40 days in Western Australia, Alice Springs & Sydney Itinerary

40 days in Western Australia, Alice Springs & Sydney Itinerary

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40 days in Western Australia, Alice Springs & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Lyon
+2
tram + Fly + bus:  28​h
1
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Karijini National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Broome
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
6
Purnululu National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  10​h 15​min
7
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Sydney
— 11 nights
Fly + tram:  27​h
End: Lyon

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse), Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks) and Busselton Jetty (in Busselton). Spend the 26th (Wed) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, explore the activities along Bunker Bay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cowaramup Bay.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River travel route planner.

Lyon, France to Margaret River is an approximately 28-hour combination of tram, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Lyon to Margaret River. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Augusta, Yallingup, Boranup, Cowaramup Bay
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & The Fremantle Round House). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, have fun at Kent Street Weir, steep yourself in history at The Bell Tower, and examine the collection at The Nostalgia Box Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Perth trip builder site .

Getting from Margaret River to Perth by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Kent Street Weir, Caversham Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Mandu Mandu Gorge. And it doesn't end there: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, appreciate the history behind Potshot Memorial, explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef, and take in breathtaking views at Charles Knife Canyon.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Exmouth online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Exmouth takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in July, with highs in Exmouth at 28°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Karijini National Park.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park
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Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

2
nights
Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park ©
Go for a jaunt from Karijini National Park to Tom Price to see Mount Nameless about 58 minutes away.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Karijini National Park tour planner .

Traveling by car from Exmouth to Karijini National Park takes 7.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Karijini National Park are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Broome.

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

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.
Spend the 12th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, identify plant and animal life at Broome Bird Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Broome port Jetty, and get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Broome trip planner.

Getting from Karijini National Park to Broome by car takes about 10 hours. Traveling from Karijini National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Broome: highs are around 35°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Purnululu National Park.

Things to do in Broome

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

1
day
Purnululu National Park

Purnululu National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Purnululu National Park and then explore the striking landscape at Bungle Bungle Range.

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Traveling by car from Broome to Purnululu National Park takes 11.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Purnululu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Purnululu National Park ©
Purnululu National Park

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, and get outside with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Purnululu National Park to Alice Springs in 25.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Purnululu National Park to Alice Springs. In July in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

11
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath), Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & The Three Sisters). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Alice Springs in July, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Jenolan Caves, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Gallery Blackheath
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 31:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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