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Alice Springs to Darwin drive

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Alice Springs to Darwin road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Alice Springs to Darwin. If you're planning a road trip to Darwin, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Alice Springs
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:26 am  Central Australia
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:26 pm
drive for about 3 hours

3:15 pm  Wycliffe Well
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:15 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:58 pm  Tennant Creek
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Tennant Creek
drive for about 2 hours

1:01 pm  Pamayu
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:01 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:58 pm  Daly Waters
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Daly Waters
drive for about 2 hours

12:00 pm  Mataranka
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:00 pm
drive for about 4 hours

4:49 pm  Batchelor
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:49 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:04 pm  arrive in Darwin

day 3 driving ≈ 7 hours

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Alice Springs to Darwin questions

profile  Katia from Brisbane asked:
Road/train trip Darwin-Alice springs, Stuart highway  (2 answers)

Where should I stop along the way?

Central Australia

Wycliffe Well

Tennant Creek


Daly Waters



What are some things to do in Darwin?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Darwin. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Darwin?  (6 answers)

profile  Maddie from Sydney asked:
One Day in Darwin!  (4 answers)

profile  Mickey from asked:
Darwin over Uluru  (3 answers)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Darwin to Alice Springs drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Alice Springs to Darwin. Or get a full Alice Springs to Darwin flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Alice Springs well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Alice Springs!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 930 miles
driving time of 16 hours, 30 minutes
Darwin is the same time as Alice Springs
11 Alice Springs travel answers
1 Tennant Creek travel answer
1 Daly Waters travel answer
1 Mataranka travel answer
32 Darwin travel answers


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