9 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

9 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Territory trip builder

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

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Darwin

— 3 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.
Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise has been added to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Darwin to Berry Springs to see Territory Wildlife Park about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Darwin. In October in Darwin, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:

Litchfield National Park

— 1 night
To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Litchfield National Park day trip site.

Traveling by bus from Darwin to Litchfield National Park takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Litchfield National Park can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:

Katherine

— 2 nights
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Nitmiluk Tours has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): view the masterpieces at MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft and then take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: paddle through the water with Nitmiluk Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, and then take an in-depth tour of Katherine School of the Air.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Katherine trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Litchfield National Park to Katherine with the Route module. When traveling from Litchfield National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Katherine, with highs around 44°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Katherine

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 2 nights
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring ancient history at Ubirr. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Maguk Gorge, admire the sheer force of Jim Jim Falls, trek along Bardedjilidji Walk, and look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) travel route planner.

Drive from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:

Northern Territory travel guide

4.3
Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Wildlife Areas
A largely unpopulated, parched land of deep red desert, spectacular rock formations, and small, isolated settlements, Northern Territory has perhaps the most distinctively Australian aesthetic of all the country’s states. The region’s towns and cities are clustered around the Stuart Highway--the iconic road that serves as Northern Territory’s main artery--rather than the coastline, as is normally the case in Australia.

Kakadu National Park travel guide

4.3
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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