9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Darwin
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Litchfield National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Katherine
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
4
Mataranka
— 1 day
Travel:  12​h 45​min
5
West MacDonnell National Park
— 1 night
Travel:  6​h 15​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Darwin

1
night
Litchfield National Park

Litchfield National Park ©
On the 30th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Florence Falls.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Litchfield National Park vacation builder site .

Darwin to Litchfield National Park is an approximately 2-hour car ride. June in Litchfield National Park sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Parks Nature
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Buley Rockhole ©
Buley Rockhole
Magnetic Termite Mounds ©
Magnetic Termite Mounds
Wangi Falls ©
Wangi Falls

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong, then identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, then identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, and finally steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, explore the ancient world of Ubirr, and then make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip site .

Explore your travel options from Litchfield National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Katherine.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:
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Mamukala Billabong ©
Mamukala Billabong
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

few
hours
Katherine

Katherine
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 7th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Katherine journey website .

Drive from Darwin to Katherine in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Darwin in July since evenings lows in Katherine dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mataranka.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

1
day
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 9th (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Bitter Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Botanic Walk, then trek along Mataranka Thermal Pool, Elsey National Park, then identify plant and animal life at Elsey National Park, and finally go for a walk through Mataranka Falls.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mataranka road trip site .

Traveling by car from Katherine to Mataranka takes 1.5 hours. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

1
night
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
On the 5th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Redbank Gorge, then head outdoors with Ochre Pits, and then identify plant and animal life at Glen Helen Gorge. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at West MacDonnell National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our West MacDonnell National Park tour website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mataranka to West MacDonnell National Park. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park
Ochre Pits ©
Ochre Pits

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from West MacDonnell National Park to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In July in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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