21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Coral Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Carnarvon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Denham
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​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
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Get outdoors at Turquoise Bay and Shark Diving. Popular historic sites such as Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and Potshot Memorial are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef, browse the exhibits of The Ningaloo Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Exmouth trip planning website .

Sydney to Exmouth is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Exmouth, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

2
nights
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Marine Park and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Coral Bay trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Exmouth to Coral Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Carnarvon.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Carnarvon

Carnarvon ©
Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Augustus, and then make a trip to Carnarvon Blowholes.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Carnarvon trip builder .

Traveling by car from Coral Bay to Carnarvon takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Denham.

Things to do in Carnarvon

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Mount Augustus
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Mount Augustus ©
Mount Augustus
Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum ©

3
nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Shark Bay and Shell Beach. Attractions like Ocean Park Aquarium and Little Lagoon make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Francois Peron National Park. There's more to do: get great views at Eagle Bluff.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Denham trip planning app .

Getting from Carnarvon to Denham by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach
Francois Peron National Park ©
Francois Peron National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the gorgeous colors at Blue Holes and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zuytdorp Cliffs. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Chinaman's Beach, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rainbow Jungle, and then take some stellar pictures from Red Bluff.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalbarri road trip site .

You can drive from Denham to Kalbarri in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Geraldton.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle
Chinaman's Beach ©
Chinaman's Beach
Blue Holes ©
Blue Holes

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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. On the 18th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Geraldton, then see the interesting displays at The Tin Heads, and finally learn about all things military at HMAS Sydney II Memorial. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Greenough Museum & Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Coalseam Conservation Park.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Geraldton trip builder website .

Drive from Kalbarri to Geraldton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Geraldton can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jurien Bay.

Things to do in Geraldton

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Greenough Museum & Gardens
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HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial
Museum of Geraldton ©
Museum of Geraldton
Greenough Museum & Gardens ©
Greenough Museum & Gardens

1
night
Jurien Bay

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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): kick back and relax at Sandy Cape Recreation Park, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Turquoise Way Trail, and then browse the exhibits of Sea Spray Art by Kiera.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jurien Bay trip maker tool .

You can drive from Geraldton to Jurien Bay in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cervantes.

Things to do in Jurien Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Sandy Cape Recreation Park ©
Sandy Cape Recreation Park

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the striking landscape at The Pinnacles Desert, then stroll through Hangover Bay, and then get great views at Thirsty Point Lookout. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Nambung National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cervantes trip itinerary tool .

Cervantes is very close to Jurien Bay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Cervantes

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Pinnacles Desert ©
The Pinnacles Desert
Nambung National Park ©
Nambung National Park
Thirsty Point Lookout ©
Thirsty Point Lookout

4
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.
Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach. Step out of Perth to go to Whiteman and see Caversham Wildlife Park, which is approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Kings Park & Botanic Garden, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Perth Zoo, pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cervantes to Perth in 2.5 hours. Another option is to 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 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle Prison, Caversham Wildlife Park, Cottesloe Beach, Perth Zoo, Scarborough Beach
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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