18 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

18 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
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Wauchope
— 1 night
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Katherine
— 5 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
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Litchfield National Park
— 1 night
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Darwin
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kings Canyon as well as Kings Creek Station. The adventure continues: make a trip to Uluru, go for a walk through Mala Walk, hike along Kuniya Walk, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in November, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can fly to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Alice Springs

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Glen Helen Gorge, Ellery Creek Big Hole, Finke Gorge National Park, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then stroll through Alice Springs Desert Park, then head outdoors with Simpsons Gap, and finally get great views at Anzac Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Finke Gorge National Park, then head outdoors with Ellery Creek Big Hole, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glen Helen Gorge.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 21°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Wauchope.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Wauchope

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Karlu Karlu-Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Wauchope visit planning website.

Getting from Alice Springs to Wauchope by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Wauchope

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Katherine

— 5 nights
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, Elsey National Park and Daly Waters Pub. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katherine: Mataranka (Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Springs & Bitter Springs). There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, take in the dramatic natural features at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, stroll through Low Level Nature Reserve, and take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Katherine journey tool.

Drive from Wauchope to Katherine in 8 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Katherine can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You'll set off for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) on the 23rd (Tue).

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 2 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Maguk Gorge, Twin Falls and Jim Jim Falls. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on Yellow Water Cruises, admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, make a trip to Ubirr, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arnhem Land Escarpment.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Walker Creek as well as Buley Rockhole. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the activities along Buley Rockhole, hike along Walker Creek, then admire the sheer force of Florence Falls, and finally don't miss a visit to Magnetic Termite Mounds.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Litchfield National Park holiday planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Litchfield National Park. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Darwin

— 2 nights

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.
Adelaide River Cruises has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): head outdoors with Adelaide River Cruises.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Litchfield National Park to Darwin. In November, daily temperatures in Darwin can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Northern Territory travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Nature & Parks
A largely unpopulated, parched land of deep red desert, spectacular rock formations, and small, isolated settlements, Northern Territory has perhaps the most distinctively Australian aesthetic of all the country’s states. The region’s towns and cities are clustered around the Stuart Highway--the iconic road that serves as Northern Territory’s main artery--rather than the coastline, as is normally the case in Australia.