20 days in Western Australia Itinerary

20 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Broome
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Purnululu National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  15​h
4
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Kalbarri
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Geraldton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Jurien Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
Cervantes
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Perth

2
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Perth Zoo, and appreciate the history behind Elizabeth Quay.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Perth itinerary website .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Perth. In October, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Cottesloe Beach, Perth Zoo, Fremantle Prison
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Swan River ©
Swan River
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

3
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 10th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Broome Town Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Broome day trip site .

Fly from Perth to Broome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Perth in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Broome, with highs around 39°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Purnululu National Park.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
day
Purnululu National Park

Purnululu National Park ©
On the 12th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Purnululu National Park and then explore the striking landscape at Bungle Bungle Range.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Purnululu National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Broome to Purnululu National Park takes 12 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Purnululu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Purnululu National Park ©
Purnululu National Park

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Take a break from Exmouth with a short trip to Ningaloo Marine Park in Coral Bay, about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Reef, kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay, and take in the exciting artwork at The Ningaloo Gallery.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Exmouth trip planner .

Getting from Purnululu National Park to Exmouth by car takes about 24.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Exmouth can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ningaloo Reef, Ningaloo Marine Park
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Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

2
nights
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.
Kalbarri is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Kalbarri Pelican Feeding, take in the dramatic natural features at Island Rock & Natural Bridge, and get to know the resident critters at Rainbow Jungle.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalbarri tour itinerary builder .

Drive from Exmouth to Kalbarri in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Geraldton.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Nature’s Window
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Nature’s Window ©
Nature’s Window
Kayaking & Canoeing
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Geraldton, then head off the coast to Abrolhos Islands, and finally learn about all things military at HMAS Sydney II Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Back Beach, stroll around Coalseam Conservation Park, and then stroll through Town Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Geraldton attractions planner .

Drive from Kalbarri to Geraldton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Geraldton are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Jurien Bay.

Things to do in Geraldton

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Abrolhos Islands
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Back Beach ©
Back Beach
Coalseam Conservation Park ©
Coalseam Conservation Park
HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial

1
night
Jurien Bay

Jurien Bay, is a coastal town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 220km north of Perth facing the Indian Ocean.HistoryThe coastline around Jurien Bay was first known to Europeans in the 17th century. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Jurien Bay Jetty, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandy Cape Recreation Park, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Jurien Bay sightseeing site .

You can drive from Geraldton to Jurien Bay in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Cervantes.

Things to do in Jurien Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Sandy Cape Recreation Park ©
Sandy Cape Recreation Park
Jurien Bay Jetty ©
Jurien Bay Jetty

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Thetis, enjoy the sand and surf at Hangover Bay, and then explore the striking landscape at The Pinnacles Desert.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cervantes travel route planner .

Cervantes is very close to Jurien Bay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Cervantes

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

2
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.
Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Busselton (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Busselton Jetty). Spend the 23rd (Wed) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, do a tasting at Redgate Wines, stop by Mukau Giftware & Gallery, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Margaret River journey planner .

You can drive from Cervantes to Margaret River in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Busselton, Mukau Giftware & Gallery, Redgate Wines, Lake Cave
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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