11 days in Western Australia Itinerary

11 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
1
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Esperance
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Head to Margaret River Venison Farm and Candy Cowfor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Surfers Point and Gnarabup Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Dunsborough (Meelup Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Yallingup (Canal Rocks, Yallingup Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Moon Haven Natural Products, cruise along Caves Road, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Margaret River road trip planner.

Sydney to Margaret River is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Cowaramup, Margaret River Cheese Company, Surfers Point, Meelup Beach
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Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Candy Cow ©
Candy Cow

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Middleton Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Emu Point. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Lowlands Beach, then look for gifts at South Coast WoodWorks Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Albany trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. November in Albany sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lowlands Beach, South Coast WoodWorks Gallery
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Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach
Lowlands Beach ©
Lowlands Beach
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

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. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thistle Cove and Lucky Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Blue Haven Beach and West Beach. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Great Ocean Drive, enjoy the sand and surf at Salmon Beach, make a trip to Esperance Whale Tail, and stroll through Ten Mile Lagoon.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Esperance trip planner.

Drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Blue Haven Beach ©
Blue Haven Beach
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive

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