29 days in Western Australia Itinerary

29 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Australia journey planner
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Margaret River
— 5 nights
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Perth
— 7 nights
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Albany
— 5 nights
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Esperance
— 6 nights
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Exmouth
— 5 nights
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Margaret River — 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Yallingup (Canal Rocks, Ngilgi Cave, &more), Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Dunsborough (Simmo's Icecreamery & Meelup Beach). Spend the 12th (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get engrossed in the history at Busselton Museum, do a tasting at Redgate Wines, and admire all the interesting features of Busselton Jetty.

To find ratings and tourist information, go to the Margaret River trip planner.

Melbourne to Margaret River is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Perth.
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Perth — 7 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Mandurah (Dolphin Quay, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more) and Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets). Dedicate the 23rd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park, find something for the whole family at Adventure World, and appreciate the history behind State War Memorial.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Perth trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Perth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Albany.
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Albany — 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock (in Porongurup National Park), Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park) and Denmark (Forest Hill Wines, Greens Pool, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, take some stellar pictures from Rotary Lookout Albany, stroll through Middleton Beach, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Albany day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Albany takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Perth in December; daily highs in Albany reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Esperance.
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Esperance — 6 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. Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Twilight Bay, identify plant and animal life at Thistle Cove, stroll through Lucky Bay, and take in the pleasant sights at The Esplanade.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Esperance online trip maker.

Getting from Albany to Esperance by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Esperance are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can fly to Exmouth.
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Exmouth — 5 nights

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 (Ningaloo Marine Park & Ningaloo Reef Dive). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, take in breathtaking views at Charles Knife Canyon, see the sky in a new way at The Mobile Observatory - Exmouth, and stroll through Tulki Beach.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Exmouth vacation planner.

You can fly from Esperance to Exmouth in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Esperance in January; daily highs in Exmouth reach 44°C and lows reach 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for home.
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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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