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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Darwin
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
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Katherine
— 2 nights
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Litchfield National Park
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Darwin — 5 nights

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. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Crocosaurus Cove, cool off at Darwin Waterfront, take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Darwin road trip tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Darwin. In July, daytime highs in Darwin are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 5 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ubirr and Mamukala Wetlands. Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Jarrangbarnmi / Koolpin Gorge. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Maguk Gorge, stroll through Bardedjilidji Walk, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek.

To find out how to plan a trip to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Katherine.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 31:

Katherine — 2 nights

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 take a pleasant ride with 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; or take a bus. 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.
Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Litchfield National Park — 3 nights

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).
Nature · Parks · Tours
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Kakadu National Park travel guide

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World heritage site · Nature & Wildlife Tours · Geologic Formations
In Australia's biggest national park you'll find rugged escarpments, lush rainforest and rock art galleries up to 20,000 years old. Learn about Aboriginal culture from traditional owners the Bininj/Mungguy people, take in thundering waterfalls and witness millions of migratory birds among the wetlands. Experience Kakadu's magic in six dramatically different seasons. International flights arrive directly into Darwin from many global hubs. From the airport it's about a three hour drive by car to Kakadu National Park. Follow the Nature's Way route from Darwin for a longer adventure through the Top End.

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