12 days in Western Australia Itinerary

12 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
Fly:  38​h
1
Broome
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Fremantle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Albany
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Exmouth
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  40​h
End: Jacksonville

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): get outside with Staircase To The Moon, then kick back and relax at Roebuck Bay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Diocese of Broome.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Broome trip planning site .

Jacksonville, USA to Broome is an approximately 38-hour flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Jacksonville to Broome due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fremantle.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
SSJG Heritage Centre ©
SSJG Heritage Centre
Japanese Cemetery ©
Japanese Cemetery

1
night
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
On the 10th (Fri), don't miss a visit to The Fremantle Round House, contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, then enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Fremantle online trip maker .

Do a combination of flight and train from Broome to Fremantle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Broome in May: high temperatures in Fremantle hover around 71°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Fremantle

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

St. George's Cathedral, City Beach
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
City Beach ©
City Beach
The Fremantle Round House ©
The Fremantle Round House

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Gnarabup Beach and Yallingup Beach. Visiting Meelup Beach and Sunflowers Animal Farm will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay) and Canal Rocks (in Yallingup). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, stop by Howling Wolves Wines Cellar Door, do a tasting at Cape Grace Wines, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Point.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fremantle to Margaret River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Cowaramup, Redgate Wines, Surfers Point, Brown Hill Estate
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

1
night
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 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Middleton Beach, kick back and relax at Emu Point, and then examine the collection at Western Australian Museum - Albany.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany trip 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. In May, daytime highs in Albany are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach
Western Australian Museum - Albany ©

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, explore the activities along Yardie Creek, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Marine Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Exmouth vacation planner .

Fly from Albany to Exmouth in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In May, Exmouth is somewhat warmer than Albany - with highs of 83°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ningaloo Reef, Ningaloo Marine Park
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Marine Park ©
Ningaloo Marine Park

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