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

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

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Darwin
— 1 night
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
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Katherine
— 2 nights
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Litchfield National Park
— 2 nights
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Darwin
— 5 nights
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Darwin — 1 night

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.
For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin road trip planning tool.

Cairns to Darwin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns to Darwin, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairns in July, expect nights in Darwin to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 3 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Here are some ideas for day two: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwurr Art Site.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip planning site.

Drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Fri) before leaving for Katherine.
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Katherine — 2 nights

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Katherine Hot Springs and then admire the sheer force of Edith Falls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Katherine road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Katherine are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 10th (Sun), you're off to Litchfield National Park.
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Litchfield National Park — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Wangi Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Magnetic Termite Mounds, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Litchfield National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Katherine to Litchfield National Park. Traveling from Katherine in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Litchfield National Park. You will leave for Darwin on the 12th (Tue).
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Darwin — 5 nights

See even more of Darwin: enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, cool off at Darwin Waterfront, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Litchfield National Park to Darwin with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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