26 days in Western Australia Itinerary

26 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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26 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Darwin
Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Kununurra
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
2
Broome
— 4 nights
Drive:  15​h 45​min
3
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  13​h 15​min
4
Perth
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Albany
— 3 nights
7
Esperance
— 2 nights
Drive:  24​h
End: Adelaide

2
nights
Kununurra

Kununurra ©
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the activities along Ord River, view the masterpieces at Zebra Rock Gallery, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Questro Wilderness Park, and finally stop by The Sandalwood Factory. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mirima National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kununurra holiday planner .

Darwin to Kununurra is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Darwin in May since evenings lows in Kununurra dip to 20°C. On the 14th (Tue), you're off toBroome.

Things to do in Kununurra

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Mirima National Park ©
Mirima National Park
Zebra Rock Gallery ©
Zebra Rock Gallery

4
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Courthouse Collection and Yane Sotiroski Photography Gallery. Head to Broome Gallery and Short St Galleryfor some retail therapy. Spend the 16th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: stroll through Cable Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Broome trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Kununurra to Broome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. You'll explore and learn at The Ningaloo Gallery and Ningaloo Centre. Visit Turquoise Bay and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef, and explore the activities along Yardie Creek.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Exmouth online journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Broome to Exmouth in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Broome in May; daily highs in Exmouth reach 33°C and lows reach 18°C. You'll set off for Perth on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Get outdoors at Cottesloe Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Museum-lovers will get to explore Fremantle Prison and Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle Markets (in Fremantle) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, tour the pleasant surroundings at Perth Zoo, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay.

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Getting from Exmouth to Perth by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Exmouth in May, with highs in Perth at 25°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Perth Zoo, Scarborough Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 outdoors at Lake Cave and Meelup Beach. Appreciate the collections at JahRoc Galleries and Holmes a Court Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: The Studio Gallery (in Yallingup), Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (in Augusta) and Featured Wood Gallery & Museum (in Australind). The adventure continues: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, savor the flavors at Bunbury Farmers Market, and admire the natural beauty at Swallows Welcome Art Studio.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Margaret River trip planner .

You can drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Swallows Welcome Art Studio, The Studio Gallery, Featured Wood Gallery & Museum, Meelup Beach, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
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Food Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Greens Pool and The Gap and Natural Bridge. National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station will appeal to museum buffs. Spend the 1st (Sat) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Blush Retail Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, and steep yourself in history at The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum.

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

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

2
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. On the 3rd (Mon), take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Drive, then contemplate the long history of Esperance Stonehenge, then identify plant and animal life at Lake Monjingup Conservation and Recreation Area, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Cindy Poole Glass Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Twilight Bay and then examine the collection at Esperance Museum.

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Getting from Albany to Esperance by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive
Esperance Museum ©
Esperance Museum

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