48 days in Western Australia Itinerary

48 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Australia trip planner
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Perth
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Lancelin
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Geraldton
— 1 night
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Kalbarri
— 3 nights
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Monkey Mia
— 3 nights
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Exmouth
— 3 nights
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Karratha
— 4 nights
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Broome
— 5 nights
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Marble Bar
— 1 night
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Karijini National Park
— 4 nights
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Tom Price
— 3 nights
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Newman
— 3 nights
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Meekatharra
— 1 night
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Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 5 nights
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Esperance
— 2 nights
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Albany
— 2 nights
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Margaret River
— 3 nights
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Dunsborough
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Perth

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.
For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Perth driving holiday tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Perth. September in Perth sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 1st (Thu), you're off to Lancelin.
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Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:

Lancelin

Lancelin is a small fishing and tourist town 127 km north of Perth, Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Back Beach, then see the vivid underwater world at Lancelin Island, and then get great views at Nilgen Lookout.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lancelin trip maker website.

You can drive from Perth to Lancelin in 1.5 hours. September in Lancelin sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Geraldton.
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Geraldton — 1 night

Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Geraldton road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lancelin to Geraldton takes 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off to Kalbarri.
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Kalbarri — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at The Loop and Z Bend Gorge, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, identify plant and animal life at Kalbarri Wilderness Cruises, and explore the striking landscape at Nature’s Window.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kalbarri trip app.

You can drive from Geraldton to Kalbarri in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Monkey Mia.
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Monkey Mia — 3 nights

Monkey Mia is a popular tourist destination located about 900 km north of Perth, Western Australia. Step out of Monkey Mia with an excursion to Hamelin Pool Telegraph Station in Hamelin Pool--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with Perfect Nature Cruises and identify plant and animal life at Monkey Mia Reserve.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Monkey Mia travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kalbarri to Monkey Mia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Exmouth.
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Exmouth — 3 nights

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Exmouth is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, take in breathtaking views at Charles Knife Canyon, see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Reef.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Exmouth online day trip planner.

You can drive from Monkey Mia to Exmouth in 7.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Karratha.
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Karratha — 4 nights

Karratha is a city in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, adjoining the port of Dampier. Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Murujuga National Park. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Millstream-Chichester National Park. The adventure continues: get great views at Staircase To The Moon, get a new perspective on things with Pilbara Dive and Tours, take in the waterfront at Dampier Port, and examine the collection at North West Shelf Visitor Centre.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Karratha online trip builder.

Getting from Exmouth to Karratha by car takes about 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Broome.
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Broome — 5 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 wildlife, beaches, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, don't miss a visit to Buddha Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre Broome, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Broome driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Karratha to Broome takes 8.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marble Bar.
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Marble Bar — 1 night

Marble Bar is a town and rock formation in the Pilbara region of north-western Western Australia. On the 20th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Carawine Gorge.

Plan trip to Marble Bar with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Broome to Marble Bar in 6.5 hours. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Karijini National Park.
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Karijini National Park — 4 nights

Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Karijini National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Karijini National Park trip planner.

Getting from Marble Bar to Karijini National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will leave for Tom Price on the 25th (Sun).
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Tom Price — 3 nights

Tom Price, situated in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, is a mining town. Tom Price is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nameless.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tom Price tour planner.

Traveling by car from Karijini National Park to Tom Price takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Tom Price are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 28th (Wed), you're off to Newman.
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
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Newman — 3 nights

Newman, originally named Mount Newman until 1981, is a town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Newman is known for sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Radio Hill Lookout.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Newman journey planner.

You can drive from Tom Price to Newman in 3 hours. September in Newman sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 1st (Sat), you're off to Meekatharra.
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Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
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Meekatharra — 1 night

Plan trip to Meekatharra with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Newman to Meekatharra takes 4 hours. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off to Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
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Kalgoorlie-Boulder — 5 nights

Kalgoorlie, part of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, is a city in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, Australia, located 595km east-northeast of Perth at the end of the Great Eastern Highway. Step out of Kalgoorlie-Boulder to go to Coolgardie and see Goldfields Exhibition Museum, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: go deep underground at The Superpit, walk around Karlkurla Bushland Park, let the kids burn off some steam at Hammond Park, and examine the collection at Museum of the Goldfields.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kalgoorlie-Boulder vacation website.

Getting from Meekatharra to Kalgoorlie-Boulder by car takes about 10 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Esperance.
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Esperance — 2 nights

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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): look for gifts at Mermaid Leather, then enjoy the sand and surf at Twilight Bay, and then explore and take pictures at Great Ocean Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Le Grand National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Esperance trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Esperance in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kalgoorlie-Boulder in October, things will get little chillier in Esperance: highs are around 26°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Albany.
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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 9th (Sun), examine the collection at National Anzac Centre and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, then explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and then take some stellar pictures from Sharp Point.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Albany trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Esperance to Albany in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Esperance, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Albany, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.
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Margaret River — 3 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, &more). There's much more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, look for gifts at The Margaret River Chocolate Co, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River itinerary planning site.

Getting from Albany to Margaret River by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dunsborough.
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Dunsborough — 4 nights

Dunsborough is a coastal town in the South West of Western Australia, 254km south of Perth on the shores of Geographe Bay.Dunsborough is a popular tourist destination for Western Australians; in 1999 it was voted the state's best tourist destination and in 2013 awarded the Top Tourism Award for Population Under 5,000. Dunsborough is known for historic sites, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with All Sea Charters, explore the fascinating underground world of Ngilgi Cave, identify plant and animal life at Cape Naturaliste Walking Trails, and learn about winemaking at Island Brook Estate Winery.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Dunsborough trip itinerary app.

Getting from Margaret River to Dunsborough by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus.
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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.
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