18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Cervantes
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Bunbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Geraldton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Kalbarri
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Denham
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Carnarvon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  22​h 15​min
End: Exeter

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Cervantes

Cervantes ©
Cervantes is a town in Western Australia off Indian Ocean Drive about 198km north-north-west of the state capital, Perth in the Shire of Dandaragan local government area. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Thetis, stroll through Hangover Bay, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Pinnacles Desert.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cervantes day trip tool .

Exeter, UK to Cervantes is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Exeter to Cervantes, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bunbury.

Things to do in Cervantes

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Pinnacles Desert ©
The Pinnacles Desert
Lake Thetis ©
Lake Thetis

2
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Bunbury

Bunbury ©
Bunbury is a growing city that attracts young workers, who in turn have fostered a vibrant nightlife.
On the 18th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Dalyellup Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Busselton Jetty, and then explore the activities along Geographe Bay. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Dunsborough Lakes Golf Club and then kick back and relax at Meelup Beach.

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

Traveling by car from Cervantes to Bunbury takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Denmark.

Things to do in Bunbury

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Dalyellup Beach, Busselton Jetty
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Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Dalyellup Beach ©
Dalyellup Beach

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night
Denmark

Denmark ©
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Anvil Beach, then kick back and relax at Lights Beach, and then kick back and relax at Greens Pool.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Denmark holiday planning website .

You can drive from Bunbury to Denmark in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Denmark

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Anvil Beach ©
Anvil Beach
Lights Beach ©
Lights Beach

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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 21st (Fri): explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, kick back and relax at Misery Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Cable Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Emu Point, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach.

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Drive from Denmark to Albany in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Albany sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

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night
Geraldton

Geraldton ©
Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Pages Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Back Beach, and then explore the galleries of HMAS Sydney II Memorial.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Geraldton tour site .

Traveling by flight from Albany to Geraldton takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Albany in December, expect Geraldton to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Geraldton

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pages Beach ©
Pages Beach
Back Beach ©
Back Beach
HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial

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Kalbarri

Kalbarri ©
Isolated and lapped at by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the town of Kalbarri boasts a picturesque location amid the dunes and sands of westerly Western Australia.
On the 24th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Murchison River, then take in the dramatic natural features at Nature’s Window, and then get great views at The Loop and Z Bend Gorge.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kalbarri road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Geraldton to Kalbarri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Denham.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
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Nature’s Window ©
Nature’s Window
Murchison River ©
Murchison River
The Loop and Z Bend Gorge ©
The Loop and Z Bend Gorge

1
night
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): kick back and relax at Shell Beach and then take in the waterfront activity at Shark Bay.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Denham online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kalbarri to Denham in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Carnarvon.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach

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night
Carnarvon

Carnarvon ©
Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to OTC Satellite Earth Station Carnarvon, then take an in-depth tour of Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Augustus, and finally get some jogging in at The Fascine.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Carnarvon online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Denham to Carnarvon takes 3.5 hours. In December in Carnarvon, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Carnarvon

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mount Augustus
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Mount Augustus ©
Mount Augustus
The Fascine ©
The Fascine
Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum ©

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Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll through Jurabi Point Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay. Keep things going the next day: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef, and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Exmouth road trip website .

You can drive from Carnarvon to Exmouth in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carnarvon in December: highs in Exmouth hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Family-friendly places like Caversham Wildlife Park and Scarborough Beach will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Cottesloe Beach and Swan River. Go for a jaunt from Perth to Fremantle to see Fremantle Prison about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Bell Tower, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Matthew's Anglican Church.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Perth trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Exmouth to Perth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Exmouth in December, things will get little chillier in Perth: highs are around 35°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

St Matthew's Anglican Church, Fremantle Prison, Scarborough Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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