20 days in Darwin & Katherine Itinerary

20 days in Darwin & Katherine Itinerary

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20 days in Darwin & Katherine Itinerary

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

16
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Buley Rockhole and Spirit of Darwin. Explore hidden gems such as Florence Falls and Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Darwin side-trips: Adelaide River War Cemetery (in Adelaide River), Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs) and Litchfield National Park (Wangi Falls, Magnetic Termite Mounds, & more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 25th (Thu) at Darwin Waterfront. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Nightcliff Jetty, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Alexander, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Darwin itinerary builder tool .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Darwin International Airport. In April, daytime highs in Darwin are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Litchfield National Park, Territory Wildlife Park, Adelaide River War Cemetery, Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
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Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 5th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Low Level Nature Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Katherine School of the Air Tourist Room, see the interesting displays at Katherine Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Katherine Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Nitmiluk National Park.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Katherine tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Darwin to Katherine in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Darwin in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Katherine, with lows of 20°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Helicopter Tours

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