18 days in Western Australia Itinerary

18 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Exmouth
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Cable Beach and Roebuck Bay will thrill your kids. Spend the 25th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Broome Town Beach, get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, and stop by Uniquely Broome.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Broome tour itinerary app .

Sydney to Broome is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Broome, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Broome

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Broome Town Beach ©
Broome Town Beach
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay

2
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.
Attractions like Greens Pool and Little Beach make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Albany trip maker .

You can fly from Broome to Albany in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Broome in August: highs in Albany hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Meelup Beach and Hamelin Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta), Wonnerup (in Wonnerup) and Busselton Jetty (in Busselton). Spend the 29th (Wed) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's much more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and stop by Mukau Giftware & Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River journey planner.

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Tours, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Boranup, Meelup Beach, Mukau Giftware & Gallery, Wonnerup, Busselton Jetty
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

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.
Kids will enjoy Caversham Wildlife Park and Whiteman Park. Go for a jaunt from Perth to Fremantle to see Fremantle Prison about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, explore the activities along Swan River, enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Perth driving holiday planner .

Drive from Margaret River to Perth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Whiteman, Fremantle Prison, Scarborough Beach, Perth Zoo, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Perth Zoo ©
Perth Zoo

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Mauritius Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay, and then view the masterpieces at The Ningaloo Gallery.

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Traveling by flight from Perth to Exmouth takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in September, with highs in Exmouth at 35°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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