32 days in Darwin & Katherine Itinerary

32 days in Darwin & Katherine Itinerary

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32 days in Darwin & Katherine Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Darwin
— 11 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Katherine
— 19 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Sydney

11
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.
Family-friendly places like Wave Lagoon and Leanyer Recreation Park will thrill your kids. Explore Darwin's surroundings by going to Litchfield National Park (in Batchelor) and Territory Wildlife Park (in Berry Springs). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 23rd (Thu) at Darwin Waterfront. Spend the 30th (Thu) on the water with a fishing tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, admire the natural beauty at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Crocodylus Park, and examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Darwin trip itinerary planner .

Sydney to Darwin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Darwin to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Katherine.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Territory Wildlife Park, Litchfield National Park
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Wave Lagoon ©
Wave Lagoon
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Darwin Waterfront ©
Darwin Waterfront

19
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Explore Katherine's surroundings by going to Mataranka (Mataranka Thermal Pool, Elsey National Park, Bitter Springs, & more) and Pine Creek (Copperfield Dam Park Area, Pine Creek Museum and Library, & more). Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Nitmiluk National Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Katherine Gorge, examine the collection at Katherine Museum, take some stellar pictures from Bukbukluk Lookout, and view the masterpieces at MiMi Aboriginal Art & Craft.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Katherine road trip tool .

You can drive from Darwin to Katherine in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Katherine can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pine Creek, Mataranka, Bukbukluk Lookout
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Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge
Bukbukluk Lookout ©
Bukbukluk Lookout
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls

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