21 days in Alice Springs & Surrounds, Exmouth & The Coral Coast & Perth Itinerary

21 days in Alice Springs & Surrounds, Exmouth & The Coral Coast & Perth Itinerary

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21 days in Alice Springs & Surrounds, Exmouth & The Coral Coast & Perth Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  30​h
1
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Travel:  4​h 30​min
2
West MacDonnell National Park
— 2 nights
Travel:  20​h 45​min
3
Coral Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
4
Kalbarri
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Geraldton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Jurien Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Berlin

3
nights
Alice Springs

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Road Transport Hall of Fame and Araluen Cultural Precinct. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Simpsons Gap. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, make a trip to Ormiston Gorge, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ochre Pits.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Alice Springs travel planner .

Berlin, Germany to Alice Springs is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Berlin to Alice Springs. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to West MacDonnell National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Simpsons Gap ©
Simpsons Gap

2
nights
West MacDonnell National Park

West MacDonnell National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Glen Helen Gorge and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at West MacDonnell National Park. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Ormiston Gorge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the West MacDonnell National Park visit planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Alice Springs to West MacDonnell National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Coral Bay.

Things to do in West MacDonnell National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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West MacDonnell National Park ©
West MacDonnell National Park
Ormiston Gorge ©
Ormiston Gorge

1
night
Coral Bay

Coral Bay ©
Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Marine Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from West MacDonnell National Park to Coral Bay. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from West MacDonnell National Park to Coral Bay due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Coral Bay

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

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Blue Holes and Kalbarri Pelican Feeding. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Hutt Lagoon. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Island Rock & Natural Bridge, explore the striking landscape of Ross Graham Lookout, stroll through Chinaman's Beach, and admire all the interesting features of Big River Ranch.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kalbarri online itinerary planner .

Getting from Coral Bay to Kalbarri by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Geraldton.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Hutt Lagoon ©
Hutt Lagoon
Blue Holes ©
Blue Holes
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
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. On the 7th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Geraldton, then learn about all things military at HMAS Sydney II Memorial, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Greenough Wildlife Park.

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Drive from Kalbarri to Geraldton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Geraldton are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Jurien Bay.

Things to do in Geraldton

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Museum of Geraldton ©
Museum of Geraldton
St Francis Xavier Cathedral ©
St Francis Xavier Cathedral
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. On the 8th (Sun), kick back and relax at Sandy Cape Recreation Park, view the masterpieces at Sea Spray Art by Kiera, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Jurien Bay trip tool .

Getting from Geraldton to Jurien Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Jurien Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Sandy Cape Recreation Park ©
Sandy Cape Recreation Park

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.
Visiting Lane Pool Reserve and Matilda Bay Reserve will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery and Aviation Heritage Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Point Peron in Rockingham (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at John Forrest National Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, view the masterpieces at Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, take in the dramatic scenery at Lesmurdie Falls, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral.

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Getting from Jurien Bay to Perth by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Perth are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Matilda Bay Reserve, John Forrest National Park, Lesmurdie Falls, Aviation Heritage Museum, New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery
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Matilda Bay Reserve ©
Matilda Bay Reserve
Lane Pool Reserve ©
Lane Pool Reserve
Point Peron ©
Point Peron

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