31 days in Western Australia Itinerary

31 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Esperance
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Perth
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h
5
Coral Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Exmouth
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Karijini National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h
8
Purnululu National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h
9
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
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. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Cape Le Grand National Park and then view the masterpieces at Anything & Everything Esperance.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Esperance travel route planner.

Sydney to Esperance is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect nights in Esperance to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Albany.

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

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Greens Pool and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Escape the urban bustle at Little Beach and The Gap and Natural Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Denmark (Elephant Rocks & Moombaki Wines). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, explore and take pictures at Replica of the Brig Amity, and contemplate the long history of Princess Royal Fortress.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Albany trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Esperance to Albany takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Albany sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Denmark, Nanarup Beach
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Lake Cave and Meelup Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Carpe Diem Vineyards. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Jewel Cave (in Augusta), Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay) and Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse (in Dunsborough). Spend the 9th (Tue) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Busselton Jetty, learn about winemaking at McHenry Hohnen Vintners, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cowaramup Bay, and Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Margaret River vacation maker website .

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Augusta, Dunsborough, Boranup, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Ngilgi Cave
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

4
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 Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Art Gallery of Western Australia and St Brigid's Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and The Fremantle Round House (in Fremantle). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Cottesloe Beach, pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower, do a tasting at Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Perth Zoo.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Perth trip planner .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Perth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Perth sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Perth Zoo, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Marine Park and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Coral Bay travel route builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Perth to Coral Bay in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive 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

4
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Turquoise Bay and Vlamingh Head Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Potshot Memorial and The Ningaloo Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, kick back and relax at Wobiri Beach, explore the stunning scenery at Shothole Canyon, and explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Exmouth road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Coral Bay to Exmouth in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Exmouth are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Karijini National Park.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area

2
nights
Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park ©
Step out of the city life by going to Karijini National Park and Dales Gorge. Hamersley Gorge and Joffre Gorge will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Karijini National Park to go to Tom Price and see Mount Nameless, which is approximately 58 minutes away.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Karijini National Park sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Exmouth to Karijini National Park in 7.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Karijini National Park are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Purnululu National Park.

Things to do in Karijini National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Mount Nameless
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Karijini National Park ©
Karijini National Park
Hamersley Gorge ©
Hamersley Gorge
Joffre Gorge ©
Joffre Gorge

1
day
Purnululu National Park

Purnululu National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Purnululu National Park and then explore the striking landscape at Bungle Bungle Range.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Purnululu National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Karijini National Park to Purnululu National Park takes 20.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Purnululu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Purnululu National Park ©
Purnululu National Park

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cable Beach and Gantheaume Point. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge. Spend the 27th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, walk around 12 Mile Bird Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Courthouse Markets, and enjoy the sand and surf at Broome Town Beach.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Broome trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Purnululu National Park to Broome takes 11.5 hours. In July in Broome, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

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

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