18 days in Western Australia Itinerary

18 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Busselton
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h
3
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
4
Denham
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Rome

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle), Millendon (Olive Farm Wines, Tyler's Vineyard, & more) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at St Patrick's Basilica, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at The University of Western Australia, and take in the views from Elizabeth Quay.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary planner.

Rome, Italy to Perth is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 7 hours. Traveling from Rome in August, expect Perth to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Busselton.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Millendon, Fremantle, Upper Reach Winery, Cottesloe Beach, Talijancich Wines
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

1
night
Busselton

Busselton ©
With a reputation for making things convenient and comfortable for visitors, Busselton has been voted Australia's best tourist town several times.
On the 11th (Sat), do a tasting at Brookwood Estate, savor the flavors at Margaret River Chocolate Company, and then meet the residents at Busselton Jetty.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Busselton trip maker .

You can drive from Perth to Busselton in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Busselton

Wineries

Side Trips

Brookwood Estate, Margaret River Chocolate Company
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Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Brookwood Estate ©
Brookwood Estate
Margaret River Chocolate Company ©
Margaret River Chocolate Company

4
nights
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.
Spend the 15th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Diocese of Broome, stroll the grounds of Japanese Cemetery, and take a leisurely stroll along Broome Deep Water Wharf & Jetty.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Broome trip builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Busselton to Broome in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Broome, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for Denham.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Broome Town Beach ©
Broome Town Beach

3
nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. On the 17th (Fri), stroll through Shell Beach and then meet the residents at Ocean Park Aquarium. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort and then go for a stroll along the water at Shark Bay.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Denham holiday site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Broome to Denham in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or drive. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Denham

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach
Ocean Park Aquarium ©
Ocean Park Aquarium

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Osprey Bay, then stroll through Turquoise Bay, and then take in the exciting artwork at The Ningaloo Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience and then see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Exmouth online trip planner .

Drive from Denham to Exmouth in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
The Ningaloo Gallery ©
The Ningaloo Gallery

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