16 days in Darwin & Surrounds, Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) & Katherine Itinerary

16 days in Darwin & Surrounds, Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) & Katherine Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Darwin
1
Darwin
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Litchfield National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Darwin

5
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral and Star Village are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and Darwin Aviation Museum. Spend the 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 25th (Thu) at Darwin Waterfront. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, view the masterpieces at Mason Gallery, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Darwin trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Darwin. In July in Darwin, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ubirr and Mamukala Wetlands. Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bardedjilidji Walk, and see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 1st (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, view the masterpieces at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, and then get a taste of life in the country at Katherine Outback Experience. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Katherine School of the Air and then admire the sheer force of Edith Falls.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Katherine trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. July in Katherine sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:
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Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge ©
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge
Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery ©
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience

3
nights
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
On the 3rd (Sat), admire the sheer force of Tolmer Falls, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Florence Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Buley Rockhole, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Termite Mounds.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Litchfield National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Katherine to Litchfield National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Katherine in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Litchfield National Park. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks Nature Tours
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:
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Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls

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