16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cervantes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Geraldton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Kalbarri
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Denham
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Carnarvon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Coral Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Ningaloo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Darwin

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 1st (Mon): make a trip to Monument Hill War Memorial, take a leisurely stroll along Dolphin Quay, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Perth trip builder website .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Perth International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Perth are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cervantes.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Dolphin Quay
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

2
nights
Cervantes

Cervantes ©
Cervantes is a town in Western Australia off Indian Ocean Drive about 198km north-north-west of the state capital, Perth in the Shire of Dandaragan local government area. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Nambung National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lesueur National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cervantes road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Perth to Cervantes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Geraldton.

Things to do in Cervantes

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lesueur National Park
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Nambung National Park ©
Nambung National Park
Lesueur National Park ©
Lesueur National Park

1
night
Geraldton

Geraldton
Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. On the 5th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Gregory Beach.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Geraldton trip planner .

Drive from Cervantes to Geraldton in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Geraldton, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Geraldton

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Port Gregory Beach
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2
nights
Kalbarri

Kalbarri ©
Isolated and lapped at by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the town of Kalbarri boasts a picturesque location amid the dunes and sands of westerly Western Australia.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get great views at The Loop and Z Bend Gorge, explore the activities along Murchison River, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ross Graham Lookout, hike along Mushroom Rock Walk Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zuytdorp Cliffs, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Nature’s Window. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Rainbow Jungle, take some stellar pictures from Red Bluff, take some stellar pictures from Shellhouse Grandstand, kick back and relax at Pot Alley Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Island Rock & Natural Bridge, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kalbarri holiday planner .

You can drive from Geraldton to Kalbarri in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Denham.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
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Murchison River ©
Murchison River
Red Bluff ©
Red Bluff
Nature’s Window ©
Nature’s Window

3
nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shell Beach as well as Francois Peron National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Hamelin Pool Stromatolites and Eagle Bluff. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Lagoon and identify plant and animal life at Monkey Mia.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Denham trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Kalbarri to Denham by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Carnarvon.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Monkey Mia Reserve
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Francois Peron National Park ©
Francois Peron National Park
Hamelin Pool Stromatolites ©
Hamelin Pool Stromatolites
Eagle Bluff ©
Eagle Bluff

2
nights
Carnarvon

Carnarvon ©
Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): make a trip to Gwoonwardu Mia - Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Culture Centre, get engrossed in the history at Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, don't miss a visit to Carnarvon Blowholes, then make a trip to OTC Satellite Earth Station Carnarvon, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Augustus, and finally admire all the interesting features of Carnarvon Speedway.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Carnarvon trip planning site .

Drive from Denham to Carnarvon in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carnarvon

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mount Augustus
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Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum ©
Carnarvon Speedway ©
Carnarvon Speedway
Mount Augustus ©
Mount Augustus

1
night
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. On the 14th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Coral Bay trip builder app .

You can drive from Carnarvon to Coral Bay in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Ningaloo.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Ningaloo

Ningaloo
To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ningaloo online journey planner .

Getting from Coral Bay to Ningaloo by car takes about an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Ningaloo can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 15th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Ningaloo

Wildlife Parks
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