9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
1
Perth
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Geraldton
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Coral Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Tom Price
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Kalbarri
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Perth
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h 15​min
8
Rottnest Island
— 1 day
ferry:  1​h 15​min
End: Perth

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Perth

Perth
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Perth trip maker website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Perth. In October, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You will leave for Geraldton on the 29th (Mon).

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at HMAS Sydney II Memorial, get engrossed in the history at Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Town Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Francis Xavier Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Geraldton trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Geraldton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Geraldton sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Geraldton

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial
Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre ©
Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre
St Francis Xavier Cathedral ©
St Francis Xavier Cathedral

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Coral Bay

Coral Bay
Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at The Coral Bay Shark Nursery, then identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Marine Park, and then kick back and relax at Coral Bay Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Coral Bay trip maker tool .

Getting from Geraldton to Coral Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Exmouth.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): view the masterpieces at The Ningaloo Gallery, then kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tulki Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape of Shothole Canyon. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Exmouth sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Coral Bay to Exmouth in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tom Price.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay
Shark Diving
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

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nights
Tom Price

Tom Price ©
Tom Price, situated in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, is a mining town. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nameless and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Bruce. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Karijini National Park, then explore the stunning scenery at Hamersley Gorge, and then get great views at Oxer Lookout.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tom Price attractions tool .

You can drive from Exmouth to Tom Price in 7 hours. Another option is to fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Exmouth in November since evenings lows in Tom Price dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Tom Price

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Karijini National Park
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Karijini National Park ©
Karijini National Park
Mount Bruce ©
Mount Bruce
Hamersley Gorge ©
Hamersley Gorge

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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.
On the 4th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Rainbow Jungle, identify plant and animal life at Kalbarri Pelican Feeding, then kick back and relax at Chinaman's Beach, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kalbarri road trip planning site .

Drive from Tom Price to Kalbarri in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Perth.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Nature’s Window
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Nature’s Window ©
Nature’s Window
Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle

1
night
Perth

Perth
For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kalbarri to Perth takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for Rottnest Island on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:

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Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. On the 6th (Tue), kick back and relax at Salmon Bay and then stroll through Parakeet Bay.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rottnest Island travel itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Perth to Rottnest Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. In November in Rottnest Island, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry back home.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Parakeet Bay ©
Parakeet Bay
Salmon Bay ©
Salmon Bay

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