27 days in Western Australia Itinerary

27 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Esperance
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Kalbarri
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Denham
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
6
Yallingup
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Kununurra
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
9
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder ©
On the 23rd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Questa Casa.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Kalgoorlie-Boulder planning website .

Sydney to Kalgoorlie-Boulder is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Expect little chillier evenings in Kalgoorlie-Boulder when traveling from Sydney in August, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Hannans North Tourist Mine ©
Hannans North Tourist Mine
Museum of the Goldfields ©
Museum of the Goldfields
Questa Casa ©
Questa Casa

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. Visit Lucky Bay and Cape Le Grand National Park for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Great Ocean Drive and Observatory Point and Lookout. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Esperance Museum, make a trip to Esperance Whale Tail, kick back and relax at Twilight Bay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fourth Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Esperance trip planning site .

You can drive from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Esperance in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Kalgoorlie-Boulder in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Esperance: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Popular historic sites such as Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and Potshot Memorial are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ningaloo Marine Park and Osprey Bay. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Yardie Creek, identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef, and enjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay.

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Getting from Esperance to Exmouth by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Esperance in August, with highs in Exmouth at 31°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ningaloo Reef, Ningaloo Marine Park
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Ningaloo Marine Park ©
Ningaloo Marine Park
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©

3
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Oakabella Homestead and St Francis Xavier Cathedral. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Chinaman's Beach and Pot Alley Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kalbarri: Geraldton (Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre & Museum of Geraldton). There's lots more to do: get great views at Red Bluff, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ross Graham Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Kalbarri Pelican Feeding, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

Plan trip to Kalbarri with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Exmouth to Kalbarri in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Denham.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Geraldton, Kalbarri National Park, Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground
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Blue Holes ©
Blue Holes
St Francis Xavier Cathedral ©
St Francis Xavier Cathedral

3
nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Relax by the water at Shark Bay and Shell Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Monkey Mia and Francois Peron National Park. There's lots more to do: get great views at Eagle Bluff, stop by Blue Lagoon Pearl Shop, kick back and relax at Little Lagoon, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean Park Aquarium.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Denham attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Kalbarri to Denham takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Yallingup.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Monkey Mia Reserve
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Little Lagoon ©
Little Lagoon
Monkey Mia Reserve ©
Monkey Mia Reserve

2
nights
Yallingup

Yallingup ©
Situated right at the southwestern tip of Australia, the town of Yallingup lies on the shore of the Indian Ocean.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Surfers Point and Cowaramup Bay. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Injidup Beach and Meelup Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yallingup: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Busselton) and Sunflowers Animal Farm (in Margaret River). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Cape Grace Wines, tour in harmony with nature at Eco Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Canal Rocks, and kick back and relax at Yallingup Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yallingup road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, train, and bus from Denham to Yallingup in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Yallingup

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sunflowers Animal Farm, Cape Grace Wines, Surfers Point, Cowaramup Bay, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach
Injidup Beach ©
Injidup Beach

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Princess Royal Fortress and The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Little Beach and Emu Point. Spend the 11th (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at King George Sound, contemplate the long history of HMAS Perth, enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Albany driving holiday planning website .

Drive from Yallingup to Albany in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kununurra.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Princess Royal Fortress ©
Princess Royal Fortress
The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum ©
The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum

2
nights
Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ord River and Hoochery Distillery. Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Mirima National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Zebra Rock Mine, take in breathtaking views at Emma Gorge, look for all kinds of wild species at Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve, and cool off at El Questro Wilderness Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kununurra trip planning website .

Getting from Albany to Kununurra by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Albany in September, plan for much hotter days in Kununurra, with highs around 43°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Kununurra

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Mirima National Park ©
Mirima National Park
Hoochery Distillery ©
Hoochery Distillery
ZEBRA ROCK MINE GALLERY & CAMPGROUND ©

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Roebuck Bay and Cable Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Catholic Diocese of Broome and Japanese Cemetery. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Staircase To The Moon, identify plant and animal life at Freshwater Cove, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Broome itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Kununurra to Broome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kununurra in September, you will find days in Broome are slightly colder (38°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Broome Town Beach ©
Broome Town Beach
Japanese Cemetery ©
Japanese Cemetery

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