35 days in Western Australia & South Australia Itinerary

35 days in Western Australia & South Australia Itinerary

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35 days in Western Australia & South Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  11​h
1
Kununurra
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Denham
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kalbarri
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Coral Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Perth
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
10
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Kangaroo Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Coober Pedy
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Visiting Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve and Mirima National Park will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Ord River and Emma Gorge. There's lots more to do: cool off at El Questro Wilderness Park, snap pictures at Ivanhoe Crossing, take some stellar pictures from Kelly's Knob Lookout, and take in the exciting artwork at Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kununurra visit website .

Sydney to Kununurra is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney to Kununurra, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Kununurra: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Kununurra

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Mirima National Park ©
Mirima National Park
Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve ©
Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve
Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery ©
Artlandish Aboriginal Art Gallery

3
nights
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 explore and learn at SSJG Heritage Centre and The Courthouse Collection. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Broome Bird Observatory and Staircase To The Moon. There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Roebuck Bay, stroll through Cable Beach, and view the masterpieces at Broome Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Broome trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Kununurra to Broome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Broome sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Denham.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Broome Bird Observatory ©
Broome Bird Observatory
Reddell Beach ©
Reddell Beach

1
night
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): go for a stroll along the water at Shark Bay, get great views at Eagle Bluff, and then stroll through Shell Beach. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Francois Peron National Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Denham trip planner.

Fly from Broome to Denham in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach
Francois Peron National Park ©
Francois Peron National Park

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs and Blue Holes. Escape the urban bustle at Chinaman's Beach and Kalbarri Pelican Feeding. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Nature’s Window, get great views at Island Rock & Natural Bridge, explore the activities along Hutt Lagoon, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kalbarri trip planner .

Getting from Denham to Kalbarri by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
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Nature’s Window ©
Nature’s Window
Blue Holes ©
Blue Holes
Chinaman's Beach ©
Chinaman's Beach

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 31st (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head outdoors with Aqua Rush, and then identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Marine Park.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Coral Bay holiday planning app .

You can drive from Kalbarri to Coral Bay in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Exmouth.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ningaloo Marine Park ©
Ningaloo Marine Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Charles Knife Canyon and Potshot Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Exmouth online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Coral Bay to Exmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Charles Knife Canyon ©
Charles Knife Canyon
Shark Diving
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Matilda Bay Reserve and Point Peron. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Aviation Heritage Museum and St. Mary's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham) and Fremantle (The Fremantle Round House & Fremantle Prison). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Scitech, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Cathedral, make a trip to The Bell Tower, and browse the exhibits of Aspects of Kings Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Perth travel planner.

You can fly from Exmouth to Perth in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Exmouth in August, with highs in Perth at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fremantle, Rockingham, Matilda Bay Reserve, Aviation Heritage Museum
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:
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Aviation Heritage Museum ©
Aviation Heritage Museum
Matilda Bay Reserve ©
Matilda Bay Reserve
Point Peron ©
Point Peron

3
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.
Relax by the water at Meelup Beach and Yallingup Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Redgate Wines and Juniper Margaret River. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Busselton) and Canal Rocks (in Yallingup). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm, explore and take pictures at Caves Road, and stroll through Hamelin Bay.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Margaret River journey app .

Getting from Perth to Margaret River by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Yallingup, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Juniper Margaret River, Meelup Beach, Redgate Wines
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:
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Sunflowers  Animal Farm ©
Sunflowers Animal Farm
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Middleton Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Little Beach and Emu Point. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Granite Skywalk (in Porongurup National Park) and Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Western Australian Museum - Albany, steep yourself in history at The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, and admire the striking features of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Albany travel route planning tool .

Drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Granite Skywalk, Bluff Knoll
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Visiting Gorge Wildlife Park and Waterfall Gully will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as National Railway Museum Port Adelaide and Henley Beach. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to National Motor Museum (in Birdwood) and The Cedars (in Hahndorf). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Adelaide Gaol, appreciate the extensive heritage of Smith Brothers Walking Trail, steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, and trek along River Torrens Linear Park Trail.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Adelaide trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Albany to Adelaide in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Albany to Adelaide, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

West Torrens, Henley Beach, The Cedars, National Motor Museum, National Railway Museum Port Adelaide
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill

4
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get outdoors at Little Sahara and Stokes Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation and Cape du Couedic Lighthouse. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, explore the fascinating underground world of Kelly Hill Caves, and admire all the interesting features of Island Pure Sheep Dairy.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Coober Pedy.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:
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Little Sahara ©
Little Sahara
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy ©
The population of Coober Pedy exploded after the discovery of opals in 1915.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Umoona Opal Mine & Museum, admire the striking features of Faye's Underground Home, then see the interesting displays at Old Timers Mine, and finally identify plant and animal life at Josephine's Gallery & Kangaroo Orphanage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating landscape at Breakaways Conservation Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Serbian Orthodox Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catacomb Church.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Coober Pedy trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Coober Pedy by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Coober Pedy are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coober Pedy

Wildlife Parks Museums
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum ©
Umoona Opal Mine & Museum
Breakaways Conservation Park ©
Breakaways Conservation Park
Old Timers Mine ©
Old Timers Mine

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