8 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

8 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

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8 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Darwin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Litchfield National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Katherine
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral and then don't miss a visit to Parliament House.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Darwin vacation planner.

Sydney to Darwin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Darwin: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Litchfield National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Safaris
Parliament House ©
Parliament House

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night
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Florence Falls, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Buley Rockhole, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wangi Falls.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Litchfield National Park holiday planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Darwin to Litchfield National Park. In July in Litchfield National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Nature Parks
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Florence Falls ©
Florence Falls
Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls

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nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 12th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Wetlands, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Litchfield National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Nitmiluk National Park. Keep things going the next day: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then identify plant and animal life at Low Level Nature Reserve, then stroll through Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, and finally experience rural life at Katherine Outback Experience.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Katherine trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Katherine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Katherine can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Nitmiluk National Park ©
Nitmiluk National Park
Helicopter Tours
Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience

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Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Road Transport Hall of Fame, head outdoors with Simpsons Gap, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Katherine to Alice Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Katherine in July, things will get slightly colder in Alice Springs: highs are around 24°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Outdoors Museums Nature
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Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen
Road Transport Hall of Fame ©
Road Transport Hall of Fame

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