9 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

9 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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9 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  6​h
1
Darwin
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Alice Springs
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  2​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Melbourne


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 29th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin journey planner.

Melbourne to Darwin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Darwin reach 36°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

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

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get in touch with nature at Ubirr and Jim Jim Falls. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, and don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

1
day
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 4th (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Alice Springs takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Walking tours
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kata Tjuta and Kuniya Walk. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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