26 days in Western Australia Itinerary

26 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
1
Perth
— Few hours
car:  2​h 30​min
2
Cervantes
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kalbarri
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Monkey Mia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Carnarvon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Coral Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Karratha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Port Hedland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
11
Kununurra
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
12
Halls Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
13
Fitzroy Crossing
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
14
Newman
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
15
Meekatharra
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
16
Cue
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
17
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Perth

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Perth

Perth
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary maker tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Perth. May in Perth sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll set off for Cervantes on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Cervantes

Cervantes is a town in Western Australia off Indian Ocean Drive about 198km north-north-west of the state capital, Perth in the Shire of Dandaragan local government area. On the 1st (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at The Pinnacles Desert, then view the masterpieces at Sea Spray Art by Kiera, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cervantes trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Perth to Cervantes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Cervantes

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Jurien Bay
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Fishing Charters & Tours
The Pinnacles Desert ©
The Pinnacles Desert

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rainbow Jungle, get great views at Red Bluff, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from The Loop and Z Bend Gorge, contemplate the waterfront views at Murchison River, then explore and take pictures at Island Rock & Natural Bridge, and finally explore the activities along Hutt Lagoon.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalbarri tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cervantes to Kalbarri in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Monkey Mia.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

The Loop and Z Bend Gorge
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
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Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle
The Loop and Z Bend Gorge ©
The Loop and Z Bend Gorge
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Monkey Mia

Monkey Mia ©
Monkey Mia is a popular tourist destination located about 900 km north of Perth, Western Australia. On the 4th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey Mia Reserve.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Monkey Mia trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Kalbarri to Monkey Mia takes 4.5 hours. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Carnarvon.

Things to do in Monkey Mia

Wildlife Parks
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Monkey Mia Reserve ©
Monkey Mia Reserve

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night
Carnarvon

Carnarvon ©
Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along The Fascine, then take an in-depth tour of Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, then don't miss a visit to OTC Satellite Earth Station Carnarvon, and finally make a trip to Carnarvon Blowholes.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Carnarvon tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Monkey Mia to Carnarvon takes 4 hours. In May in Carnarvon, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Carnarvon

Outdoors Museums
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Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum ©

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Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through The Coral Bay Shark Nursery and then identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Marine Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Coral Bay vacation planner .

Drive from Carnarvon to Coral Bay in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Exmouth.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ningaloo Marine Park ©
Ningaloo Marine Park

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nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Exmouth is known for wildlife, beaches, historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, see some colorful creatures with Turquoise Bay, enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yardie Creek.

For more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Exmouth trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coral Bay to Exmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Exmouth, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Karratha.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

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Karratha

Karratha ©
Karratha is a city in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, adjoining the port of Dampier. On the 11th (Mon), get lost in a book at Karratha Public Library, get to know the fascinating history of Cossack Heritage Trail, then make a trip to Dampier Port, then get great views at Staircase To The Moon, and finally don't miss a visit to Deep Gorge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Karratha day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Exmouth to Karratha takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Hedland.

Things to do in Karratha

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dampier
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:
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Deep Gorge ©
Deep Gorge
Karratha Public Library ©
Karratha Public Library

1
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Port Hedland

Port Hedland ©
Port Hedland is the second largest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, with an estimated urban population of 15,191, including the satellite town of South Hedland, 18 km away. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Dalgety House Museum, view the masterpieces at Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery, make a trip to Koombana Lookout Port Hedland, then kick back and relax at Pretty Pool, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Redbank Bridge Lookout.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Hedland tour planner.

Getting from Karratha to Port Hedland by car takes about 3 hours. May in Port Hedland sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Port Hedland

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery ©
Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery
Dalgety House Museum ©
Dalgety House Museum
Koombana Lookout Port Hedland ©
Koombana Lookout Port Hedland

3
nights
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.
Broome is known for beaches, wildlife, nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, stroll the grounds of Japanese Cemetery, take in the exciting artwork at Yane Sotiroski Photography Gallery, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Broome travel itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Hedland to Broome. May in Broome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

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Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the activities along Ord River and then explore the striking landscape of Mirima National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Emma Gorge, then look for gifts at The Sandalwood Factory, and then take some stellar pictures from Kelly's Knob Lookout.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kununurra trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Broome to Kununurra in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kununurra can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Halls Creek.

Things to do in Kununurra

Parks Nature Shopping
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Mirima National Park ©
Mirima National Park
Kelly's Knob Lookout ©
Kelly's Knob Lookout

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night
Halls Creek

Halls Creek
Halls Creek is a town situated in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. On the 18th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Russian Jack Memorial, take in the dramatic natural features at China Wall, and then admire the majestic nature at Palm Springs Nature Reserve.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Halls Creek online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kununurra to Halls Creek takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fitzroy Crossing.

Things to do in Halls Creek

Parks Nature
Find places to stay May 17 — 18:

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Fitzroy Crossing

Fitzroy Crossing ©
Fitzroy Crossing is a small town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, east of Broome and west of Halls Creek. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Mimbi Caves and then explore the stunning scenery at Geikie Gorge National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fitzroy Crossing trip planner .

Getting from Halls Creek to Fitzroy Crossing by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Newman.

Things to do in Fitzroy Crossing

Parks Nature
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Geikie Gorge National Park ©
Geikie Gorge National Park

1
day
Newman

Newman ©
Newman, originally named Mount Newman until 1981, is a town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. On the 20th (Wed), get great views at Radio Hill Lookout.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Newman travel planning website .

Drive from Fitzroy Crossing to Newman in 14.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for Meekatharra.
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:
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Radio Hill Lookout ©
Radio Hill Lookout

1
night
Meekatharra

Meekatharra
To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Meekatharra day trip website .

You can drive from Newman to Meekatharra in 6 hours. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel to Cue.

Things to do in Meekatharra

Parks Nature
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Cue

Cue ©
Cue is a small town in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 620 km north-east of Perth. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Walga Rock.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cue travel planner.

You can drive from Meekatharra to Cue in 6.5 hours. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Margaret River.
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Walga Rock ©
Walga Rock

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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 find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Dunsborough (Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse & Meelup Beach), Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse) and Busselton Jetty (in Busselton). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and do a tasting at Island Brook Estate Winery.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Cue to Margaret River by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Metricup, Wilyabrup, Boranup, Augusta, Dunsborough
Find places to stay May 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Food Tours

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