43 days in Western Australia Itinerary

43 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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43 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  12​h
1
Kalbarri
— 5 nights
Drive + ferry:  7​h 15​min
2
Rottnest Island
— 4 nights
ferry + train:  1​h 15​min
3
Perth
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Margaret River
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Pemberton
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Albany
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Esperance
— 8 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Sydney

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature’s Window and Chinaman's Beach. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Murchison River, look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Holes, meet the residents at Rainbow Jungle, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kalbarri online tour itinerary planner .

Sydney to Kalbarri is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kalbarri is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:
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Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle
Nature’s Window ©
Nature’s Window
Murchison River ©
Murchison River

4
nights
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Step off the beaten path and head to The Basin and Geordie Bay. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Salmon Bay, explore the activities along Rottnest Island Salt Lakes, get engrossed in the history at Rottnest Island Museum, and kick back and relax at West End.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rottnest Island day trip planning website .

Getting from Kalbarri to Rottnest Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In January in Rottnest Island, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28:
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The Basin ©
The Basin
Parakeet Bay ©
Parakeet Bay
Wadjemup Lighthouse ©
Wadjemup Lighthouse

6
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 hidden gems such as Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Rockingham Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Yanchep National Park (in Yanchep), Fremantle (Fremantle Prison, Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, & more) and Mandurah (Dolphin Quay & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, explore the galleries of Aspects of Kings Park, and stroll around Pioneer Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Perth day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and train from Rottnest Island to Perth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Mandurah, Yanchep National Park, Rockingham Beach
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 3:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Meelup Beach and Yallingup Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Busselton Jetty (in Busselton), Bunbury (Koombana Bay, Bunbury Farmers Market, & more) and Cape Naturaliste (Sugarloaf Rock & Bunker Bay). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, stop by Gabriel Chocolate, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, and take a memorable drive along Caves Road.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River online road trip planner .

Drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pemberton.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bunbury, Dunsborough, Yallingup, Cowaramup, Busselton Jetty
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 10:
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay

5
nights
Pemberton

Pemberton ©
Go to Pemberton to enjoy beautiful natural surroundings, nearby national parks, and local wines.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Big Brook Dam and Mount Frankland National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pemberton: Walpole (Giant Tingle Tree, Petrichor Gallery, & more) and Ooh la Lollipop (in Bridgetown). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Gloucester Tree, get great views at Diamond Tree, take an in-depth tour of Pemberton Visitor Centre, and view the masterpieces at Peter Kovacsy Studio & Gallery.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pemberton online trip builder .

You can drive from Margaret River to Pemberton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Pemberton

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Walpole, Diamond Tree, Ooh la Lollipop
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 15:
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Giant Tingle Tree ©
Giant Tingle Tree
Gloucester Tree ©
Gloucester Tree
Mount Frankland National Park ©
Mount Frankland National Park

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 off the beaten path and head to Little Beach and Middleton Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Denmark (Elephant Rocks, The Toffee Factory, & more) and Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Emu Point, contemplate the long history of The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, take a tour of Replica of the Brig Amity, and examine the collection at Western Australian Museum - Albany.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Albany online journey maker .

Traveling by car from Pemberton to Albany takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Albany, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Valley of the Giants, Bluff Knoll
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 21:
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

8
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Lucky Bay and Great Ocean Drive. Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Twilight Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wharton Beach, contemplate the long history of Esperance Stonehenge, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchman's Peak.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Esperance trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Esperance are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 29:
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Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive

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