9 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

9 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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9 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
2
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Katherine
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Canberra

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kuniya Walk and Valley of the Winds. Visiting Walpa Gorge and Uluru Hiking Path will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and get great views at Uluru.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online journey planner .

Canberra to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in September: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 33°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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.
On the 29th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs vacation builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

1
night
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 30th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls and then explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Katherine travel website .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in September, things will get a bit warmer in Katherine: highs are around 42°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Nature Parks Trails
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

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 1st (Tue): explore the ancient world of Ubirr and then identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, then steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Darwin Aviation Museum and then see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Darwin sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Darwin, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Museums
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Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience
Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum

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