23 days in Western Australia Itinerary

23 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
1
Albany
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Esperance
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
3
Dunsborough
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Perth
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Manchester

5
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Greens Pool and Cosy Corner Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Anzac Centre and Rising Star Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Lowlands Beach (in Lowlands) and Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Little Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Goode Beach, pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Albany road trip website .

Manchester, UK to Albany is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Albany is 8 hours. Traveling from Manchester in December, expect nights in Albany to be a bit warmer, around 13°C, while days are warmer, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Lowlands Beach, Nanarup Beach, Cheynes Beach, Cosy Corner Beach
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

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. Visit Cape Le Grand National Park and Blue Haven Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Twilight Bay, stroll through West Beach, cruise along Great Ocean Drive, and steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Esperance route planner.

Getting from Albany to Esperance by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dunsborough.

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
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

3
nights
Dunsborough

Dunsborough ©
Dunsborough is a coastal town in the South West of Western Australia, 254km south of Perth on the shores of Geographe Bay.Dunsborough is a popular tourist destination for Western Australians; in 1999 it was voted the state's best tourist destination and in 2013 awarded the Top Tourism Award for Population Under 5,000. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Brookwood Estate and Happs Winery and Cellar Door. We've included these beaches for you: Meelup Beach and Cowaramup Bay. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Yallingup Beach, learn about winemaking at Mongrel Creek Wines, and stroll through Smiths Beach.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Esperance to Dunsborough in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Perth.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Wineries Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wilyabrup, Cowaramup, Yallingup, Happs Winery and Cellar Door, Cowaramup Bay
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Brookwood Estate ©
Brookwood Estate
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay

6
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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Cottesloe Beach and Mullaloo Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Fremantle Prison and Art Gallery of Western Australia. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham), Warnbro Beach (in Warnbro) and Quinns Rocks Beach (in Quinns Rocks). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, stroll through Scarborough Beach, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Perth online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Dunsborough to Perth in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, City Beach, Mettam's Pool, Cottesloe Beach, Quinns Rocks Beach
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

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