22 days in Western Australia Itinerary

22 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  6​h
1
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
2
Exmouth
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Perth
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Esperance
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Spend the 22nd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, and don't miss a visit to Gantheaume Point.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Broome trip itinerary tool .

Melbourne to Broome is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Broome due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in Broome hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, then see some colorful creatures with Turquoise Bay, and then browse the exhibits of The Ningaloo Gallery. On your second day here, see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then don't miss a visit to Potshot Memorial.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Exmouth trip planning tool .

Getting from Broome to Exmouth by combination of flight and car takes about 12 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Broome in December, you will find days in Exmouth are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are a bit cooler (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). Pack the 28th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure World Perth Australia. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Swan River, stroll through Cottesloe Beach, admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, and appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial.

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Fly from Exmouth to Perth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Exmouth in December, with highs in Perth at 35°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Cottesloe Beach, Adventure World Perth Australia, Caversham Wildlife Park, Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
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 out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Busselton Jetty (in Busselton), Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Howling Wolves Wines Cellar Door) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). Spend the 30th (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, do a tasting at Knotting Hill Estate Vineyard, explore the activities along Bunker Bay, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

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You can drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Boranup, Dunsborough, Yallingup, Jewel Cave, Busselton Jetty
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Denmark (Greens Pool, Rising Star Winery, & more), Walpole (Tree Top Walk & Mandalay Beach) and Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, stroll through Middleton Beach, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

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Drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Walpole, Cosy Corner Beach, Bluff Knoll
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

5
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. Esperance is known for nature, beaches, historic sites, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Le Grand National Park, get great views at Observatory Point and Lookout, take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Drive, and contemplate the long history of Esperance Stonehenge.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Esperance online road trip planner .

You can drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive

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