18 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

18 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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18 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Darwin
Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h
3
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Litchfield National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Darwin
— 4 nights
End: Darwin

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, then get outside with Walpa Gorge, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning website .

Darwin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Darwin in March, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Simpsons Gap and Yubu Napa Art Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Mount Gillen and The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the exciting artwork at Talapi, and examine the collection at The Residency.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs online holiday planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Alice Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Outdoors Shopping
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Ellery Creek Big Hole ©
Ellery Creek Big Hole
Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): examine the collection at Katherine Museum, explore the galleries of Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve, and finally take an in-depth tour of Katherine School of the Air Tourist Room. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Nitmiluk National Park.

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Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Katherine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in March, Katherine is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Katherine Museum ©
Katherine Museum
Low Level Nature Reserve ©
Low Level Nature Reserve

4
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Yellow Water and Cahills Crossing. Step out of the city life by going to Mamukala Billabong and Anbangbang Billabong. Step out of Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) with an excursion to Injalak Arts in Gunbalanya--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, and don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kakadu National Park, Injalak Arts
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Mamukala Billabong ©
Mamukala Billabong
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls

2
nights
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Tolmer Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Buley Rockhole. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Termite Mounds, explore the different monuments and memorials at Adelaide River War Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Adelaide River Railway Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Robin Falls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Litchfield National Park planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Litchfield National Park. In March, daytime highs in Litchfield National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Adelaide River
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Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at East Point Military Museum and 1934 Qantas Hangar. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve and Safaris. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Howard Springs Nature Park, and get a new perspective on things with Spirit of Darwin.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Darwin sightseeing planner .

Explore your travel options from Litchfield National Park to Darwin with the Route module. In March in Darwin, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
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Photography Tours
Casuarina Coastal Reserve ©
Casuarina Coastal Reserve
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve ©
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

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