22 days in Western Australia Itinerary

22 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  11​h
1
Kununurra
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Denham
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kalbarri
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Exmouth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Esperance
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
7
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Albany
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ord River, and then take in breathtaking views at Emma Gorge.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kununurra trip itinerary planner.

Sydney to Kununurra is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kununurra is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Sydney in May, plan for much warmer days in Kununurra, with highs around 39°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Kununurra

Parks Nature Museums
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Mirima National Park ©
Mirima National Park
Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery ©
Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Staircase To The Moon. Step out of the city life by going to Roebuck Bay and Reddell Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Cable Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery, see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre, and don't miss a visit to Buddha Sanctuary.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Broome tour itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Kununurra to Broome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Broome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Denham.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Reddell Beach ©
Reddell Beach

1
night
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. On the 11th (Sat), stroll through Little Lagoon, then take some stellar pictures from Eagle Bluff, and then take in the waterfront activity at Shark Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Francois Peron National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Denham vacation planning website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Broome to Denham in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Francois Peron National Park ©
Francois Peron National Park
Little Lagoon ©
Little Lagoon

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Chinaman's Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs and Murchison River. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Nature’s Window, make a trip to Meanarra Hill Lookout, admire all the interesting features of Island Rock & Natural Bridge, and stroll through Rainbow Jungle.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kalbarri road trip planning app .

Getting from Denham to Kalbarri by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Exmouth.

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

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. On the 16th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, then explore the activities along Yardie Creek, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, then take in breathtaking views at Charles Knife Canyon, and then make a trip to Potshot Memorial.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Exmouth trip planner .

You can drive from Kalbarri to Exmouth in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Shark Diving
Charles Knife Canyon ©
Charles Knife Canyon
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

1
night
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. On the 18th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Esperance Stonehenge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lucky Bay, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchman's Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Esperance Whale Tail, cruise along Great Ocean Drive, then kick back and relax at Twilight Bay, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Cindy Poole Glass Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Esperance trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Exmouth to Esperance takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, Esperance is little chillier than Exmouth - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive

2
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.
Get outdoors at Surfers Point and Yallingup Beach. Relax by the water at Gnarabup Beach and Hamelin Bay. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Canal Rocks (in Yallingup), Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). And it doesn't end there: stop by Gabriel Chocolate, do a tasting at McLeod Creek Wines, and take a memorable drive along Caves Road.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Esperance to Margaret River takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Brookland Valley Vineyard, Surfers Point
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Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach

4
nights
Albany

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.
Visit Princess Royal Fortress and The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum for their historical value. Visit Emu Point and Little Beach for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Albany to Denmark to see Elephant Rocks about 1 hour away. Spend the 25th (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, and contemplate the long history of Point King Lighthouse.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daytime highs in Albany are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Elephant Rocks
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Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Princess Royal Fortress ©
Princess Royal Fortress

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