14 days in Melbourne & Northern Territory Itinerary

14 days in Melbourne & Northern Territory Itinerary

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14 days in Melbourne & Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Katherine
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Litchfield National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Melbourne. February in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 5:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Alice Springs

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 6th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Talapi, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

Plan a trip to Alice Springs easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can fly from Melbourne to Alice Springs in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect Alice Springs to be a bit warmer, temps between 42°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Wildlife Parks
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Talapi ©
Talapi

1
night
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the galleries of MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, then browse the exhibits of Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, and then explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Katherine trip planning website .

Fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Katherine, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Museums Shopping Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft ©
MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout, and look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

1
night
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls, then explore the activities along Buley Rockhole, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Litchfield National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Litchfield National Park with the Route module. In February in Litchfield National Park, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Nature Parks Tours
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Helicopter Tours
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls

2
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Litchfield National Park to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Litchfield National Park in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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