60 days in Western Australia Itinerary

60 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly + Drive:  32​h
1
Exmouth
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Coral Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​h
3
Purnululu National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h
4
Broome
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Esperance
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Albany
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Margaret River
— 7 nights
Drive + ferry:  4​h 30​min
8
Rottnest Island
— 6 nights
ferry + train:  1​h 30​min
9
Perth
— 11 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Edinburgh

6
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Escape the urban bustle at Turquoise Bay and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Mandu Mandu Gorge. The adventure continues: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, get interesting insight from Tours, kick back and relax at Wobiri Beach, and take a memorable drive along Cape Range National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Exmouth tour itinerary planner .

Edinburgh, UK to Exmouth is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In November, Exmouth is much warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area

3
nights
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Marine Park, kick back and relax at The Coral Bay Shark Nursery, and head outdoors with Aqua Rush.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Coral Bay driving holiday planner.

Drive from Exmouth to Coral Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Purnululu National Park.

Things to do in Coral Bay

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

1
day
Purnululu National Park

Purnululu National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Purnululu National Park, then explore the striking landscape at Bungle Bungle Range, and then explore and take pictures at Bungle Bungles Range.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Purnululu National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Coral Bay to Purnululu National Park by car takes about 24.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Purnululu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Purnululu National Park ©
Purnululu National Park

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.
Visiting Cable Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Reddell Beach and Broome Town Beach. Spend the 23rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 28th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, stroll through Roebuck Bay, don't miss a visit to Gantheaume Point, and get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Broome journey website .

Traveling by car from Purnululu National Park to Broome takes 12 hours. In November, daytime highs in Broome are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

6
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. We've included these beaches for you: Cape Le Grand National Park and Ten Mile Lagoon. Get in touch with nature at Twilight Bay and Thistle Cove. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach, stroll through Hellfire Bay, walk around Esperance Foreshore, and explore and take pictures at Great Ocean Drive.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Esperance day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Broome to Esperance takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Broome in November, expect nights in Esperance to be cooler, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

8
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.
Visit Greens Pool and Emu Point for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Little Beach and Elephant Rocks. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park), Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park) and Forest Hill Vineyard (in Denmark). Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Waychinicup National Park. Spend the 13th (Fri) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, kick back and relax at Mandalay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cosy Corner Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cable Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Albany trip planner .

You can drive from Esperance to Albany in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Esperance, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Albany, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Walpole, Nanarup Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Cheynes Beach
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Waychinicup National Park ©
Waychinicup National Park

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.
Get outdoors at Meelup Beach and Lake Cave. Relax by the water at Surfers Point and Gnarabup Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse (in Dunsborough), Bunker Bay (in Cape Naturaliste) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). Spend the 14th (Sat) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, explore the striking landscape at Canal Rocks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yallingup Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River trip maker tool .

Getting from Albany to Margaret River by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Yallingup, Dunsborough, Boranup, Busselton, Jewel Cave
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 20:
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

6
nights
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Take a break from the city and head to West End and Salmon Bay. Relax by the water at Parakeet Bay and The Basin. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ricey Beach, explore the activities along Little Parakeet Bay, get outside with Mary Cove, and stroll through Strickland Bay.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Rottnest Island online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Margaret River to Rottnest Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. December in Rottnest Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Parakeet Bay ©
Parakeet Bay
The Basin ©
The Basin
Ricey Beach ©
Ricey Beach

11
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Caversham Wildlife Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cottesloe Beach and Quinns Rocks Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Sorrento Beach (in Sorrento), Rockingham (Penguin Island, Point Peron, & more) and Fremantle (The Fremantle Round House, Fremantle Prison, & more). Dedicate the 1st (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and kick back and relax at Warnbro Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Perth online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Rottnest Island to Perth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rockingham, Fremantle, City Beach, Crown Perth, Secret Harbour Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

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