15 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

15 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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15 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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

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.
You'll explore and learn at Walkatjara Art and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Walpa Gorge and Kuniya Walk. There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday planning site .

Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Brisbane in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre and Talapi. Visiting Walking tours and Alice Springs Desert Park will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, view the masterpieces at This is Aboriginal Art, identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and get great views at Anzac Hill.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs online travel route planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In May, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

1
night
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): hike along Katherine Gorge, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Katherine road trip planner.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Katherine is a bit warmer than Alice Springs - with highs of 36°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Helicopter Tours
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ubirr and Warradjan Cultural Centre. Get outdoors at Nourlangie Rock and Cahills Crossing. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek, and identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Get in touch with nature at Mindil Beach and Crocosaurus Cove. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Defence of Darwin Experience and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Spend the 8th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Darwin tour planner.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Darwin, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

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

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