48 days in Western Australia Itinerary

48 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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48 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Margaret River
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Albany
— 7 nights
4
Esperance
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Exmouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
6
Kalbarri
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Geraldton
— 4 nights
8
Broome
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  25​h
End: Bristol

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.
Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint will appeal to history buffs. Visit Rockingham Beach and City Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Fremantle (South Beach Recreation Reserve & The Fremantle Round House) and Mullaloo Beach (in Mullaloo). On the 11th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Matilda Bay Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Trigg Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wesley Church Fremantle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Perth route tool .

Bristol, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is 8 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Matilda Bay Reserve, City Beach, Mullaloo Beach, Rockingham Beach
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 14:
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
Mullaloo Beach ©
Mullaloo Beach

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.
Get outdoors at Surfers Point and Yallingup Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Gnarabup Beach and Canal Rocks. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay), Injidup Beach (in Yallingup) and Happs Winery and Cellar Door (in Quindalup). The adventure continues: stroll through Hamelin Bay, identify plant and animal life at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Cowaramup Bay, and indulge your taste buds at Margaret River Venison Farm.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Perth to Margaret River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Dunsborough, Yallingup, Cowaramup Bay, Surfers Point
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 20:
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Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach

7
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.
Get in touch with nature at Emu Point and Little Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Middleton Beach and Bluff Knoll. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup), Denmark (Singlefile Wines, Elephant Rocks, & more) and Lowlands Beach (in Lowlands). Spend the 25th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Tingle Tree, kick back and relax at Nanarup Beach, stroll through Cheynes Beach, and admire all the interesting features of Replica of the Brig Amity.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Albany trip builder .

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. April in Albany sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Cosy Corner Beach, Cheynes Beach, Nanarup Beach, Lowlands Beach
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 27:
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Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cosy Corner Beach ©
Cosy Corner Beach

7
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 Museum and Esperance Stonehenge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Twilight Bay and Great Ocean Drive. Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Lucky Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rotary Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Thistle Cove.

Before you visit Esperance, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Albany to Esperance takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove

5
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Turquoise Bay and Osprey Bay. Visiting Shark Diving and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area will get you outdoors. Step out of Exmouth to go to Coral Bay and see Ningaloo Marine Park, which is approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Yardie Creek, take in the exciting artwork at The Ningaloo Gallery, explore the stunning scenery at Charles Knife Canyon, and choose your vessel at Ningaloo Car & Boat Hire.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Exmouth trip builder website .

You can fly from Esperance to Exmouth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Esperance in May, expect Exmouth to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ningaloo Marine Park, Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay May 4 — 10:
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Shark Diving
Charles Knife Canyon ©
Charles Knife Canyon
Turquoise Bay ©
Turquoise Bay

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Rainbow Jungle and Nature’s Window. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Murchison River, explore the striking landscape at Zuytdorp Cliffs, look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Holes, and kick back and relax at Pot Alley Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kalbarri trip planner .

Traveling by car from Exmouth to Kalbarri takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Geraldton.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
Find places to stay May 10 — 15:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle
Nature’s Window ©
Nature’s Window

4
nights
Geraldton

Geraldton ©
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. Escape the urban bustle at South Beach and Town Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground and Back Beach. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Geraldton, identify plant and animal life at Waminda Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the exciting artwork at Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Francis Xavier Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Geraldton tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kalbarri to Geraldton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Geraldton

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Greenough, Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground, South Beach
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Greenough Museum & Gardens ©
Greenough Museum & Gardens
Museum of Geraldton ©
Museum of Geraldton

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Japanese Cemetery and Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cable Beach will get you outdoors. Spend the 24th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Roebuck Bay, view the masterpieces at The Courthouse Collection, see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Diocese of Broome.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Broome online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Geraldton to Broome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Geraldton in May, with highs in Broome at 38°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay May 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach

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