12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cairns
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Perth
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Esperance
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Perth

1
night
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cairns. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, kick back and relax at Cable Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aqua Broome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Broome trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Broome in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in October: high temperatures in Broome hover around 39°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Broome

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Do your shopping at The House of Honey and Talijancich Wines. Get in touch with nature at Caversham Wildlife Park and Swan River. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Fremantle (Fremantle Markets & Fremantle Prison). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Perth travel route builder .

You can fly from Broome to Perth in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Broome in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Perth, with highs around 28°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Herne Hill, Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

2
nights
Margaret River

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): shop like a local with Margaret River Chocolate Company, then look for gifts at Mukau Giftware & Gallery, then Head underground at Lake Cave, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Margaret River road trip site .

Traveling by car from Perth to Margaret River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Margaret River Chocolate Company, Mukau Giftware & Gallery
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

3
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. You've added Pink Lake, Hellfire Bay, Blue Haven Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lucky Bay, kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach, then stroll through Hellfire Bay, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pink Lake, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Le Grand National Park. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Esperance Stonehenge, kick back and relax at Thistle Cove, and then stroll through Ten Mile Lagoon.

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Traveling by flight from Perth to Esperance takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Esperance, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Esperance

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

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