26 days in Western Australia Itinerary

26 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Esperance
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Perth
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Denham
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Visit Turquoise Bay and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Shark Diving and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. It doesn't end there: see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Exmouth trip planner.

Melbourne to Exmouth is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: highs in Exmouth hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Esperance.

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 ©

3
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. Get in touch with nature at Cape Le Grand National Park and Salmon Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Twilight Bay and Blue Haven Beach. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Thistle Cove, don't miss a visit to Esperance Whale Tail, steep yourself in history at Esperance Stonehenge, and explore and take pictures at Great Ocean Drive.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Esperance tour itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Exmouth to Esperance in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Exmouth in September, expect nights in Esperance to be slightly colder, around 9°C, while days are cooler, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Denmark.

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
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

2
nights
Denmark

Denmark ©
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
You'll get in some beach time at Greens Pool and Middleton Beach. Get outdoors at Little Beach and The Gap and Natural Bridge. Explore Denmark's surroundings by going to Albany (Emu Point & National Anzac Centre). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Anvil Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Denmark vacation app .

Drive from Esperance to Denmark in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In September in Denmark, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Denmark

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Albany
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Meelup Beach and Lake Cave. You'll get in some beach time at Yallingup Beach and Gnarabup Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Jewel Cave (in Augusta), Smiths Beach (in Yallingup) and Busselton Jetty (in Busselton). Spend the 21st (Sat) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. The adventure continues: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, look for gifts at Mukau Giftware & Gallery, do a tasting at Brookland Valley Vineyard, and shop like a local with Margaret River Chocolate Company.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Margaret River tour planner.

You can drive from Denmark to Margaret River in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Boranup, Meelup Beach, Jewel Cave, Busselton Jetty
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

5
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.
Visit Cottesloe Beach and Trigg Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Caversham Wildlife Park and Swan River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets) and Millendon (Tyler's Vineyard & Fig Tree Estate). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, and do a tasting at Sandalford Wines Swan Valley.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Perth day trip planner.

You can drive from Margaret River to Perth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Perth sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Denham.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Millendon, Fremantle, Scarborough Beach, Trigg Beach, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

1
night
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. On the 30th (Mon), stop by Blue Lagoon Pearl Shop and then go for a stroll along the water at Shark Bay.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Denham journey builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Perth to Denham in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Denham

Outdoors Beaches Wildlife
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay

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.
Visit Cable Beach and Broome Town Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Roebuck Bay and Gantheaume Point. Spend the 3rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Diocese of Broome, look for gifts at Uniquely Broome, and see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Broome holiday builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Denham to Broome takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

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