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:  6​h 45​min
1
Broome
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Fremantle
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Margaret River
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Kulin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Albany
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Exmouth
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Sydney

6
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.
Catholic Diocese of Broome and Cathedral Parish Broome-Our Lady of Queen of Peace will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Japanese Cemetery and SSJG Heritage Centre Broome. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, cast your line with a fishing tour, take a leisurely stroll along Broome Deep Water Wharf & Jetty, and look for gifts at Yuen Wing General Store.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Broome itinerary planner.

Sydney to Broome is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Broome due to the time zone difference. In October, Broome is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fremantle.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Fishing Charters & Tours
Japanese Cemetery ©
Japanese Cemetery

5
nights
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fremantle Prison and St. Mary's Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Rockingham Beach and Swan River. Change things up with these side-trips from Fremantle: Perth (Art Gallery of Western Australia, St George’s Cathedral, & more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Fremantle Round House, see the interesting displays at Scitech, and kick back and relax at City Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fremantle tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Broome to Fremantle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Broome in October, you will find days in Fremantle are little chillier (28°C), and nights are cooler (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Fremantle

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Perth, City Beach, Rockingham Beach
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
City Beach ©
City Beach
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach

7
nights
Margaret River

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Canal Rocks. Take a break from the city and head to Meelup Beach and Bunker Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Yallingup Beach (in Yallingup) and Busselton Jetty (in Busselton). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamelin Bay, learn about winemaking at Redgate Wines, and relax in the rural setting at Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River trip generator.

Getting from Fremantle to Margaret River by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Kulin.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Busselton, Wilyabrup, Dunsborough, Surfers Point
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

1
night
Kulin

Kulin
Kulin is a town in the Eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, approximately 280 km from Perth. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Tin Horse Highway.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kulin vacation builder.

You can drive from Margaret River to Kulin in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kulin

Outdoors Scenic Drive
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6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Middleton Beach. Princess Royal Fortress and The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Moombaki Wines (in Denmark) and Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Little Beach, Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve, kick back and relax at Emu Point, delve into the lush surroundings at Valley of the Giants, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Albany vacation trip planner.

Drive from Kulin to Albany in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bluff Knoll, Moombaki Wines, Valley of the Giants
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bluff Knoll ©
Bluff Knoll

4
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ningaloo Reef. Escape the urban bustle at Shark Diving and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Charles Knife Canyon, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore and take pictures at Cape Range National Park, and visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Exmouth vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Albany to Exmouth takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Exmouth can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Charles Knife Canyon ©
Charles Knife Canyon

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