26 days in Western Australia Itinerary

26 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly + bus:  24​h
1
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Esperance
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Geraldton
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Denham
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
7
Fremantle
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Nairobi

5
nights
Margaret River

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Brookwood Estate and Happs Winery and Cellar Door. Discover out-of-the-way places like Meelup Beach and Sunflowers Animal Farm. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Wise Wine (in Eagle Bay), Yallingup Beach (in Yallingup) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dunsborough). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Vasse Felix Winery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gnarabup Beach, kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, and delve into the distant past at Hamelin Bay Jetty.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Margaret River visit planning app .

Nairobi, Kenya to Margaret River is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Nairobi to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Dunsborough, Brookland Valley Vineyard, Happs Winery and Cellar Door, Wise Wine
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Brookwood Estate ©
Brookwood Estate
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Little Beach and Anvil Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Princess Royal Fortress and Singlefile Wines. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Shelley Beach (in Denmark) and Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Middleton Beach, take some stellar pictures from Padre White Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Albany Heritage Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Torbay Glass Studio.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Albany driving holiday planner.

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. December in Albany sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Cosy Corner Beach
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:
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Anvil Beach ©
Anvil Beach
Singlefile Wines ©
Singlefile Wines
Princess Royal Fortress ©
Princess Royal Fortress

4
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. Get a sense of the local culture at Esperance Stonehenge and Section Glass Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Twilight Bay and Lucky Bay. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Thistle Cove, stroll through Blue Haven Beach, and make a trip to Esperance Whale Tail.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Esperance road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Albany to Esperance takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Esperance are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Things to do in Esperance

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:
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Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

1
night
Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum of the Goldfields, explore and take pictures at The Superpit, then steep yourself in history at Hannans North Tourist Mine, and finally don't miss a visit to Kalgoorlie Town Hall.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kalgoorlie-Boulder tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Esperance to Kalgoorlie-Boulder by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Esperance in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Kalgoorlie-Boulder: highs are around 38°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

#Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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Museum of the Goldfields ©
Museum of the Goldfields
Hannans North Tourist Mine ©
Hannans North Tourist Mine

2
nights
Geraldton

Geraldton ©
Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Geraldton, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Town Beach. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Greenough Museum & Gardens, see the interesting displays at The Tin Heads, and then contemplate the long history of Oakabella Homestead.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Geraldton online journey planner .

Getting from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Geraldton by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kalgoorlie-Boulder in December, you will find days in Geraldton are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Denham.

Things to do in Geraldton

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oakabella Homestead, Greenough Museum & Gardens
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Museum of Geraldton ©
Museum of Geraldton
Oakabella Homestead ©
Oakabella Homestead
Greenough Museum & Gardens ©
Greenough Museum & Gardens

3
nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shark Bay and Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Shell Beach, get great views at Eagle Bluff, look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey Mia, and meet the residents at Ocean Park Aquarium.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Denham day trip planning site .

Drive from Geraldton to Denham in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fremantle.

Things to do in Denham

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Monkey Mia
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach
Monkey Mia ©
Monkey Mia

4
nights
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Explore hidden gems such as Little Creatures and Scitech. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fremantle Prison and The Fremantle Round House. Get out of town with these interesting Fremantle side-trips: Perth (Kings Park & Botanic Garden & The Perth Mint) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Matilda Bay Reserve and appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fremantle online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Denham to Fremantle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fremantle

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Perth, Caversham Wildlife Park, Matilda Bay Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Matilda Bay Reserve ©
Matilda Bay Reserve

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