38 days in Australia Itinerary

38 days in Australia Itinerary

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38 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  29​h
Busselton
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
Perth
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Cervantes
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Kalbarri
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Denham
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Geraldton
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  4​h 15​min
Rottnest Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  30​min
Fremantle
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: London

2
nights
Busselton

With a reputation for making things convenient and comfortable for visitors, Busselton has been voted Australia's best tourist town several times.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): Head underground at Ngilgi Cave and then stroll through Meelup Beach. On your second day here, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Busselton journey maker app .

London, UK to Busselton is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Busselton is 8 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Busselton

#Tours, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ngilgi Cave, Meelup Beach
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Ngilgi Cave ©
Ngilgi Cave

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Yallingup (Canal Rocks & Howling Wolves Wines Cellar Door). Spend the 28th (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. The adventure continues: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, indulge your taste buds at Pierro, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamelin Bay.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Busselton to Margaret River takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Tours, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Yallingup, Cowaramup, Augusta, Brookland Valley Vineyard, Mammoth Cave
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

10
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Whiteman (Whiteman Park & Caversham Wildlife Park), Millendon (Olive Farm Wines, Fig Tree Estate, & more) and Herne Hill (Illusionary Art, The House of Honey, & more). Dedicate the 5th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Hillarys Boat Harbour, and make a splash at The Maze, home of Outback Splash.

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Getting from Margaret River to Perth by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February in Perth, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cervantes.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Whiteman, Millendon, Herne Hill, Swan Valley, Henley Brook
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

2
nights
Cervantes

Cervantes ©
Cervantes is a town in Western Australia off Indian Ocean Drive about 198km north-north-west of the state capital, Perth in the Shire of Dandaragan local government area. On the 12th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Emu Downs Wind Farm. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nambung National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cervantes trip site .

You can drive from Perth to Cervantes in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Cervantes

#Nature, #Parks
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The Pinnacles Desert ©
The Pinnacles Desert
Emu Downs Wind Farm ©
Emu Downs Wind Farm

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get great views at Red Bluff, meet the residents at Rainbow Jungle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kalbarri Pelican Feeding, and finally take some stellar pictures from The Loop and Z Bend Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): explore the activities along Hutt Lagoon and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Kalbarri route planning tool .

You can drive from Cervantes to Kalbarri in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Exmouth.

Things to do in Kalbarri

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

The Loop and Z Bend Gorge
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Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle
The Loop and Z Bend Gorge ©
The Loop and Z Bend Gorge
Hutt Lagoon ©
Hutt Lagoon

3
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Exmouth is known for adventure, beaches, historic sites, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and stroll through Mauritius Beach.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Exmouth itinerary builder website .

Drive from Kalbarri to Exmouth in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In February in Exmouth, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Denham.

Things to do in Exmouth

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

2
nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): look for gifts at Blue Lagoon Pearl Shop. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Ocean Park Aquarium, then stroll through Shell Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Eagle Bluff.

To see reviews and tourist information, you can read our Denham journey tool .

Traveling by car from Exmouth to Denham takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Geraldton.

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#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach
Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Ocean Park Aquarium ©
Ocean Park Aquarium

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. On the 23rd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Museum of Geraldton, contemplate the long history of Oakabella Homestead, and then browse the exhibits of HMAS Sydney II Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, and then kick back and relax at Town Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Geraldton using our trip planner.

Drive from Denham to Geraldton in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Geraldton

#Museums, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Oakabella Homestead
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HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial
Oakabella Homestead ©
Oakabella Homestead
Museum of Geraldton ©
Museum of Geraldton

3
nights
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Rottnest Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at The Basin, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rottnest Island Salt Lakes. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Wadjemup Lighthouse, contemplate the waterfront views at Geordie Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Parakeet Bay.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rottnest Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Geraldton to Rottnest Island in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Rottnest Island can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Fremantle.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Salmon Bay ©
Salmon Bay
Parakeet Bay ©
Parakeet Bay
The Basin ©
The Basin

2
nights
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Fremantle Round House and then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison. Keep things going the next day: tour the water at your own pace with Mandurah Cruises and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fremantle visit planner.

Fremantle is very close to Rottnest Island. In February, daily temperatures in Fremantle can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fremantle

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Mandurah Cruises, Adventure World Perth Australia
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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