16 days in Western Australia Itinerary

16 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h
1
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Perth
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h
3
Coral Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
5
Purnululu National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h
6
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
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 5th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of Saint John the Evangelist. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Albany trip planner .

Sydney to Albany is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Albany is minus 2 hours. July in Albany sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Denmark
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

3
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.
Fremantle Prison and The Bell Tower will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Perth Mint and Art Gallery of Western Australia. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to The Shipwreck Galleries (in Fremantle) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, and get engrossed in the history at Western Australian Museum - Perth.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Perth road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Albany to Perth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Marine Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Coral Bay trip website .

Getting from Perth to Coral Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Exmouth.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ningaloo Marine Park ©
Ningaloo Marine Park

3
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Turquoise Bay and Ningaloo Reef. Get a sense of the local culture at Potshot Memorial and The Ningaloo Gallery. Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Mandu Mandu Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Exmouth trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Coral Bay to Exmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Exmouth are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Purnululu National Park.

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

1
day
Purnululu National Park

Purnululu National Park ©
On the 16th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Purnululu National Park and then explore the striking landscape at Bungle Bungle Range.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Purnululu National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Exmouth to Purnululu National Park in 24.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Purnululu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Purnululu National Park ©
Purnululu National Park

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Broome Historical Museum and SSJG Heritage Centre. Get some cultural insight at Japanese Cemetery and The Courthouse Collection. Spend the 18th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Cable Beach, explore the galleries of Broome Gallery, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Broome online holiday planner .

Getting from Purnululu National Park to Broome by car takes about 12 hours. In July in Broome, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

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