16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Cervantes
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Jurien Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Dongara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Geraldton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Kalbarri
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Carnarvon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Coral Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Exmouth
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Perth

1
night
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. On the 12th (Sat), stroll through Hangover Bay, explore the striking landscape at The Pinnacles Desert, and then explore the striking landscape at Stromatolites.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cervantes trip itinerary planner.

Perth to Cervantes is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jurien Bay.

Things to do in Cervantes

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Pinnacles Desert ©
The Pinnacles Desert

1
night
Jurien Bay

Jurien Bay, is a coastal town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 220km north of Perth facing the Indian Ocean.HistoryThe coastline around Jurien Bay was first known to Europeans in the 17th century. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): cast your line with a fishing tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Cape Recreation Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Jurien Bay online trip itinerary maker .

Jurien Bay is very close to Cervantes. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dongara.

Things to do in Jurien Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours

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Dongara

Dongara
Dongara is a town 351km north-northwest of Perth, Western Australia on the Brand Highway. On the 14th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Irwin Heritage River Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Granny's Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Dongara Activity Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dongara road trip planning app .

You can drive from Jurien Bay to Dongara in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Dongara can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Dongara

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Port Denison, Western Flora Caravan and Tourist Park
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2
nights
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 15th (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along The Esplanade and then brush up on your military savvy at HMAS Sydney II Memorial. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Greenough Wildlife Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, then take in the exciting artwork at Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Town Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Geraldton attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Dongara to Geraldton in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Geraldton can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Geraldton

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground
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HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial
St Francis Xavier Cathedral ©
St Francis Xavier Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Red Bluff, meet the residents at Rainbow Jungle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kalbarri Pelican Feeding, and finally kick back and relax at Chinaman's Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Blue Holes, then explore and take pictures at Island Rock & Natural Bridge, and then explore the striking landscape at Zuytdorp Cliffs.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kalbarri visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Geraldton to Kalbarri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Carnarvon.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle
Blue Holes ©
Blue Holes
Kalbarri Pelican Feeding ©
Kalbarri Pelican Feeding

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Carnarvon

Carnarvon ©
Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. On the 20th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, then make a trip to Carnarvon Blowholes, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Augustus.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Carnarvon trip planner .

Getting from Kalbarri to Carnarvon by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. In October, daily temperatures in Carnarvon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Carnarvon

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mount Augustus
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Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum ©

2
nights
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Marine Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Bay Beach. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Drive from Carnarvon to Coral Bay in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Exmouth.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Relax by the water at Turquoise Bay and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. Get some historical perspective at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and Potshot Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, explore the activities along Yardie Creek, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and view the masterpieces at The Ningaloo Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Exmouth trip maker .

You can drive from Coral Bay to Exmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse
Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay

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