14 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

14 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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14 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  36​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Alice Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Kakadu National park. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, and take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour planner .

Washington DC, USA to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 36-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Washington DC to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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

3
nights
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.
Spend the 8th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Mindil Beach, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and make a splash at Wave Lagoon.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Darwin attractions planner .

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Darwin are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

1
night
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 9th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Talapi.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Alice Springs travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Darwin in September, plan for little chillier days in Alice Springs, with highs around 82°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Parks Wildlife
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Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

3
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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