21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
1
Perth
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Rottnest Island
— 1 day
car:  4​h
3
Lancelin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cervantes
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Kalbarri
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Denham
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Carnarvon
— 1 night
8
Exmouth
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Karijini National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Port Hedland
— 1 night
11
Broome
— 3 nights
End: Broome

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Scarborough Beach, Northbridge and Cottesloe Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial and then kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Perth trip planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Perth International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Perth

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Cottesloe Beach
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Northbridge ©
Northbridge

1
day
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Rottnest Island Pedal and Flipper has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): head outdoors with Rottnest Island Pedal and Flipper.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rottnest Island itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Perth to Rottnest Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. December in Rottnest Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 7th (Fri), you're off toPerth.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Outdoors
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1
night
Lancelin

Lancelin ©
Lancelin is a small fishing and tourist town 127 km north of Perth, Western Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lancelin Sand Dunes.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lancelin trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Perth to Lancelin. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cervantes.

Things to do in Lancelin

Nightlife
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Lancelin Sand Dunes ©
Lancelin Sand Dunes

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. You've now added The Pinnacles Desert to your itinerary.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Cervantes trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lancelin to Cervantes. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Cervantes

Nature Parks
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The Pinnacles Desert ©
The Pinnacles Desert

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hutt Lagoon, The Loop and Z Bend Gorge, Nature’s Window, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the activities along Hutt Lagoon and then take some stellar pictures from The Loop and Z Bend Gorge. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Murchison River and then take in the dramatic natural features at Nature’s Window.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Kalbarri journey website .

Getting from Cervantes to Kalbarri by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Denham.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Nature Parks

Side Trip

The Loop and Z Bend Gorge
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Hutt Lagoon ©
Hutt Lagoon
The Loop and Z Bend Gorge ©
The Loop and Z Bend Gorge

3
nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Your list of things to see and do now includes Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve, Monkey Mia, Francois Peron National Park, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Monkey Mia and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Shell Beach, stroll through Shark Bay, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Francois Peron National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Denham online trip builder .

You can drive from Kalbarri to Denham in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Carnarvon.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Monkey Mia
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Francois Peron National Park ©
Francois Peron National Park
Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach

1
night
Carnarvon

Carnarvon ©
Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Carnarvon tour itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Denham to Carnarvon with the Route module. In December, daily temperatures in Carnarvon can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Carnarvon

Museums
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Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum ©

4
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cape Range National Park as well as Live Ningaloo. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Cape Range National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Exmouth trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Carnarvon to Exmouth. When traveling from Carnarvon in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Exmouth: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 24°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Karijini National Park.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trip

Cape Range National Park
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Live Ningaloo ©
Live Ningaloo
Cape Range National Park ©
Cape Range National Park

3
nights
Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park ©
Karijini National Park is a national park centred in the Hamersley Ranges of the Pilbara region in the northwestern section of the Australian state of Western Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool) as well as Karijini National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Karijini National Park planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Exmouth to Karijini National Park. Traveling from Exmouth in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Karijini National Park. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for Port Hedland.

Things to do in Karijini National Park

Outdoors Trails Wildlife
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Karijini National Park ©
Karijini National Park
Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool) ©
Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool)

1
night
Port Hedland

Port Hedland
Port Hedland is the second largest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, with an estimated urban population of 15,191, including the satellite town of South Hedland, 18 km away. To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Hedland route maker .

Explore your travel options from Karijini National Park to Port Hedland with the Route module. Traveling from Karijini National Park in December, expect nights in Port Hedland to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Port Hedland

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sun Pictures Cinema, Pearl Luggers Tour and Narlijia Cultural Tours. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Narlijia Cultural Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): kick back and relax at Reddell Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, and then catch a live performance at Sun Pictures Cinema.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Broome online tour itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Port Hedland to Broome with the Route module. When traveling from Port Hedland in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Broome: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 31°C at night. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Reddell Beach ©
Reddell Beach
Narlijia Cultural Tours ©
Narlijia Cultural Tours

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