8 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

8 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Route & dates

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. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then kick back and relax at Mindil Beach.

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Sydney to Darwin is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney to Darwin, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get a bit warmer in Darwin: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours
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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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong and then delve into the distant past at Ubirr. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge.

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

Drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
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 ©
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: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour builder website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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