15 days in Top End Itinerary

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
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Katherine
— 1 night
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Dundee Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Humpty Doo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Darwin
— 4 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 4 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Ubirr, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, explore the striking landscape of Maguk Gorge, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

Adelaide to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Katherine.
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Katherine — 1 night

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then explore the striking landscape at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, and then take in the exciting artwork at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Katherine journey maker.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dundee Beach.
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Dundee Beach — 2 nights

On the 27th (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at Balance for Life Yoga & Wellness Retreat and then get outside with Dundee Beach Fishing Charters. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dundee Beach journey site.

Drive from Katherine to Dundee Beach in 4 hours. Traveling from Katherine in September, expect nights in Dundee Beach to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Humpty Doo.
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Humpty Doo — 3 nights

Humpty Doo is a small town in Australia's Northern Territory, situated just south of the Arnhem Highway, approximately 40 km from Darwin. You've now added Helihunt to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Humpty Doo: Batchelor (Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden & Batchelor Museum), ZEBRA ROCK MINE GALLERY & CAMPGROUND (in Baines) and Litchfield National Park (Buley Rockhole & Magnetic Termite Mounds). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Territory Wildlife Park, take in the exciting artwork at Didgeridoo Hut & Art Gallery, and stop by Crazy Acres.

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Traveling by car from Dundee Beach to Humpty Doo takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Darwin.
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Darwin — 4 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.
Spend the 2nd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, make a splash at Wave Lagoon, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Darwin, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Humpty Doo to Darwin in an hour. In October in Darwin, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Top End travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nature & Wildlife Tours · Wildlife Areas
The name given to the most northerly portion of the Northern Territory, the Top End region encompasses a variety of landscapes, from oceanic coastline to parched desert to the urban sprawl of state capital Darwin. Eucalyptus trees and patches of rainforest dot the area, as do a number of rivers that form the major part of the state’s wetlands, giving Top End a practical as well as scenic significance.
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