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:  6​h 15​min
1
Darwin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
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 25th (Wed): cool off at Big Buoy Water Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Darwin road trip tool .

Sydney to Darwin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Darwin at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Wildlife Theme Parks
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Wave Lagoon ©
Wave Lagoon
Big Buoy Water Park ©
Big Buoy Water Park

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong and then don't miss a visit to Ubirr. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, and finally identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) driving holiday planner .

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 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

2
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In September in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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