15 days in Western Australia Itinerary

15 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Broome
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
2
Exmouth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Esperance
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

1
day
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 21st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, then stroll through Cable Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Gantheaume Point.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Broome holiday planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Broome is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Broome. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in December, with highs in Broome at 39°C and lows at 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then appreciate the history behind Potshot Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef, enjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay, and then view the masterpieces at The Ningaloo Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Exmouth trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Broome to Exmouth in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Broome in December, expect nights in Exmouth to be a bit cooler, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area

2
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. Step out of the city life by going to Cape Le Grand National Park and Thistle Cove. We've included these beaches for you: Twilight Bay and Salmon Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Lucky Bay and stroll through Blue Haven Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Esperance vacation website .

Getting from Exmouth to Esperance by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Exmouth in December, you will find days in Esperance are much colder (30°C), and nights are a bit cooler (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

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.
On the 27th (Fri), examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, then explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Greens Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, get great views at Padre White Lookout, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Albany trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Esperance to Albany takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Esperance in December, expect nights in Albany to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

2
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.
On the 29th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm, stroll through Meelup Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bunker Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Lake Cave and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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

Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Lake Cave
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Wine Tours & Tastings
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint are in your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cottesloe Beach. Step out of Perth to go to Whiteman and see Caversham Wildlife Park, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay, stroll through Perth Zoo, and admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Perth trip itinerary website .

Drive from Margaret River to Perth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, Perth Zoo, Fremantle Prison
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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