15 days in Western Australia Itinerary

15 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Esperance
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Exmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Denham
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth vacation maker .

Sydney to Perth is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, Perth is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Prison, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Meelup Beach and Lake Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). Spend the 8th (Tue) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave and look for gifts at Gabriel Chocolate.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River tour site .

Traveling by car from Perth to Margaret River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Meelup Beach, Gabriel Chocolate
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

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. Get outdoors at Cape Le Grand National Park and Thistle Cove. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Twilight Bay and Hellfire Bay. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Haven Beach, steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, and make a trip to Ten Mile Lagoon Wind Farm.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Esperance trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Esperance in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Esperance

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

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Reef and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Exmouth tour site .

You can fly from Esperance to Exmouth in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Esperance in October, with highs in Exmouth at 39°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Denham.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

1
day
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stroll through Shell Beach and then go for a stroll along the water at Shark Bay.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Denham road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Exmouth to Denham in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Denham

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach

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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.
On the 17th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, and then make a trip to Buddha Sanctuary. On the next day, kick back and relax at Broome Town Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Roebuck Bay.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Broome trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Denham to Broome in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Broome Town Beach ©
Broome Town Beach

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