19 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

19 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  6 h
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5 h
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Melbourne


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.
Bring the kids along to Crocosaurus Cove and Wave Lagoon. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, meet the residents at Crocodylus Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, and take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

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Melbourne to Darwin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Darwin at 37°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

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Palmerston Water Park
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Darwin Waterfront ©
Darwin Waterfront

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kids will enjoy Motor Car Falls and Mamukala Billabong. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Twin Falls, hike along Yurmikmik Walks, and look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) visit planner.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Batchelor.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Motor Car Falls ©
Motor Car Falls
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls


Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Nina's Ark Wildlife Sanctuary and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Litchfield National Park.

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You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Batchelor in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Batchelor

Parks Wildlife Nature
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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.
Attractions like Walking tours and Alice Springs Desert Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, and steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Batchelor to Alice Springs. When traveling from Batchelor in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Alice Springs, with highs around 41°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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.
Family-friendly places like Uluru and Valley of the Winds will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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Uluru ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds