10 days in Darwin, Alice Springs & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

10 days in Darwin, Alice Springs & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

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10 days in Darwin, Alice Springs & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Itinerary

Start: Darwin
1
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Darwin

3
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Visiting Lameroo Beach and Buley Rockhole will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and Wangi Falls. Take a break from Darwin with a short trip to Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve in Humpty Doo, about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Casuarina Coastal Reserve, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, witness a stunning natural landmark at Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Darwin journey planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Darwin International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park
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Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Photography Tours
Casuarina Coastal Reserve ©
Casuarina Coastal Reserve

2
nights
Alice Springs

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path. On the 8th (Fri), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then try to win big at Lasseters Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): get outside with Simpsons Gap, take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Alice Springs, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen
Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap

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nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walpa Gorge and Mutitjulu Waterhole. Escape the urban bustle at Kuniya Walk and Uluru. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Uluru, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey maker .

Getting from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In November, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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