9 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

9 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Start: Nice
Fly:  31 h
1
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Kings Canyon
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 30 min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Darwin
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  28 h
End: Nice

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip itinerary planner.

Nice, France to Alice Springs is an approximately 32- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Nice to Alice Springs is 8.5 hours. Traveling from Nice in September, expect nights in Alice Springs to be a bit cooler, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Alice Springs

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

1
night
Kings Canyon

On the 23rd (Mon), see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then cruise along Mereenie Loop Road.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kings Canyon trip planner.

Getting from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Scenic Drive Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mereenie Loop Road
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Helicopter Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. September in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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day
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 26th (Thu), hike along Bardedjilidji Walk and then look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Bardedjilidji Walk ©
Bardedjilidji Walk

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 27th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, then see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and then identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Darwin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory ©
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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