44 days in Australia Itinerary

44 days in Australia Itinerary

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44 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Carnarvon
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Exmouth
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Karijini National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Karratha
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Broome
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Esperance
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
7
Augusta
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Margaret River
— 6 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Dunsborough
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Perth

4
nights
Carnarvon

Carnarvon ©
Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Carnarvon side-trips: Denham (Shark Bay, Eagle Bluff, & more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, admire all the interesting features of Carnarvon Speedway, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Augustus, and take a leisurely stroll along The Fascine.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Carnarvon tour itinerary tool .

Perth to Carnarvon is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Perth in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Carnarvon, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Carnarvon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Denham, Mount Augustus
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Ocean Park Aquarium ©
Ocean Park Aquarium
Francois Peron National Park ©
Francois Peron National Park

6
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Step out of Exmouth with an excursion to Ningaloo Marine Park in Coral Bay--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with Turquoise Bay, visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and stroll through Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Exmouth road trip website .

Getting from Carnarvon to Exmouth by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carnarvon in December: highs in Exmouth hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Karijini National Park.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Range National Park, Ningaloo Marine Park, Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

2
nights
Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park ©
Karijini National Park is a national park centred in the Hamersley Ranges of the Pilbara region in the northwestern section of the Australian state of Western Australia. Karijini National Park is known for nature, trails, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Karijini National Park, take some stellar pictures from Oxer Lookout, take in breathtaking views at Hamersley Gorge, and hike along Dales Gorge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Karijini National Park sightseeing planning tool .

Drive from Exmouth to Karijini National Park in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Exmouth in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Karijini National Park, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Karratha.

Things to do in Karijini National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Karijini National Park ©
Karijini National Park
Hancock Gorge ©
Hancock Gorge
Mount Bruce ©
Mount Bruce

3
nights
Karratha

Karratha ©
Karratha is a city in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, adjoining the port of Dampier. Step out of Karratha with an excursion to Cossack in Roebourne--about 42 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Millstream-Chichester National Park. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Staircase To The Moon, make a trip to Dampier Port, grab your bike and head to Yaburara Heritage Trail, and get lost in a book at Karratha Public Library.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Karratha itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Karijini National Park to Karratha by car takes about 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Karratha

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Dampier, Burrup Peninsula, Deep Gorge, Cossack
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Yaburara Heritage Trail ©
Yaburara Heritage Trail
Cossack ©
Cossack
Karratha Public Library ©
Karratha Public Library

6
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.
Spend the 5th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 7th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: stroll through Cable Beach, don't miss a visit to Buddha Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Broome Bird Observatory, and get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum.

For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Broome road trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Karratha to Broome. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in January, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Broome

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Diversity Charter Company
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

5
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Twilight Bay, step off the mainland to explore Woody Island, stroll through Lucky Bay, and take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Drive.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Esperance trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Broome to Esperance in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Broome in January: highs in Esperance hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Augusta.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay

3
nights
Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta is a town on the south-west coast of Western Australia, where the Blackwood River emerges into Flinders Bay. Get out of town with these interesting Augusta side-trips: Pemberton (D’Entrecasteaux National Park, Cowboy Up Trail Rides, & more). There's much more to do: Head underground at Jewel Cave, enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, look for gifts at Augusta X-treme Outdoor Sports and Camping, and go for a walk through Blackwood River Foreshore.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Augusta online itinerary planner .

Getting from Esperance to Augusta by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Augusta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pemberton, McLeod Creek Wines
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Gloucester Tree ©
Gloucester Tree

6
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.
Spend the 20th (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Grove Distillery & Brewery, kick back and relax at Surfers Point, and Head underground at Lake Cave.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River trip builder app .

Margaret River is very close to Augusta. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dunsborough.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Boranup, Surfers Point
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

5
nights
Dunsborough

Dunsborough ©
Dunsborough is a coastal town in the South West of Western Australia, 254km south of Perth on the shores of Geographe Bay.Dunsborough is a popular tourist destination for Western Australians; in 1999 it was voted the state's best tourist destination and in 2013 awarded the Top Tourism Award for Population Under 5,000. Dunsborough is known for historic sites, nature, beaches, breweries, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Meelup Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yallingup Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Sugarloaf Rock, and get in on the family fun at Yallingup Maze.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dunsborough trip planner .

You can drive from Margaret River to Dunsborough in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yallingup, Wilyabrup, Wise Wine
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Ngilgi Cave ©
Ngilgi Cave

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