34 days in Western Australia Itinerary

34 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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34 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  22​h 30​min
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
Denham
— 4 nights
+3
shuttle + bus + taxi + Fly:  11​h 30​min
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Esperance
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
Albany
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
Pemberton
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Margaret River
— 6 nights
+2
bus + Fly + train:  27​h
End: Bristol

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin Quay and The Fremantle Round House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Mandurah (Waterskiing & Jetskiing & Mandurah War Memorial) and Fremantle (Fremantle Prison, Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, & more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and take in the waterfront at South Perth Foreshore.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Perth trip maker app .

Bristol, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Bristol to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Denham.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle, Mandurah, Monument Hill War Memorial, South Perth Foreshore
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

4
nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Step off the beaten path and head to Shell Beach and Ocean Park Aquarium. Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Francois Peron National Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Shark Bay, look for gifts at Blue Lagoon Pearl Shop, and take some stellar pictures from Eagle Bluff.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Denham driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Perth to Denham takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Things to do in Denham

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Monkey Mia
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Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach
Ocean Park Aquarium ©
Ocean Park Aquarium
Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay

2
nights
Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of the Goldfields and Hannans North Tourist Mine.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalgoorlie-Boulder tour itinerary website .

Getting from Denham to Kalgoorlie-Boulder by combination of shuttle, bus, and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. In January in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Museum of the Goldfields ©
Museum of the Goldfields
Hannans North Tourist Mine ©
Hannans North Tourist Mine
Beaten Track Brewery ©
Beaten Track Brewery

5
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Twilight Bay and Blue Haven Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Lucky Bay, stop by Mermaid Leather, stroll through Ten Mile Lagoon, and examine the collection at Esperance Museum.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Esperance trip tool .

Getting from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Esperance by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Kalgoorlie-Boulder in January, expect Esperance to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Esperance Stonehenge ©
Esperance Stonehenge

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Little Beach and Middleton Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Denmark (Rising Star Winery, Denmark Animal Farm & Pentland Alpaca Stud, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Emu Point, admire the landmark architecture of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, stroll through Goode Beach, and admire all the interesting features of Replica of the Brig Amity.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Albany online journey maker .

You can drive from Esperance to Albany in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Esperance in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Albany: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pemberton.

Things to do in Albany

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Denmark
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Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ©
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial
Replica of the Brig Amity ©
Replica of the Brig Amity

4
nights
Pemberton

Pemberton ©
Go to Pemberton to enjoy beautiful natural surroundings, nearby national parks, and local wines.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gloucester Tree and D’Entrecasteaux National Park. Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Gloucester National Park. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree, take an in-depth tour of The Pemberton Visitor Centre & Museum, ride a horse along Cowboy Up Trail Rides, and grab your bike and head to Pemberton Mountain Bike Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pemberton trip planner .

You can drive from Albany to Pemberton in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Pemberton

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Gloucester National Park ©
Gloucester National Park
Gloucester Tree ©
Gloucester Tree
Pemberton Mountain Bike Park ©
Pemberton Mountain Bike Park

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Meelup Beach and Caves Road. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Cape Naturaliste (Sugarloaf Rock & Bunker Bay), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Busselton) and Yallingup (Yallingup Beach & Canal Rocks). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, get your game on at Amaze'n Margaret River, stop by Bettenay's Margaret River Nougat Company, and learn about winemaking at Willespie.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Pemberton to Margaret River takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Cowaramup, Cape Naturaliste, Willespie, Meelup Beach
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Canal Rocks ©
Canal Rocks
Wine Tours & Tastings

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