16 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

16 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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16 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Mount Isa
Drive:  11​h
1
Mataranka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Katherine
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Litchfield National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Darwin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
Drive:  18​h 30​min
End: Mount Isa

2
nights
Mataranka

Mataranka ©
Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bitter Springs. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Bitter Springs. On the next day, go for a walk through Mataranka Falls and then explore the striking landscape at Mataranka Thermal Pool, Elsey National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mataranka day trip planner.

Mount Isa to Mataranka is an approximately 14-hour car ride. You can also fly. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Katherine.

Things to do in Mataranka

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Bitter Springs ©
Bitter Springs
Mataranka Falls ©
Mataranka Falls

1
day
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. You've now added Katherine Hot Springs to your itinerary. On the 29th (Mon), witness a stunning natural landmark at Katherine Hot Springs, then identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve, and then hike along Katherine Gorge.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Katherine trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Mataranka to Katherine takes 1.5 hours. In April in Katherine, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Katherine

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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Low Level Nature Reserve ©
Low Level Nature Reserve
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs

4
nights
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Wangi Falls, Florence Falls, Tolmer Falls, and other attractions. Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Litchfield National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Litchfield National Park itinerary maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Katherine to Litchfield National Park. In April, daytime highs in Litchfield National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for Darwin.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls
Tolmer Falls ©
Tolmer Falls

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Venture North as well as Deckchair Cinema. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, do sightseeing your way with Venture North, and then catch a movie at Deckchair Cinema.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Darwin trip maker app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Litchfield National Park to Darwin. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Venture North ©
Venture North
Deckchair Cinema ©
Deckchair Cinema

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jumping Crocodile & Wildlife Tours, Maguk Gorge, Jim Jim Falls, and other attractions you added. Explore hidden gems such as Cahills Crossing and Twin Falls. It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Kakadu National park.

Plan trip to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls

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