17 days in Western Australia Itinerary

17 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Broome
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
2
Exmouth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Esperance
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Sydney

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, stroll through Cable Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Broome itinerary planning tool .

Sydney to Broome is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Broome. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Broome reach 93°F and lows reach 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Beaches Wildlife
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. On the 18th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Potshot Memorial, visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Ningaloo Gallery. On the next day, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Exmouth trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Broome to Exmouth in 12 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Broome in December: highs in Exmouth hover around 99°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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. Cindy Poole Glass Gallery and Esperance Stonehenge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Cape Le Grand National Park and Twilight Bay. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thistle Cove, take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Drive, take in the exciting artwork at Anything & Everything Esperance, and kick back and relax at Lucky Bay.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Esperance trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Exmouth to Esperance takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Exmouth in December, plan for cooler days in Esperance, with highs around 78°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Albany.

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

3
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.
Visit Princess Royal Fortress and The Church of Saint John the Evangelist for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Greens Pool and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with a short trip to Anvil Beach in Denmark (about 58 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Kalgan River, and examine the collection at National Anzac Centre.

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You can drive from Esperance to Albany in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Esperance in December: highs in Albany hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Denmark
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Anvil Beach ©
Anvil Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

3
nights
Margaret River

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 in touch with nature at Meelup Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Shop till you drop at Margaret River Chocolate Company and The Studio Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse) and Juniper Margaret River (in Cowaramup). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Lake Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Point.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Margaret River route planner .

Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Meelup Beach, Juniper Margaret River, The Studio Gallery
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

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.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Swan River. Shop till you drop at Fremantle Markets and Nosh Gourmet Food & Gifts. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, meet the residents at Perth Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Scarborough Beach, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Perth trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Perth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in December, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Nosh Gourmet Food & Gifts, Caversham Wildlife Park, Scarborough Beach
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Fremantle Markets ©
Fremantle Markets
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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