22 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

22 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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22 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  26​h
1
Darwin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Pine Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Katherine
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  35​h
End: Amsterdam

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mindil Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Litchfield National Park in Batchelor (about 1h 45 min away). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct, and examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

For photos and tourist information, read Darwin travel planning website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Darwin is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Darwin, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Darwin is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Litchfield National Park ©
Litchfield National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

7
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Ubirr and Kakadu National park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk, admire the sheer force of Twin Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pine Creek.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Kakadu National park ©
Kakadu National park

1
night
Pine Creek

Pine Creek ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Bukbukluk Lookout and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Pine Creek visit planning website .

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Pine Creek in 3 hours. August in Pine Creek sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Pine Creek

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Bukbukluk Lookout ©
Bukbukluk Lookout

3
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Katherine Gorge and Katherine Hot Springs. Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Katherine Outback Experience, get engrossed in the history at Katherine School of the Air Tourist Room, identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve, and view the masterpieces at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Katherine online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Pine Creek to Katherine takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Get in touch with nature at Kata Tjuta and Kuniya Walk. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, go for a walk through Field of Light, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Katherine to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Katherine in August, things will get a bit cooler in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 27°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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