53 days in Western Australia Itinerary

53 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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53 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Esperance
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Exmouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Karijini National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  20​h 30​min
4
Purnululu National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
5
Broome
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Geraldton
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Cervantes
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Wyalkatchem
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Perth
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Margaret River
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Albany
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Melbourne

5
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: kick back and relax at Cape Le Grand National Park, identify plant and animal life at Thistle Cove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Haven Beach, and cruise along Great Ocean Drive.

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

Melbourne to Esperance is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Esperance due to the time zone difference. October in Esperance sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 14:
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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Exmouth: Coral Bay (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Ningaloo Marine Park). There's lots more to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, pause for some photo ops at Potshot Memorial, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wobiri Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Exmouth tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Esperance to Exmouth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Esperance in October: high temperatures in Exmouth hover around 39°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Karijini National Park.

Things to do in Exmouth

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Coral Bay, Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 19:
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park ©
Go for a jaunt from Karijini National Park to Tom Price to see Mount Nameless about 58 minutes away.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Karijini National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Exmouth to Karijini National Park in 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in October, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Purnululu National Park.

Things to do in Karijini National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Mount Nameless
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:
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Karijini National Park ©
Karijini National Park
Dales Gorge Campground ©
Dales Gorge Campground
Hancock Gorge ©
Hancock Gorge

1
night
Purnululu National Park

Purnululu National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Purnululu National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Bungle Bungle Range, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bungle Bungles Range.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Purnululu National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Karijini National Park to Purnululu National Park in 20.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Purnululu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Purnululu National Park ©
Purnululu National Park

5
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, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park, and get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Broome trip planner .

You can drive from Purnululu National Park to Broome in 11.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geraldton: Kalbarri (Off-Road Tours, Rainbow Jungle, & more). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of HMAS Sydney II Memorial, view the masterpieces at Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, explore the striking landscape at Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Geraldton.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Geraldton tour site .

You can fly from Broome to Geraldton in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Broome in October: highs in Geraldton hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Cervantes.

Things to do in Geraldton

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kalbarri, Kalbarri National Park, Abrolhos Islands
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle
HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial
Off-Road Tours

3
nights
Cervantes

Cervantes ©
Cervantes is a town in Western Australia off Indian Ocean Drive about 198km north-north-west of the state capital, Perth in the Shire of Dandaragan local government area. Explore Cervantes' surroundings by going to Back Beach (in Lancelin) and Hi Vallee Farm (in Warradarge). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Pinnacles Desert, explore the striking landscape of Nambung National Park, make a trip to Emu Downs Wind Farm, and kick back and relax at Hangover Bay.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cervantes road trip planning site .

Drive from Geraldton to Cervantes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Wyalkatchem.

Things to do in Cervantes

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Jurien Bay, Back Beach, Hi Vallee Farm
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
The Pinnacles Desert ©
The Pinnacles Desert
Nambung National Park ©
Nambung National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Wyalkatchem

Wyalkatchem ©
Wyalkatchem townsite is located in the central agricultural region, 192km east-north-east of Perth and 35km east of Dowerin. Venture out of the city with trips to Slater Homestead (in Goomalling), Bruce Rock (Kokerbin Rock & Bruce Rock Mosaic Pathway) and Merredin (Merredin Railway Museum & Merredin Military Museum). There's much more to do: head outdoors with West Moto Park, identify plant and animal life at Tin Dog Creek Reserve, get engrossed in the history at Hood Penn Museum, and learn about all things military at Nungarin Heritage Machinery and Army Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Wyalkatchem visit website .

Getting from Cervantes to Wyalkatchem by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Wyalkatchem

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Merredin, Bruce Rock, Nungarin Heritage Machinery and Army Museum, Hood Penn Museum, Tin Dog Creek Reserve
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
West Moto Park ©
West Moto Park
Slater Homestead ©
Slater Homestead
Merredin Military Museum ©
Merredin Military Museum

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Fremantle (Fremantle Prison, Fremantle Markets, & more). There's much more to do: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, meet the residents at Perth Zoo, and steep yourself in history at The Bell Tower.

Plan a trip to Perth easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Wyalkatchem to Perth by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Perth are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Perth Zoo, Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave), Busselton (Busselton Jetty & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). The adventure continues: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, contemplate the waterfront views at Bunker Bay, explore the striking landscape at Canal Rocks, and admire all the interesting features of Caves Road.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read Margaret River trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Cowaramup, Meelup Beach, Busselton Jetty
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Beer Tastings & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Denmark (Greens Pool, Forest Hill Vineyard, & more), Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park) and The Denmark Heritage Cider Company (in Scotsdale). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm, take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany online tour itinerary 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. In November, daytime highs in Albany are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Walpole, Bluff Knoll
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

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