15 days in Alice Springs, Darwin & Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) Itinerary

15 days in Alice Springs, Darwin & Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) Itinerary

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15 days in Alice Springs, Darwin & Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) Itinerary

Start: Darwin
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Darwin
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Darwin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, get great views at Anzac Hill, then see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs holiday builder .

Darwin to Alice Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Darwin, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

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

9
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.
Explore Darwin's surroundings by going to Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor), Magnetic Termite Mounds (in Litchfield National Park) and Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Darwin trip planning website .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in July, expect nights in Darwin to be much hotter, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Magnetic Termite Mounds, Territory Wildlife Park, Litchfield National Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Ubirr and then contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip website .

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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