29 days in Perth, Esperance & Exmouth & The Coral Coast Itinerary

29 days in Perth, Esperance & Exmouth & The Coral Coast Itinerary

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29 days in Perth, Esperance & Exmouth & The Coral Coast Itinerary

Start: Bern
train + Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Esperance
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Geraldton
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kalbarri
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Coral Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  32​h
End: Bern

9
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Fremantle (Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle Prison, & more). Dedicate the 8th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Pack the 9th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure World Perth Australia. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Perth trip site .

Bern, Switzerland to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Bern to Perth, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bern in December, expect Perth to be warmer, temps between 35°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Caversham Wildlife Park, Perth Zoo, Cottesloe Beach, Adventure World Perth Australia
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

6
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. Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Twilight Bay, stroll through Blue Haven Beach, step off the mainland to explore Woody Island, and take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Drive.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Esperance road trip planning site .

You can fly from Perth to Esperance in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Perth in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Esperance, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Esperance

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

3
nights
Geraldton

Geraldton ©
Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. Geraldton is known for museums, historic sites, beaches, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at HMAS Sydney II Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre, and look for all kinds of wild species at Waminda Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Geraldton online trip maker .

You can fly from Esperance to Geraldton in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Esperance in December, expect nights in Geraldton to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Geraldton

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Back Beach ©
Back Beach
HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial
Museum of Geraldton ©
Museum of Geraldton

5
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.
Kalbarri is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rainbow Jungle, take in the dramatic natural features at Zuytdorp Cliffs, stroll through Chinaman's Beach, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kalbarri travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Geraldton to Kalbarri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle
Kayaking & Canoeing
Hutt Lagoon ©
Hutt Lagoon

1
night
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): head outdoors with Aqua Rush, look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Marine Park, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Coral Bay visit planner .

Drive from Kalbarri to Coral Bay in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Aqua Rush ©
Aqua Rush

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