12 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

12 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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12 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Darwin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
4
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Perth

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct. On the next day, kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, then examine the collection at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and then examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Darwin day trip planning site .

Perth to Darwin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Darwin is 1 hour. Traveling from Perth in August, expect nights in Darwin to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are much hotter, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Popular historic sites such as Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Maguk Gorge and Warradjan Cultural Centre. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls, admire the sheer force of Motor Car Falls, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online tour builder .

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kata Tjuta and Lungkata Walk. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In August in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs tour itinerary builder website .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Wildlife Parks
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Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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