19 days in Western Australia & Brisbane Itinerary

19 days in Western Australia & Brisbane Itinerary

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19 days in Western Australia & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h
1
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Yallingup
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Perth
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 30​min
4
Kalbarri
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Denham
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Albany Wind Farm and Desert Mounted Corps Memorial. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Greens Pool (in Denmark), Tree Top Walk (in Walpole) and The Denmark Heritage Cider Company (in Scotsdale). Spend the 11th (Wed) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Little Beach, take some stellar pictures from Rotary Lookout Albany, kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, and don't miss a visit to Convoy Lookout.

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

Sydney to Albany is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Albany. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Albany reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yallingup.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Tree Top Walk
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

2
nights
Yallingup

Situated right at the southwestern tip of Australia, the town of Yallingup lies on the shore of the Indian Ocean.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Ngilgi Cave, take in the exciting artwork at Christian Fletcher Gallery, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally explore the galleries of Tracie Anderson Ceramics. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Gabriel Chocolate, then cruise along Caves Road, and then explore the striking landscape at Canal Rocks.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yallingup road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Albany to Yallingup in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Perth.

Things to do in Yallingup

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Busselton, Christian Fletcher Gallery, Caves Road
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Canal Rocks ©
Canal Rocks
Ngilgi Cave ©
Ngilgi Cave

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, see the interesting displays at Scitech, then take some stellar pictures from Fraser Avenue Lookout, then stop by Aspects of Kings Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth day trip tool .

You can drive from Yallingup to Perth in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Perth

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
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Art Gallery of Western Australia ©
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Fraser Avenue Lookout ©
Fraser Avenue Lookout
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Rainbow Jungle and Nature’s Window. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Hutt Lagoon, explore the striking landscape at Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs, take some stellar pictures from Red Bluff, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalbarri online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Perth to Kalbarri by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Denham.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
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Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle
Nature’s Window ©
Nature’s Window
Red Bluff ©
Red Bluff

2
nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): meet the residents at Ocean Park Aquarium and then stroll through Shark Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Hamelin Pool Stromatolites and then enjoy the sand and surf at Shell Beach.

Discover how to plan a Denham trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kalbarri to Denham takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
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Hamelin Pool Stromatolites ©
Hamelin Pool Stromatolites
Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Broome Historical Museum and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Diocese of Broome, explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery, and examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Broome online journey maker .

Traveling by flight from Denham to Broome takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Broome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
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Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Japanese Cemetery ©
Japanese Cemetery

2
nights
Brisbane

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zipline and Distillery Tours. When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Bee Gees Way in Redcliffe, approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier, snap pictures at Story Bridge, browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland, and pause for some photo ops at Anzac Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Broome to Brisbane takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Broome to Brisbane. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Broome in September; daily highs in Brisbane reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Bee Gees Way, Zipline
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
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Zipline
Distillery Tours
State Library Of Queensland ©
State Library Of Queensland

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