Roadtrip West Coast

Roadtrip West Coast

Tourism Australia

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The route between Perth and Broome offers a spectacular road trip along Australia’s west coast. Along 3,500 kilometres you will experience rugged coast lines with turquoise water and white beaches, outback and bush, coral reefs and exciting national parks – but most of all wide open spaces. We created the itinerary of German Blogger Susi Maier of the travel blog “black dots white spots”. You can fully customize this plan, including entering your own travel dates, destinations, and activities.

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Route & dates

Roadtrip West Coast

Start: Perth
1
Perth
— 3 nights
train + ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Rottnest Island
— 1 night
ferry + train:  1​h 30​min
3
Perth
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Lancelin
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Cervantes
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Kalbarri
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Denham
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Carnarvon
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Karijini National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Port Hedland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
12
Broome
— 2 nights
End: Broome

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Scarborough Beach, Northbridge and Cottesloe Beach. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial and then kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Perth attractions planner .

Frankfurt, Germany to Perth is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Frankfurt to Perth, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Perth are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough Beach
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach
Kings Park War Memorial ©
Kings Park War Memorial

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night
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rottnest Island Pedal and Flipper. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get outside with Rottnest Island Pedal and Flipper.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rottnest Island trip builder site .

Traveling by ferry from Perth to Rottnest Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 49°F. You will leave for Perth on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Outdoors
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Pedal And Flipper ©
Pedal And Flipper

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fremantle Markets.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth day trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Rottnest Island to Perth in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lancelin.

Things to do in Perth

Shopping

Side Trip

Fremantle Markets
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Fremantle Markets ©
Fremantle Markets

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hours
Lancelin

Lancelin ©
Lancelin is a small fishing and tourist town 127 km north of Perth, Western Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lancelin Sand Dunes.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lancelin route maker app .

You can drive from Perth to Lancelin in 1.5 hours. In May in Lancelin, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 49°F at night. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cervantes.

Things to do in Lancelin

Nightlife
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Lancelin Sand Dunes ©
Lancelin Sand Dunes

1
night
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. You've now added The Pinnacles Desert to your itinerary.

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

Traveling by car from Lancelin to Cervantes takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Cervantes

Parks Nature
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The Pinnacles Desert ©
The Pinnacles Desert

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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.
You've added Hutt Lagoon, The Loop and Z Bend Gorge, Nature’s Window, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the activities along Hutt Lagoon and then take some stellar pictures from The Loop and Z Bend Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): explore the activities along Murchison River and then explore the striking landscape at Nature’s Window.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Kalbarri road trip app .

Drive from Cervantes to Kalbarri in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Denham.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Murchison River ©
Murchison River
Nature’s Window ©
Nature’s Window
Hutt Lagoon ©
Hutt Lagoon

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nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stromatolites of Shark Bay, Monkey Mia, Francois Peron National Park, and other attractions you added. On the 23rd (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey Mia and then explore the striking landscape at Stromatolites of Shark Bay. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Shell Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Shark Bay, and then explore the striking landscape of Francois Peron National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Denham trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Kalbarri to Denham takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Carnarvon.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Monkey Mia
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Francois Peron National Park ©
Francois Peron National Park
Hamelin Pool Stromatolites ©
Hamelin Pool Stromatolites

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hours
Carnarvon

Carnarvon ©
Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Carnarvon trip tool .

You can drive from Denham to Carnarvon in 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Carnarvon

Museums
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:
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Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum ©

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Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cape Range National Park as well as Live Ningaloo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Cape Range National Park.

Before you visit Exmouth, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Carnarvon to Exmouth in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 60°F. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Karijini National Park.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Cape Range National Park
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
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Live Ningaloo ©
Live Ningaloo
Cape Range National Park ©
Cape Range National Park

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nights
Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Weano Gorge as well as Karijini National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Karijini National Park itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Exmouth to Karijini National Park takes 7.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Port Hedland.

Things to do in Karijini National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
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Karijini National Park ©
Karijini National Park
Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool) ©
Weano Gorge (Handrail Pool)

1
night
Port Hedland

Port Hedland is the second largest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, with an estimated urban population of 15,191, including the satellite town of South Hedland, 18 km away. For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Port Hedland trip planner .

Traveling by car from Karijini National Park to Port Hedland takes 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Karijini National Park in May: highs in Port Hedland hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Port Hedland

Parks Outdoors Museums
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sun Pictures Cinema, Pearl Luggers Tour and Narlijia Cultural Tours. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): gain a rich perspective with Narlijia Cultural Tours. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Reddell Beach, then stroll through Cable Beach, and then catch a live performance at Sun Pictures Cinema.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Broome trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Port Hedland to Broome. In May, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Reddell Beach ©
Reddell Beach
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Narlijia Experiences Broome ©
Narlijia Experiences Broome
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