21 days in Western Australia Itinerary

21 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  28​h
1
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Kalbarri
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Denham
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Broome
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Zurich

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kids will appreciate attractions like Ningaloo Marine Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore hidden gems such as Ningaloo Reef and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Exmouth travel planning website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Exmouth is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Zurich to Exmouth. Traveling from Zurich in October, you will find days in Exmouth are warmer (39°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Chinaman's Beach and Kalbarri Pelican Feeding. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Pot Alley Beach. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Nature’s Window, get great views at Island Rock & Natural Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Zuytdorp Cliffs, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ross Graham Lookout.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kalbarri online trip builder .

You can drive from Exmouth to Kalbarri in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Denham.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
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Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle
Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature’s Window ©
Nature’s Window

3
nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. You'll get in some beach time at Shark Bay and Shell Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Francois Peron National Park and Monkey Mia. There's more to do: meet the residents at Ocean Park Aquarium.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Denham trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kalbarri to Denham in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Monkey Mia Reserve
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Francois Peron National Park ©
Francois Peron National Park
Monkey Mia Reserve ©
Monkey Mia Reserve

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): kick back and relax at Cable Beach, meet the residents at Aqua Broome, then kick back and relax at Roebuck Bay, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Diocese of Broome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): get outside with Staircase To The Moon, then stroll through Broome Town Beach, and then stroll the grounds of Japanese Cemetery.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Broome trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Denham to Broome by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Broome Town Beach ©
Broome Town Beach
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Granite Skywalk and Little Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Cable Beach and The Church of Saint John the Evangelist. Spend the 14th (Sun) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Middleton Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Emu Point.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Albany trip itinerary site .

Fly from Broome to Albany in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Broome in October, with highs in Albany at 23°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock ©
Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

4
nights
Margaret River

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Margaret River Mouth Beach and Gnarabup Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Surfers Point and Cowaramup Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Yallingup (Canal Rocks & Yallingup Beach) and Dunsborough (Meelup Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park, identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm, do a tasting at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, and take a memorable drive along Caves Road.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Margaret River online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Cowaramup Bay, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, Surfers Point, Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park
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Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach

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