36 days in Western Australia Itinerary

36 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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36 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  37​h
1
Kununurra
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Purnululu National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
3
Broome
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Karijini National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Perth
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Albany
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  35​h
End: Washington DC

4
nights
Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Mirima National Park. Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring nature at Mitchell River National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Ord River, get great views at Kelly's Knob Lookout, explore the galleries of Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, and snap pictures at Ivanhoe Crossing.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kununurra trip itinerary planner .

Washington DC, USA to Kununurra is an approximately 37-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Kununurra is 13 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Washington DC in June since evenings lows in Kununurra dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Purnululu National Park.

Things to do in Kununurra

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Mirima National Park ©
Mirima National Park
ZEBRA ROCK MINE GALLERY & CAMPGROUND ©
Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve ©
Parry Lagoons Nature Reserve

1
night
Purnululu National Park

Purnululu National Park
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Bungle Bungles Range and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bungle Bungle Range.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Purnululu National Park online road trip planner .

You can drive from Kununurra to Purnululu National Park in 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Purnululu National Park

Parks Nature
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4
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.
Spend the 20th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 22nd (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Cable Beach, examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, look for gifts at Cygnet Bay Pearls Showroom, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Broome trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Purnululu National Park to Broome takes 11.5 hours. June in Broome sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Karijini National Park.

Things to do in Broome

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park ©
When in Karijini National Park, make a side trip to see Mount Nameless in Tom Price, approximately 58 minutes away.

To find reviews and tourist information, read our Karijini National Park day trip planning tool .

Drive from Broome to Karijini National Park in 10 hours. Traveling from Broome in June, things will get little chillier in Karijini National Park: highs are around 76°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Karijini National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Mandu Mandu Gorge. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in breathtaking views at Charles Knife Canyon, visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Shothole Canyon.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Exmouth trip website .

Getting from Karijini National Park to Exmouth by car takes about 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

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.
Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). Dedicate the 4th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Perth Zoo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Perth tour itinerary maker website .

Getting from Exmouth to Perth by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Exmouth in July, things will get slightly colder in Perth: highs are around 65°F and lows about 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, Perth Zoo, St Johns Lutheran Church
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave), Yallingup (Canal Rocks, Ngilgi Cave, & more) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). Spend the 7th (Sun) 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 Brookwood Estate, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Margaret River sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yallingup, Cowaramup, Boranup, Augusta, Meelup Beach
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Food Tours

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Denmark (Greens Pool & Elephant Rocks) and Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, don't miss a visit to Padre White Lookout, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take some stellar pictures from Rotary Lookout Albany.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Albany online vacation maker .

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Denmark, Bluff Knoll
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

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