7 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

7 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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7 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Darwin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, get interesting insight from Tours, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Darwin trip builder .

Sydney to Darwin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sydney, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Darwin, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

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

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 26th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, then identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, and finally make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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