5 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

5 days in Northern Territory Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Territory vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Darwin, Drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
Drive
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Mary River National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Darwin
Drive
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Dundee Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Litchfield National Park
Drive
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Katherine
— 1 night
Drive
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Mataranka
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

— 1 night
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 16th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Ubirr. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock and then identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water Cruises.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) tour planner.

Sydney to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is minus 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mary River National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Mary River National Park

— 1 night
Before you visit Mary River National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Mary River National Park in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Mary River National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 18th (Wed), you're off to Darwin.

Things to do in Mary River National Park

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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Darwin

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

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.
On the 18th (Wed), kick back and relax at Mindil Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Darwin online trip maker.

Getting from Mary River National Park to Darwin by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Darwin sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Dundee Beach.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Dundee Beach

— 1 night
To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dundee Beach tour planning app.

You can drive from Darwin to Dundee Beach in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Dundee Beach can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You'll set off for Litchfield National Park on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Dundee Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Litchfield National Park

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Termite Mounds.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Litchfield National Park attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Dundee Beach to Litchfield National Park with the Route module. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Litchfield National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours
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Katherine

— 1 night
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Katherine trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Litchfield National Park to Katherine. Traveling from Litchfield National Park in May, Katherine is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. You will leave for Mataranka on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Katherine

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
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Mataranka

Mataranka is a community of about 400, in the Top End region of Australia's Northern Territory. To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Mataranka trip planner.

Getting from Katherine to Mataranka by car takes about 1.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Mataranka

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
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Northern Territory travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Nature & Parks
A largely unpopulated, parched land of deep red desert, spectacular rock formations, and small, isolated settlements, Northern Territory has perhaps the most distinctively Australian aesthetic of all the country’s states. The region’s towns and cities are clustered around the Stuart Highway--the iconic road that serves as Northern Territory’s main artery--rather than the coastline, as is normally the case in Australia.