15 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

15 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Territory route planner

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
3
Katherine
— 1 night
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
5
Darwin
— 4 nights

S M T W T F S
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Uluru
4.6
©
World heritage site
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
4.7

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©

The Heart of Central Australia

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 25th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then get great views at Anzac Hill, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, take an exotic tour of Wayoutback Australian Safaris, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Alice Springs day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
Highlights from your trip
©
Lookout
Anzac Hill
4.4

1
night
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): trot along with Katherine Outback Experience, then explore the galleries of Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Katherine using our trip planner.

Fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in October, expect Katherine to be a bit warmer, temps between 44°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Outdoors · Shopping · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
©
Geologic Formation
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge
4.6
©
Horseback Riding Tour
Katherine Outback Experience
4.9

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Maguk Gorge. Spend the 31st (Sat) exploring ancient history at Ubirr. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Yellow Water Cruises, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, and get great views at Mirray Lookout.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) driving holiday app.

Getting from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your trip
©
World heritage site
Maguk Gorge
4.8
©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Yellow Water Cruises
4.5
©
Wildlife Area
Anbangbang Billabong
4.2

4
nights
Darwin

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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.
Spend the 2nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, see Offroad Dreaming, and identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Darwin trip app.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Darwin sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

Similar trips

17 days in Northern Territory BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 50 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 3 days in Northern Territory BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Northern Territory BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in South Australia, Northern Territory & Kununurra BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 50 days in South Australia, Northern Territory & Western Australia BY A USER FROM LATVIA October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Northern Territory BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, kids, popular sights Preferences: September, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Northern Territory BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in Northern Territory BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Northern Territory BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Northern Territory BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more trips