18 days in Western Australia Itinerary

18 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  34​h
1
Exmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Denham
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Lagos

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the activities along Yardie Creek, kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay, and then explore the galleries of The Ningaloo Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Exmouth holiday builder tool .

Lagos, Nigeria to Exmouth is an approximately 34-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Lagos to Exmouth. Traveling from Lagos in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Exmouth, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Denham.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

1
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Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Hamelin Pool Stromatolites, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shell Beach, and then get great views at Eagle Bluff. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean Park Aquarium and then stroll through Shark Bay.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Denham trip planner .

Getting from Exmouth to Denham by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach
Hamelin Pool Stromatolites ©
Hamelin Pool Stromatolites

2
nights
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 21st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Diocese of Broome.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Broome trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Denham to Broome takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Fri), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Greens Pool.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany trip planning site .

You can fly from Broome to Albany in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Broome in August, expect nights in Albany to be slightly colder, around 7°C, while days are much colder, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Busselton (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Busselton Jetty). Spend the 25th (Sun) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Lake Cave, learn about winemaking at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, look for gifts at Mukau Giftware & Gallery, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Boranup, Busselton, Cowaramup
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Kings Park & Botanic Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, explore the activities along Swan River, and appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Perth road trip planning app .

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. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Perth Zoo, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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