8 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

8 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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8 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h
2
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Darwin
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Katherine
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation builder .

Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs day trip planning website .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In April, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip 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 April, things will get a bit warmer in Darwin: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Jabiru.

Things to do in Darwin

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Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing and then identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, then don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and then identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing

1
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Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Katherine road trip app .

Traveling by car from Jabiru to Katherine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Katherine

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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge

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