13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Darwin
1
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
3
Litchfield National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Darwin

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nights
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.
You've added Mindil Beach, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Deckchair Cinema, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): cool off at Darwin Waterfront and then watch a film at Deckchair Cinema. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Darwin trip itinerary site .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Darwin International Airport. December in Darwin sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darwin Waterfront ©
Darwin Waterfront
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Deckchair Cinema ©
Deckchair Cinema

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Cairns

Cairns ©
A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Josephine Falls has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, then take in the dramatic scenery at Behana Gorge Waterfall, and then explore the striking landscape at Babinda Boulders.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Cairns road trip planning tool .

Fly from Darwin to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Babinda Boulders
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Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Magnetic Termite Mounds, Florence Falls and Tolmer Falls. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Magnetic Termite Mounds, then admire the sheer force of Tolmer Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Wangi Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Florence Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buley Rockhole.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Litchfield National Park vacation planning site .

Explore your travel options from Darwin to Litchfield National Park with the Route module. In December, daytime highs in Litchfield National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Nature Parks
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Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nitmiluk Tours - Day Tours, Nitmiluk National Park and Katherine Gorge. On the 19th (Thu), take an unforgettable tour with Nitmiluk Tours - Day Tours. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Katherine Gorge and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nitmiluk National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Katherine online tour itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Litchfield National Park to Katherine with the Route module. December in Katherine sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. You'll set off for Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Katherine

Outdoors Nature Wildlife
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Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Nitmiluk Tours ©
Nitmiluk Tours
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. You've added Guluyambi Cultural Cruise, Nourlangie Rock, North Australian Helicopters, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Ubirr.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) journey builder website .

You can drive from Katherine to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. You will leave for home on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Guluyambi Cultural Cruise ©
Guluyambi Cultural Cruise
Arnhemlander 4WD Cultural Tour ©
Arnhemlander 4WD Cultural Tour

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