46 days in Western Australia Itinerary

46 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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46 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 5 nights
train + ferry:  1​h 15​min
2
Rottnest Island
— 6 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Margaret River
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Albany
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Esperance
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Exmouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
7
Kalbarri
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h
8
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: London

5
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Zig Zag Scenic Drive (in Gooseberry Hill), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, explore the activities along Swan River, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Perth online trip maker .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 8 hours. When traveling from London in December, plan for much hotter days in Perth, with highs around 35°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Zig Zag Scenic Drive, Adventure World Perth Australia, Scarborough Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Caversham Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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, historic sites, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at West End, explore the activities along Little Parakeet Bay, kick back and relax at Ricey Beach, and head outdoors with Little Armstrong Bay.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rottnest Island trip app .

Getting from Perth to Rottnest Island by combination of train and ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Rottnest Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Parakeet Bay ©
Parakeet Bay
The Basin ©
The Basin
Little Parakeet Bay ©
Little Parakeet 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse), Yallingup (Canal Rocks, Ngilgi Cave, & more) and Cape Naturaliste (Sugarloaf Rock & Bunker Bay). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, and stroll through Surfers Point.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Margaret River travel planning website .

Getting from Rottnest Island to Margaret River by combination of ferry and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Cape Naturaliste, Augusta, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Cape Grace Wines
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 6:
Highlights from your plan
Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Denmark (Anvil Beach, Greens Pool, & more), Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park) and Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach, trek along Tree Top Walk, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Albany trip 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 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Cheynes Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Bluff Knoll, Tree Top Walk
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

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, historic sites, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Cape Le Grand National Park, kick back and relax at Ten Mile Lagoon, look for all kinds of wild species at Thistle Cove, and stroll through Blue Haven Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Esperance trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Albany to Esperance takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Esperance are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can 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. Get out of town with these interesting Exmouth side-trips: Coral Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Ningaloo Marine Park). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Muiron Islands, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and explore the stunning scenery at Charles Knife Canyon.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Exmouth trip maker site .

You can fly from Esperance to Exmouth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Esperance in January, with highs in Exmouth at 44°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can 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, wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, explore the striking landscape at Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs, contemplate the waterfront views at Murchison River, and stroll through Pot Alley Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Kalbarri online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Exmouth to Kalbarri in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time 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
Pot Alley Beach ©
Pot Alley Beach
Off-Road Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

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, nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Broome Bird Observatory, and stroll through Roebuck Bay.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Broome online route planner .

Getting from Kalbarri to Broome by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in January, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can 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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