46 days in Western Australia Itinerary

46 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Perth
— 5 nights
2
Rottnest Island
— 6 nights
3
Margaret River
— 6 nights
4
Albany
— 6 nights
5
Esperance
— 6 nights
6
Exmouth
— 5 nights
7
Kalbarri
— 4 nights
8
Broome
— 3 nights

5
nights
Perth

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah), Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Zig Zag Scenic Drive (in Gooseberry Hill). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Adventure World, identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park, walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth road trip planning tool.

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 hours. While traveling from London, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Perth, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Adventure World, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Penguin Island, Scarborough Beach
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Adventure World ©
Adventure World
Swan River ©
Swan River

6
nights
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Rottnest Island is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Salmon Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Cape Vlamingh, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parakeet Bay, and look for all kinds of wild species at Fish Hook Bay.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rottnest Island route builder.

Traveling by ferry from Perth to Rottnest Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Parakeet Bay ©
Parakeet Bay
Ricey Beach ©
Ricey Beach
Little Armstrong Bay ©
Little Armstrong Bay

6
nights
Margaret River

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.
Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse), Cape Naturaliste (Sugarloaf Rock & Bunker Bay) and Yallingup (Canal Rocks, Ngilgi Cave, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Busselton Jetty, Head underground at Lake Cave, kick back and relax at Gnarabup Beach, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Rottnest Island to Margaret River in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Cape Naturaliste, Giants Cave, Island Brook Estate Winery
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 6:
Highlights from your plan
Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Kayaking & Canoeing
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park), Denmark (Anvil Beach, Greens Pool, &more) and Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Little Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Emu Point, hike along Ellen Cove Boardwalk, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Albany online travel route planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Cheynes Beach, Tree Top Walk, Bluff Knoll, Cosy Corner Beach
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

6
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. Esperance is known for nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Le Grand National Park, kick back and relax at Ten Mile Lagoon, stroll through Twilight Bay, and take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Drive.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Esperance route site.

Drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive

5
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Change things up with these side-trips from Exmouth: Coral Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Ningaloo Marine Park). There's lots more to do: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, stroll through Osprey Bay, identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Reef, and explore the stunning scenery at Charles Knife Canyon.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Exmouth trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Esperance to Exmouth takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Esperance in January; daily highs in Exmouth reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Coral Bay, Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

4
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.
Kalbarri is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Murchison River, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic natural features at Nature’s Window, and play a few rounds at Kalbarri Golf Club.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kalbarri online journey planner.

Getting from Exmouth to Kalbarri by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Zuytdorp Cliffs
Zuytdorp Cliffs
Off-Road Tours
Pot Alley Beach ©
Pot Alley Beach

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.
Broome is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Gantheaume Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and browse the exhibits of Short St Gallery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Broome online journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Kalbarri to Broome in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

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