60 days in Western Australia Itinerary

60 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  27​h
1
Broome
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
2
Denham
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Exmouth
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Perth
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Cervantes
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Busselton
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Augusta
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Albany
— 12 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Manchester

6
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.
Spend the 6th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, stop by Uniquely Broome, look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, and admire all the interesting features of Gantheaume Point.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Broome trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Broome is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Broome due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Manchester in August: highs in Broome hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Denham.

Things to do in Broome

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

5
nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Denham: Steep Point (in Hamelin Pool) and Carnarvon (OTC Satellite Earth Station Carnarvon, Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, & more). Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Francois Peron National Park. And it doesn't end there: go for a stroll along the water at Shark Bay, stop by Blue Lagoon Pearl Shop, enjoy the sand and surf at Shell Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Stromatolites of Shark Bay.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Denham online trip builder .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Broome to Denham in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Exmouth.

Things to do in Denham

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Carnarvon, Steep Point, Monkey Mia
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach
Ocean Park Aquarium ©
Ocean Park Aquarium

5
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Exmouth is known for adventure, beaches, historic sites, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, and make a trip to Mildura Wreck.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Exmouth holiday planner.

Drive from Denham to Exmouth in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In August in Exmouth, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Exmouth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

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

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Upper Reach Winery (in Baskerville), Fremantle (Fremantle Prison, Fremantle Markets, & more) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). Dedicate the 27th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, stroll through Cottesloe Beach, and do a tasting at Fig Tree Estate.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Exmouth to Perth takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Exmouth in August: high temperatures in Perth hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cervantes.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Millendon, Fremantle, Herne Hill, City Summit Indoor Rock Climbing, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

6
nights
Cervantes

Cervantes ©
Cervantes is a town in Western Australia off Indian Ocean Drive about 198km north-north-west of the state capital, Perth in the Shire of Dandaragan local government area. Get out of town with these interesting Cervantes side-trips: Badgingarra National Park (in Badgingarra), Dynamite Bay (in Green Head) and Sandy Cape Recreation Park (in Jurien Bay). Spend the 1st (Sun) exploring nature at Nambung National Park. Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Lesueur National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at The Pinnacles, enjoy the sand and surf at Hangover Bay, make a trip to Jurien Bay Jetty, and take some stellar pictures from Thirsty Point Lookout.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cervantes trip planner.

You can drive from Perth to Cervantes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Busselton.

Things to do in Cervantes

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Jurien Bay, Dynamite Bay, Badgingarra National Park, Lesueur National Park
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 5:
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The Pinnacles Desert ©
The Pinnacles Desert
Nambung National Park ©
Nambung National Park
Badgingarra National Park ©
Badgingarra National Park

6
nights
Busselton

Busselton ©
With a reputation for making things convenient and comfortable for visitors, Busselton has been voted Australia's best tourist town several times.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Busselton: Cowaramup (Mukau Giftware & Gallery & Brookwood Estate), Bunker Bay (in Cape Naturaliste) and Yallingup (Yallingup Beach, Ngilgi Cave, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Busselton Jetty, learn about winemaking at Brookland Valley Vineyard, enjoy the sand and surf at Meelup Beach, and explore the activities along Geographe Bay.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Busselton road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Cervantes to Busselton in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Augusta.

Things to do in Busselton

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Wilyabrup, Dunsborough, Cowaramup, Bunker Bay
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 11:
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

6
nights
Augusta

Augusta is a town on the south-west coast of Western Australia, where the Blackwood River emerges into Flinders Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Augusta side-trips: Margaret River (Food Tours & Gnarabup Beach) and Pemberton (Gloucester National Park, Gloucester Tree, & more). Spend the 12th (Thu) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Lake Cave, have some family-friendly fun at Amaze'n Margaret River, stroll through Hamelin Bay, and explore the striking landscape at Jewel Cave.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Augusta day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Busselton to Augusta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Augusta

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours

Side Trips

Margaret River, Pemberton, Boranup, Whirlwind Olives and Oil
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 17:
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

12
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to South Coast WoodWorks Gallery (in Youngs Siding), Plantagenet Wines (in Mount Barker) and Castle Rock (in Porongurup National Park). Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring nature at Walpole-Nornalup National Park. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, hike along Tree Top Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and do a tasting at Singlefile Wines.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Albany road trip tool .

Getting from Augusta to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Albany sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Walpole, Plantagenet Wines, South Coast WoodWorks Gallery, Lowlands Beach
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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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