22 days in Western Australia Itinerary

22 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  30​h
1
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Denham
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kalbarri
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Esperance
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: London

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Visiting Ningaloo Marine Park and Turquoise Bay will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ningaloo Reef and Yardie Creek. There's much more to do: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Exmouth itinerary maker .

London, UK to Exmouth is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Exmouth. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from London in May: highs in Exmouth hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Denham.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ningaloo Marine Park, Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Get outdoors at Francois Peron National Park and Little Lagoon. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Bay and Eagle Bluff. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Shell Beach and meet the residents at Ocean Park Aquarium.

Discover how to plan a Denham trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Exmouth to Denham by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Denham

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

3
nights
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.
Visiting Murchison River and Chinaman's Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Kalbarri Pelican Feeding. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Nature’s Window, get great views at Island Rock & Natural Bridge, hike along Ross Graham Lookout, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Rainbow Jungle.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalbarri trip planner .

Traveling by car from Denham to Kalbarri takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature’s Window ©
Nature’s Window
Murchison River ©
Murchison River

2
nights
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. Relax by the water at Thistle Cove and Ten Mile Lagoon. Step off the beaten path and head to Blue Haven Beach and Salmon Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lucky Bay, view the masterpieces at Section Glass Gallery, kick back and relax at Twilight Bay, and stop by Mermaid Leather.

For where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Esperance trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Kalbarri to Esperance by combination of taxi, bus, and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Blue Haven Beach ©
Blue Haven Beach

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cheynes Beach and Cosy Corner Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elephant Rocks and Replica of the Brig Amity. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, stroll through Emu Point, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Albany trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Esperance to Albany in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cosy Corner Beach, Elephant Rocks, Cheynes Beach
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Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Surfers Point and Cowaramup Bay. You'll get in some beach time at Gnarabup Beach and Hamelin Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough), Yallingup (Canal Rocks & Yallingup Beach) and Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, take a memorable drive along Caves Road, learn about winemaking at Saracen Estates, and look for gifts at Gabriel Chocolate.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Cowaramup, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Meelup Beach, Surfers Point
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Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach
Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

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