18 days in Western Australia Itinerary

18 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Wyalkatchem
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
3
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
6
Denham
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 45 min
7
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Dubai

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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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Perth Zoo and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Take a break from Perth with a short trip to The Fremantle Round House in Fremantle, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, stroll through Cottesloe Beach, explore the activities along Swan River, and appreciate the history behind The Bell Tower.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Perth online route planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Perth is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Perth. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Perth to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Wyalkatchem.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, The Fremantle Round House, Cottesloe Beach, Perth Zoo
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Swan River ©
Swan River

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Wyalkatchem

Wyalkatchem ©
Wyalkatchem townsite is located in the central agricultural region, 192km east-north-east of Perth and 35km east of Dowerin. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Wyalkatchem CBH Agricultural Museum and then get outside with West Moto Park.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Wyalkatchem vacation planner.

Getting from Perth to Wyalkatchem by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Wyalkatchem

Outdoors Adventure Parks
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West Moto Park ©
West Moto Park

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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.
Attractions like Meelup Beach and Sunflowers Animal Farm make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Margaret River with a short trip to Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse in Dunsborough, about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, let the kids burn off some steam at Margaret River Rotary Park, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and learn about winemaking at Island Brook Estate Winery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River online road trip planner .

You can drive from Wyalkatchem to Margaret River in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Cape Grace Wines, Giants Cave, Island Brook Estate Winery, Busselton Jetty
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach

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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.
Bring the kids along to Greens Pool and Little Beach. Take a break from Albany with a short trip to Harewood Forest in Denmark, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Rotary Lookout Albany, enjoy the sand and surf at Emu Point, and stroll through Middleton Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany trip maker site .

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Denmark
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

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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.
Attractions like Cable Beach and Aqua Broome make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Roebuck Bay, see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre Broome, and explore and take pictures at Gantheaume Point.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Broome trip planner.

Getting from Albany to Broome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Albany in August, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Broome: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Denham.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

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Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): kick back and relax at Shell Beach, then categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Ocean Park Aquarium, and then go for a stroll along the water at Shark Bay.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Denham online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Broome to Denham in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Exmouth.

Things to do in Denham

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach
Ocean Park Aquarium ©
Ocean Park Aquarium

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Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): kick back and relax at Bundegi Beach and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. On the next day, see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Turquoise Bay, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Exmouth day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Denham to Exmouth takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Exmouth can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area

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