44 days in Western Australia Itinerary

44 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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44 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly:  27 h
1
Perth
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Margaret River
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Albany
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Esperance
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
5
Exmouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Coral Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
7
Kalbarri
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  8 h
8
Broome
— 4 nights
Fly:  36 h
End: Reykjavik

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets). There's much more to do: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth online trip itinerary maker .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Perth is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Reykjavik to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Reykjavik in January, expect Perth to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Scarborough, Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, Perth Zoo
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 24:
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave, Yallingup Beach, &more), Dunsborough (Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse & Meelup Beach) and Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate the waterfront views at Bunker Bay, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Margaret River day trip planning website .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Yallingup, Cowaramup, Dunsborough, Augusta, Busselton Jetty
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 30:
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park), Cosy Corner Beach (in Kronkup) and Denmark (Rising Star Winery, Greens Pool, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, kick back and relax at Goode Beach, don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm, and stroll through Middleton Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany driving holiday app .

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 January, daytime highs in Albany are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Cheynes Beach, Bluff Knoll, Cosy Corner Beach
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 5:
Highlights from your plan
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

6
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Cape Le Grand National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lucky Bay, kick back and relax at Thistle Cove, and admire all the interesting features of Great Ocean Drive.

To see other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Esperance trip planner.

You can drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Esperance are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 11:
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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. Exmouth is known for wildlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay, stop by Exmouth Tackle & Camping Supplies, meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area.

For reviews, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Exmouth visit planning 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 February, expect Exmouth to be a bit warmer, temps between 44°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area ©
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area

2
nights
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. On the 17th (Mon), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at The Coral Bay Shark Nursery and then identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Marine Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Coral Bay trip planner.

Drive from Exmouth to Coral Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ningaloo Marine Park ©
Ningaloo Marine Park

5
nights
Kalbarri

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.
Kalbarri is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pot Alley Beach, explore the striking landscape at Nature’s Window, and contemplate the waterfront views at Murchison River.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kalbarri trip planner.

You can drive from Coral Bay to Kalbarri in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Zuytdorp Cliffs
Zuytdorp Cliffs
Off-Road Tours
Pot Alley Beach ©
Pot Alley Beach

4
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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Cable Beach, look for gifts at Uniquely Broome, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Broome journey website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kalbarri to Broome takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

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