27 days in Western Australia Itinerary

27 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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27 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Exeter
Train + Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Perth
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Cervantes
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Albany
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Esperance
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  7 h 15 min
6
Coral Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Exmouth
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Train:  30 h
End: Exeter

4
nights
Perth

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Visit Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Caversham Wildlife Park. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to WA Maritime Museum (in Fremantle), Zig Zag Scenic Drive (in Gooseberry Hill) and Penguin Island (in Rockingham). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Swan River, look for all kinds of wild species at Matilda Bay Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and stroll through Cottesloe Beach.

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Exeter, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Exeter to Perth is 8 hours. January in Perth sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cervantes.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Penguin Island, Zig Zag Scenic Drive, Matilda Bay Reserve, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

3
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. Take a break from the city and head to The Pinnacles Desert and Nambung National Park. Step out of Cervantes to go to Badgingarra and see Badgingarra National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, don't miss a visit to Emu Downs Wind Farm, view the masterpieces at Sea Spray Art by Kiera (Glow in the dark gallery), and enjoy the sand and surf at Hangover Bay.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cervantes travel planner.

You can drive from Perth to Cervantes in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Cervantes

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Jurien Bay, Badgingarra National Park
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The Pinnacles Desert ©
The Pinnacles Desert
Fishing Charters & Tours
Nambung National Park ©
Nambung National Park

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Cape Grace Wines. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Cave and Mammoth Cave. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough), Yallingup (Canal Rocks & Ngilgi Cave) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, explore the activities along Bunker Bay, stroll through Hamelin Bay, and take in the waterfront at Busselton Jetty.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River travel planner .

Getting from Cervantes to Margaret River by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Augusta, Yallingup, Cowaramup, Bunker Bay, Island Brook Estate Winery
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

4
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Step out of the city life by going to Greens Pool and Waychinicup National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Walpole (Mandalay Beach & Tree Top Walk) and Elephant Rocks (in Denmark). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cable Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and contemplate the long history of The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Albany day trip website .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. January in Albany sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Walpole, Waychinicup National Park
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

4
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. Get in touch with nature at Cape Le Grand National Park and Twilight Bay. Anything & Everything Esperance and Esperance Stonehenge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Great Ocean Drive, make a trip to Ten Mile Lagoon Wind Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Hellfire Bay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Haven Beach.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Esperance day trip planning tool .

Getting from Albany to Esperance by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive

1
night
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Marine Park and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at The Coral Bay Shark Nursery and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Coral Bay trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Esperance to Coral Bay in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Exmouth.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ningaloo Marine Park ©
Ningaloo Marine Park

3
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Potshot Memorial and The Ningaloo Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Turquoise Bay and Ningaloo Reef. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Wobiri Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, and explore the striking landscape of Mandu Mandu Gorge.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Exmouth trip planning app .

Getting from Coral Bay to Exmouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Exmouth sees daily highs of 44°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area

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