14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Cervantes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Geraldton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Kalbarri
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Coral Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 45​min
6
Shelly Beach
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Fremantle (Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle Markets, & more). Dedicate the 18th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, pause for some photo ops at Elizabeth Quay, contemplate the long history of The Bell Tower, and explore the activities along Swan River.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Perth travel planner.

Melbourne to Perth is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Perth to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cervantes.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Perth Zoo, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): kick back and relax at Hangover Bay, then explore the striking landscape at The Pinnacles Desert, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Stromatolites. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Nambung National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cervantes trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Perth to Cervantes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Geraldton.

Things to do in Cervantes

Parks Nature Beaches
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The Pinnacles Desert ©
The Pinnacles Desert
Nambung National Park ©
Nambung National Park

1
night
Geraldton

Geraldton ©
Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. On the 22nd (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Museum of Geraldton, then enjoy the sand and surf at Back Beach, and then brush up on your military savvy at HMAS Sydney II Memorial.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Geraldton day trip planning website .

Drive from Cervantes to Geraldton in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Geraldton

Museums Beaches Outdoors
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HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial
Museum of Geraldton ©
Museum of Geraldton
Back Beach ©
Back Beach

3
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.
Kalbarri is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get to know the resident critters at Rainbow Jungle, take in the dramatic natural features at Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs, and take some stellar pictures from The Loop and Z Bend Gorge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalbarri trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Geraldton to Kalbarri in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
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Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle
Kayaking & Canoeing
Red Bluff ©
Red Bluff

1
night
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. On the 26th (Fri), head outdoors with Aqua Rush, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Marine Park, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the next day, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Coral Bay trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Kalbarri to Coral Bay in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Shelly Beach.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Aqua Rush ©
Aqua Rush

1
day
Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillery Botanica, then get great views at Crackneck Lookout Coast Walk, and then tee off at Shelly Beach Golf Club.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Shelly Beach online trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Coral Bay to Shelly Beach. Traveling from Coral Bay to Shelly Beach, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Shelly Beach can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shelly Beach

Outdoors Golf Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Crackneck Lookout Coast Walk, Distillery Botanica
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Shelly Beach Golf Club ©
Shelly Beach Golf Club
Crackneck Lookout Coast Walk ©
Crackneck Lookout Coast Walk
Distillery Botanica ©
Distillery Botanica

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