11 days in Darwin & Katherine Itinerary

11 days in Darwin & Katherine Itinerary

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11 days in Darwin & Katherine Itinerary

Start: Darwin
1
Darwin
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Katherine
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Darwin

7
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Far Out Adventures and Safaris. Your inner history buff will appreciate Adelaide River War Cemetery and St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Darwin: Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve (in Humpty Doo), Litchfield National Park (Florence Falls, Buley Rockhole, & more) and Batchelor (Litchfield National Park & Batchelor Butterfly Farm and Pet Garden). Spend the 19th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Mary River National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Casuarina Coastal Reserve, learn about all things military at Darwin Military Museum, don't miss a visit to Nightcliff Jetty, and see the interesting displays at 1934 Qantas Hangar.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Darwin trip maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Darwin. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Batchelor, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Mary River National Park, Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Adelaide River War Cemetery ©
Adelaide River War Cemetery

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Nitmiluk National Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nitmiluk National Park, view the masterpieces at MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jatbula Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Katherine Gorge. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Edith Falls, then explore the galleries of Manyallaluk - The Dreaming Place, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Katherine Outback Experience.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Katherine road trip website .

You can drive from Darwin to Katherine in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Darwin in June, Katherine is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Jatbula Trail ©
Jatbula Trail
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park

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