36 days in Western Australia Itinerary

36 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Perth
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Albany
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Kununurra
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
Broome
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
Denham
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Kalbarri
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
Exmouth
— 4 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Budapest

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Rockingham Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Caversham Wildlife Park and Matilda Bay Reserve. When in Perth, make a side trip to see The Fremantle Round House in Fremantle, approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Perth trip planner .

Budapest, Hungary to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In July, Perth is slightly colder than Budapest - with highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Matilda Bay Reserve, The Fremantle Round House, Rockingham Beach, Helicopter Tours
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Canal Rocks. Get outdoors at Sunflowers Animal Farm and Gnarabup Beach. Step out of Margaret River with an excursion to Meelup Beach in Dunsborough--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Caves Road, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Point, do a tasting at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, and look for gifts at Moon Haven Natural Products.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Dunsborough, Willespie, Canal Rocks, Surfers Point
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Canal Rocks ©
Canal Rocks

4
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Emu Point. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tree Top Walk and Little Beach. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Denmark (Monkey Rock & Harewood Forest). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach, pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, and stroll through Ellen Cove Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Albany sightseeing website .

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Albany, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Albany

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Denmark, Tree Top Walk
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Monkey Rock ©
Monkey Rock
Ellen Cove Boardwalk ©
Ellen Cove Boardwalk

4
nights
Kununurra

A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Explore hidden gems such as Mirima National Park and Emma Gorge. Get outdoors at El Questro Wilderness Park and Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve. On the 8th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Ord River and explore and take pictures at Zebra Rock Mine.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kununurra trip planner .

You can fly from Albany to Kununurra in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Albany in August: highs in Kununurra hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Kununurra

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Walking tours
ZEBRA ROCK MINE GALLERY & CAMPGROUND ©

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Broome Town Beach. Get outdoors at Staircase To The Moon and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Broome Bird Observatory, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Broome online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Kununurra to Broome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Broome, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Denham.

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Broome Town Beach ©
Broome Town Beach
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Broome Bird Observatory ©
Broome Bird Observatory

4
nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Bay and Monkey Mia. Take a break from the city and head to Shell Beach and Francois Peron National Park. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Ocean Park Aquarium, take some stellar pictures from Eagle Bluff, and stop by Blue Lagoon Pearl Shop.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Denham day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Broome to Denham in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Denham

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Monkey Mia
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Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach
Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Francois Peron National Park ©
Francois Peron National Park

4
nights
Kalbarri

Kalbarri ©
Isolated and lapped at by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the town of Kalbarri boasts a picturesque location amid the dunes and sands of westerly Western Australia.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rainbow Jungle and Zuytdorp Cliffs. Escape the urban bustle at Pink Lake and Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the waterfront views at Murchison River, tour the pleasant surroundings at Chinaman's Beach, and take some stellar pictures from Shellhouse Grandstand.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kalbarri travel route builder app .

You can drive from Denham to Kalbarri in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. You will leave for Exmouth on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Kalbarri

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs
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Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle
Kayaking & Canoeing
Hutt Lagoon ©
Hutt Lagoon

4
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yardie Creek and Charles Knife Canyon. Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Mandu Mandu Gorge. Spend the 24th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef, appreciate the history behind Potshot Memorial, and take in the exciting artwork at The Ningaloo Gallery.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Exmouth sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Kalbarri to Exmouth in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. August in Exmouth sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Scuba & Snorkeling

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