17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bern
train + Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Hamelin Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Esperance
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Exmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Coral Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Karijini National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
7
Denham
— 1 night
Fly:  32​h
End: Bern

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.
Take a break from Perth with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, about 32 minutes away. Dedicate the 8th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower, and take some stellar pictures from Elizabeth Quay.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Perth road trip website .

Bern, Switzerland to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Bern to Perth. In December, Perth is much hotter than Bern - with highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hamelin Bay.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Perth Zoo, Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

1
night
Hamelin Bay

Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay is a bay and a locality on the south-west coast of Western Australia between Cape Leeuwin and Cape Naturaliste. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): Head underground at Giants Cave, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, Head underground at Lake Cave, then do a tasting at McLeod Creek Wines, and finally delve into the distant past at Hamelin Bay Jetty.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Hamelin Bay travel planner .

Traveling by car from Perth to Hamelin Bay takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Hamelin Bay

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Boranup, Giants Cave, McLeod Creek Wines
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Giants Cave ©
Giants 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. Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Twilight Bay, make a trip to Esperance Whale Tail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ten Mile Lagoon, and get great views at Observatory Point and Lookout.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Esperance online holiday planner .

Getting from Hamelin Bay to Esperance by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Blue Haven Beach ©
Blue Haven Beach

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef, then kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay, and then view the masterpieces at The Ningaloo Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then get interesting insight from Tours.

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Getting from Esperance to Exmouth by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Esperance, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Exmouth, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. On the 15th (Sun), head outdoors with Aqua Rush, then identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Marine Park, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Traveling by car from Exmouth to Coral Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Karijini National Park.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Aqua Rush ©
Aqua Rush

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day
Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Hancock Gorge and then explore the striking landscape at Karijini National Park.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Karijini National Park travel planner .

You can drive from Coral Bay to Karijini National Park in 7 hours. In December in Karijini National Park, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Denham.

Things to do in Karijini National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Karijini National Park ©
Karijini National Park
Hancock Gorge ©
Hancock Gorge

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Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean Park Aquarium, then go for a stroll along the water at Shark Bay, and then look for gifts at Blue Lagoon Pearl Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at Shell Beach, take some stellar pictures from Eagle Bluff, and then kick back and relax at Little Lagoon.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Denham trip builder site .

You can drive from Karijini National Park to Denham in 11.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach
Ocean Park Aquarium ©
Ocean Park Aquarium

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