31 days in Western Australia Itinerary

31 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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31 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Broome
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Esperance
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Albany
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
6
Kalbarri
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Denham
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Zurich

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Japanese Cemetery and Chinese Cemetery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Roebuck Bay and Reddell Beach. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Staircase To The Moon, cast your line with a fishing tour, take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Broome trip maker website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Broome is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Zurich to Broome. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in October, with highs in Broome at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Japanese Cemetery ©
Japanese Cemetery
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Helicopter Tours

1
night
Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Hannans North Tourist Mine, then examine the collection at Museum of the Goldfields, then admire all the interesting features of The Superpit, and finally make a trip to Questa Casa. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Red Hill Lookout, steep yourself in history at Warden Finnerty's Residence, then examine the collection at Goldfields Exhibition Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Kalgoorlie Town Hall.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kalgoorlie-Boulder trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Broome to Kalgoorlie-Boulder in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Broome in October, expect nights in Kalgoorlie-Boulder to be much colder, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Coolgardie, Red Hill Lookout
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Hannans North Tourist Mine ©
Hannans North Tourist Mine
Museum of the Goldfields ©
Museum of the Goldfields
Questa Casa ©
Questa Casa

4
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Great Ocean Drive and Esperance Museum. Get some cultural insight at Cindy Poole Glass Gallery and Anything & Everything Esperance. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Twilight Bay, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchman's Peak, step off the mainland to explore Woody Island, and stroll through Lucky Bay.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Esperance itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Esperance in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kalgoorlie-Boulder in October, things will get slightly colder in Esperance: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum and Moombaki Wines. You'll get in some beach time at Emu Point and Peaceful Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Granite Skywalk (in Porongurup National Park), Forest Hill Vineyard (in Denmark) and Duke's Vineyard (in Porongurup). Spend the 16th (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, enjoy the sea views from Point King Lighthouse, steep yourself in history at Princess Royal Fortress, and kick back and relax at Middleton Beach.

For more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Albany visit planner .

Traveling by car from Esperance to Albany takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Esperance in October, you will find days in Albany are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Granite Skywalk, Duke's Vineyard, Nanarup Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum ©
The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ©
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Surfers Point and Gnarabup Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Brookwood Estate and Providore. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Yallingup Beach (in Yallingup), Happs Winery and Cellar Door (in Quindalup) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Bunker Bay, learn about winemaking at Cape Grace Wines, and cruise along Caves Road.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Margaret River trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Dunsborough, Surfers Point, Happs Winery and Cellar Door, Providore
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Red Bluff and Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hutt Lagoon, look for all kinds of wild species at Kalbarri Pelican Feeding, get to know the resident critters at Rainbow Jungle, and take in the dramatic natural features at Island Rock & Natural Bridge.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalbarri itinerary planner .

You can drive from Margaret River to Kalbarri in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Denham.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
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Red Bluff ©
Red Bluff
Chinaman's Beach ©
Chinaman's Beach
The Loop and Z Bend Gorge ©
The Loop and Z Bend Gorge

3
nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Francois Peron National Park and Hamelin Pool Stromatolites. And it doesn't end there: go for a stroll along the water at Shark Bay, meet the residents at Ocean Park Aquarium, and get great views at Eagle Bluff.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Denham itinerary website .

Getting from Kalbarri to Denham by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Francois Peron National Park ©
Francois Peron National Park
Hamelin Pool Stromatolites ©
Hamelin Pool Stromatolites

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