17 days in Western Australia & South Australia Itinerary

17 days in Western Australia & South Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Western Australia & South Australia Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Exmouth
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Perth
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
5
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Amritsar

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then don't miss a visit to Potshot Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Reef and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Exmouth online trip maker .

Amritsar, India to Exmouth is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amritsar to Exmouth. Traveling from Amritsar in May, you will find days in Exmouth are colder (33°C), and nights are little chillier (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the views from Elizabeth Quay, explore the galleries of Fremantle Prison, then hunt for treasures at Fremantle Markets, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Swan River, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Elizabeth Quay Carousel.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Perth day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Exmouth to Perth takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Exmouth in May, expect Perth to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

3
nights
Margaret River

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup), Busselton Jetty (in Busselton) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). Spend the 5th (Sun) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, stop by Margaret River Chocolate Company, do a tasting at McHenry Hohnen Vintners, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Margaret River road trip app .

Drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Meelup Beach, Margaret River Chocolate Company, Lake Cave, Busselton Jetty, Ngilgi Cave
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Food Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to Convoy Lookout. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm, then see the interesting displays at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, then don't miss a visit to Padre White Lookout, and finally pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Albany road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Outdoors
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stroll around Flinders Chase National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, then identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, and then sample the fine beverages at KI Spirits.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Albany to Kangaroo Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Step out of Adelaide to go to Hahndorf and see The Cedars, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Dedicate the 13th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online travel planner .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, The Cedars
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval

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