16 days in Western Australia Itinerary

16 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  6​h
1
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Esperance
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cable Beach and Roebuck Bay. Kids will enjoy Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge and Broome Bird Observatory. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Broome Town Beach, examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, and admire all the interesting features of Gantheaume Point.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Broome route site .

Melbourne to Broome is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Broome due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Broome, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Broome

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

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Greens Pool and Misery Beach. Let the collections at National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Denmark (Singlefile Wines & Anvil Beach). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, explore and take pictures at Replica of the Brig Amity, and browse the collection at Albany Public Library.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Albany trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Broome to Albany in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Broome in December; daily highs in Albany reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Denmark
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Caversham Wildlife Park and Perth Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle), Illusionary Art (in Herne Hill) and Tyler's Vineyard (in Millendon). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Swan River, admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, learn about winemaking at Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Perth travel planner .

Getting from Albany to Perth by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Albany in January, expect Perth to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Perth Zoo, Tyler's Vineyard, Sandalford Wines Swan Valley
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

3
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. Visiting Cape Le Grand National Park and Blue Haven Beach will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Twilight Bay and Thistle Cove will thrill your kids. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lucky Bay and explore and take pictures at Great Ocean Drive.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Esperance visit planner .

Fly from Perth to Esperance in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Perth in January; daily highs in Esperance reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Esperance

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

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. On the 9th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jurabi Point Beach and then kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and then pause for some photo ops at Potshot Memorial.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Exmouth vacation maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Esperance to Exmouth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Esperance in January, expect Exmouth to be a bit warmer, temps between 44°C and 27°C. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

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