18 days in Western Australia Itinerary

18 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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Perth
— 3 nights
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Margaret River
— 4 nights
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Albany
— 2 nights
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Coral Bay
— 1 night
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Exmouth
— 4 nights
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Broome
— 3 nights
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Perth

— 3 nights

City of Light

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 Fremantle (Fremantle Markets & Fremantle Prison). Dedicate the 28th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind Firefighters' Memorial Grove, take some stellar pictures from Bilya Kard Boodja Lookout, and take in the views from Elizabeth Quay.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Perth vacation maker website.

Brisbane to Perth is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Perth, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

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Margaret River

— 4 nights
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) and Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup). Spend the 30th (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. On the 31st (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and do a tasting at Island Brook Estate Winery.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

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Albany

— 2 nights
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), contemplate the long history of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, see some colorful creatures with South Coast Diving Supplies, then take some stellar pictures from Convoy Lookout, then see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and finally get great views at Rotary Lookout Albany. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, and then make a trip to Chainsaw Sculpture Drive.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Albany road trip website.

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Albany sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Coral Bay

— 1 night
Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll through Ningaloo Marine Park and then identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Reef Dive.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Coral Bay journey tool.

You can fly from Albany to Coral Bay in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Exmouth.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Exmouth

— 4 nights
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Exmouth is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, explore the activities along Yardie Creek, explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Exmouth trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Coral Bay to Exmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Broome

— 3 nights

Yawuru Country

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, and examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre Broome.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Broome road trip planning tool.

Getting from Exmouth to Broome by combination of car and flight takes about 14 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Exmouth in June; daily highs in Broome reach 35°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Broome

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Western Australia travel guide

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Western Australia's almost 12,000 km (7,450 mi) of coastline is broken up only by oasis-like towns and cities. Most of the state, however, is an arid region of mostly uninhabited, infertile land with an untamed physical aesthetic. The harsh climate cultivates a laid-back lifestyle centered on the coast’s shaded enclaves and picturesque beaches. Australia’s largest state, with an area of 2.65 million sq km (1 million sq mi), Western Australia contains over a third of the country’s landmass but just 11 percent of its population.