8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Darwin
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Litchfield National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Dundee Beach
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Darwin

Darwin ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, Darwin Military Museum, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, learn about all things military at Darwin Military Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at Darwin Aviation Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Darwin holiday builder tool .

Melbourne to Darwin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Darwin reach 37°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Museums Parks Beaches
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Darwin Military Museum ©
Darwin Military Museum

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, then steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, and finally explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock.

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Drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jatbula Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, and then admire the sheer force of Edith Falls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Katherine trip maker app .

Drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Trails
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Jatbula Trail ©
Jatbula Trail
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

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night
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
On the 29th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Wangi Falls, then don't miss a visit to Magnetic Termite Mounds, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Litchfield National Park road trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Katherine to Litchfield National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Katherine in August, Litchfield National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dundee Beach.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Nature Parks
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Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds

1
night
Dundee Beach

Dundee Beach
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): head outdoors with Dundee Explorer.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from Litchfield National Park to Dundee Beach. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Sat).

Things to do in Dundee Beach

Outdoors
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