18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
1
Coral Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Ningaloo
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Cervantes
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Perth
— 9 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Coral Bay

Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Visiting Ningaloo Marine Park and Aqua Rush will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Coral Bay Shark Nursery. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Coral Bay trip itinerary maker website .

Sydney to Coral Bay is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ningaloo.

Things to do in Coral Bay

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

1
night
Ningaloo

Ningaloo ©
On the 8th (Mon), see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ningaloo trip planning tool .

Drive from Coral Bay to Ningaloo in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cervantes.

Things to do in Ningaloo

Wildlife Parks
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Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

3
nights
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hangover Bay and Stromatolites. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sandy Cape Recreation Park and Dynamite Bay. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Nambung National Park, don't miss a visit to Jurien Bay Jetty, take some stellar pictures from Thirsty Point Lookout, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cervantes trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ningaloo to Cervantes. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Cervantes

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Jurien Bay, Dynamite Bay
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Nambung National Park ©
Nambung National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Pinnacles Desert ©
The Pinnacles Desert

9
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. George's Cathedral and Stirling Cottage. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Barna Mia Nocturnal Wildlife Experience and Mullaloo Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Binningup Beach (in Binningup) and Rockingham (Rockingham Beach, Point Peron, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, admire the sheer force of Lesmurdie Falls, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and identify plant and animal life at Point Walter Reserve.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Perth trip maker tool .

You can drive from Cervantes to Perth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rockingham, Trigg, Fremantle, Mullaloo Beach, Leighton Battery Guns
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Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
Mullaloo Beach ©
Mullaloo Beach

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