20 days in Western Australia Itinerary

20 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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20 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h
1
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 45​min
3
Exmouth
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
4
Broome
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Denham
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Karijini National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Kalbarri
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Cervantes
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Field of Light: Avenue of Honour. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): make a trip to Field of Light: Avenue of Honour, then stroll through Greens Pool, and then explore the striking landscape at Elephant Rocks.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Albany trip planner.

Newcastle to Albany is an approximately 10-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Newcastle to Albany, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Newcastle in March; daily highs in Albany reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Denmark
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks

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.
Injidup Natural Spa has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough), Bunker Bay (in Cape Naturaliste) and Busselton Jetty (in Busselton). Spend the 3rd (Wed) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, do a tasting at McHenry Hohnen Vintners, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Margaret River online itinerary planner .

Drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Lake Cave, Injidup Natural Spa, Busselton Jetty
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Food Tours
Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. On the 6th (Sat), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Reef and then kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Exmouth itinerary app .

Getting from Margaret River to Exmouth by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Exmouth are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

1
day
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 Roebuck Bay. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): kick back and relax at Roebuck Bay, take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, then stroll through Cable Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Broome trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Exmouth to Broome in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Broome are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Denham.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay

2
nights
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hutt Lagoon as well as Shark Bay. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the activities along Hutt Lagoon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shell Beach, and then get great views at Eagle Bluff. Keep things going the next day: go for a stroll along the water at Shark Bay.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Denham trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Broome to Denham in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Karijini National Park.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Hutt Lagoon
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Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach
Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Hutt Lagoon ©
Hutt Lagoon

1
night
Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): trek along Dales Gorge and then admire the sheer force of Karijini National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Oxer Lookout and then take in breathtaking views at Hancock Gorge.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Karijini National Park route planner .

You can drive from Denham to Karijini National Park in 11.5 hours. In April in Karijini National Park, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Karijini National Park

Parks Trails Wildlife
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Karijini National Park ©
Karijini National Park
Hancock Gorge ©
Hancock Gorge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Rainbow Jungle, then take some stellar pictures from Red Bluff, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kalbarri Pelican Feeding, then explore the activities along Murchison River, then take some stellar pictures from The Loop and Z Bend Gorge, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Nature’s Window.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalbarri sightseeing planner .

Getting from Karijini National Park to Kalbarri by car takes about 13 hours. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cervantes.

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

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. The Pinnacles Desert has been added to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Thirsty Point Lookout, explore the activities along Lake Thetis, then take in the dramatic natural features at Stromatolites, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Pinnacles Desert.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Cervantes road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Rottnest Island to Cervantes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cervantes

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Jurien Bay Jetty
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Nambung National Park ©
Nambung National Park
Jurien Bay Jetty ©
Jurien Bay Jetty

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