61 days in Darwin, Katherine & Surrounds & Alice Springs & Surrounds Itinerary

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Darwin
— 16 nights
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Katherine
— 7 nights
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Timber Creek
— 6 nights
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Mataranka
— 6 nights
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Borroloola
— 6 nights
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West MacDonnell National Park
— 5 nights
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Alice Springs
— 14 nights
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Darwin — 16 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.
Explore Darwin's surroundings by going to Adelaide River Railway Bridg (in Adelaide River), Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs) and Litchfield National Park (Wangi Falls Art & Cultural Centre, Florence Falls, &more). Spend the 28th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park.

Plan my day in Darwin using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Bangkok, Thailand to Darwin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Darwin, you'll lose 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. February in Darwin sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Katherine.
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Katherine — 7 nights

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve, view the masterpieces at MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Katherine trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Darwin to Katherine by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Katherine are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Timber Creek.
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Timber Creek — 6 nights

Timber Creek is an isolated small town on the banks of the Victoria River in the Northern Territory of Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Timber Creek: Victoria River (Jasper Gorge & Judbarra / Gregory National Park). It doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Nackeroo Lookout and see the interesting displays at Timber Creek Police Station and Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Timber Creek trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Katherine to Timber Creek takes 3 hours. On the 16th (Thu), you'll travel to Mataranka.
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Mataranka — 6 nights

Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Mataranka is known for nature, spas, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Elsey National Park, boost your wellbeing at Mataranka Thermal Pool, witness a stunning natural landmark at Bitter Springs, and take in the pleasant sights at Mataranka Falls.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mataranka itinerary planner.

You can drive from Timber Creek to Mataranka in 4 hours. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel to Borroloola.
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Borroloola — 6 nights

Borroloola is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Borroloola is known for parks and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Limmen National Park and identify plant and animal life at Caranbirini Conservation Reserve.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Borroloola online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Mataranka to Borroloola takes 6 hours. You will leave for West MacDonnell National Park on the 28th (Tue).
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West MacDonnell National Park — 5 nights

West MacDonnell National Park is known for nature and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Standley Chasm Angkerle, take in the awesome beauty at West MacDonnell National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Helen Gorge, and take in the dramatic natural features at Serpentine Gorge.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our West MacDonnell National Park online visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Borroloola to West MacDonnell National Park. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll travel to Alice Springs.
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Alice Springs — 14 nights

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Go for a jaunt from Alice Springs to Hermannsburg to see Hermannsburg Historic Precinct about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Emily Gap. There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, get great views at Anzac Hill, and shop like a local with Alice Springs School of the Air Experience.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip planner.

Take a shuttle from West MacDonnell National Park to Alice Springs in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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