40 days in Western Australia Itinerary

40 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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40 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Albany
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Esperance
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Exmouth
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h
5
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Perth
— 8 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Manchester

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cable Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Broome Bird Observatory, get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, and hunt for treasures at Courthouse Markets.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Broome tour itinerary website .

Manchester, UK to Broome is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in January, with highs in Broome at 39°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Broome

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

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.
Get in touch with nature at Greens Pool and Anvil Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Anzac Centre and Singlefile Wines. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Denmark (Shelley Beach, Harewood Forest, & more) and Walpole (Mandalay Beach & Tree Top Walk). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Little Beach, take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, don't miss a visit to Mt Melville Lookout, and appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Albany trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Broome to Albany in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Broome in January, plan for little chillier days in Albany, with highs around 29°C, while nights are colder with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Walpole
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

6
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. Escape the urban bustle at Cape Le Grand National Park and Lucky Bay. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Thistle Cove, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchman's Peak, steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, and cruise along Great Ocean Drive.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Esperance day trip website .

You can drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In January in Esperance, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Esperance

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

5
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Get outdoors at Turquoise Bay and Ningaloo Reef. Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Mandu Mandu Gorge. There's much more to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Wobiri Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Osprey Bay.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Exmouth day trip planner.

Getting from Esperance to Exmouth by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Esperance in January, with highs in Exmouth at 44°C and lows at 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Exmouth

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park
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Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Osprey Bay ©
Osprey Bay

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.
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Woodlands Wines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Meelup Beach and Jewel Cave. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Yallingup (Yallingup Beach & Howling Wolves Wines Cellar Door), Bunker Bay (in Cape Naturaliste) and Busselton Jetty (in Busselton). Spend the 1st (Fri) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, indulge your taste buds at Pierro, kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River journey planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Exmouth to Margaret River in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Tours, #Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Woodlands Wines, Meelup Beach, Bunker Bay
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

8
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.
Get in touch with nature at Caversham Wildlife Park and Cottesloe Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint. Venture out of the city with trips to Mandurah Cruises (in Mandurah), Herne Hill (Illusionary Art & Talijancich Wines) and Fremantle (South Beach Recreation Reserve & Fremantle Markets). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Bells Rapids Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Perth day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Perth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Fremantle, Millendon, Herne Hill, Rockingham, Swan Valley
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Swan River ©
Swan River

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