51 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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Broome
— 6 nights
Fly to Geraldton, Bus to Kalbarri
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Kalbarri
— 6 nights
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Coral Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Exmouth
— 6 nights
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Esperance
— 7 nights
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Albany
— 8 nights
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Margaret River
— 7 nights
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Perth
— 8 nights
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Broome — 6 nights

Yawuru Country

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 wildlife, beaches, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, cast your line with a fishing tour, view the masterpieces at Black Stump Gallery, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Broome route builder website.

Cairns to Broome is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairns to Broome due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kalbarri.
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Kalbarri — 6 nights

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 out of town with these interesting Kalbarri side-trips: Northampton Family Store (in Northampton) and Ninghan Park Farm (in Bowes). There's lots more to do: get great views at Red Bluff, kick back and relax at Pot Alley Beach, explore the striking landscape of Kalbarri Skywalk, and explore the striking landscape at Nature’s Window.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalbarri tour itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Kalbarri in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coral Bay.
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Coral Bay — 2 nights

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Marine Park and then identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Reef Dive. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at The Coral Bay Shark Nursery and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Indiblu Day Spa.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Coral Bay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kalbarri to Coral Bay takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Exmouth.
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Exmouth — 6 nights

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Exmouth is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, explore the stunning scenery at Charles Knife Canyon, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Exmouth visit website.

Traveling by car from Coral Bay to Exmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Esperance.
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Esperance — 7 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 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Twilight Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at West Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Frenchman's Peak, and look for all kinds of wild species at Thistle Cove.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Esperance trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Exmouth to Esperance by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Exmouth in January, expect Esperance to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Albany.
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Albany — 8 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Denmark (Elephant Rocks, Greens Pool, &more), Stirling Range National Park (Toolbrunup Peak & Bluff Knoll) and Walpole (Petrichor Gallery, Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, stroll through Emu Point, and examine the collection at National Anzac Centre.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany trip planner.

You can drive from Esperance to Albany in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Esperance in January, plan for slightly colder days in Albany, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.
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Margaret River — 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave, Yallingup Beach, &more), Sugarloaf Rock (in Cape Naturaliste) and Dunsborough (Geographe Bay & Meelup Beach). Spend the 10th (Sat) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, Head underground at Jewel Cave, take in the waterfront at Busselton Jetty, and explore and take pictures at Caves Road.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Albany to Margaret River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Perth.
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Perth — 8 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: Fremantle (Fremantle Markets & Fremantle Prison), Mandurah (Mandurah War Memorial, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more) and Old Young's (in Henley Brook). Dedicate the 15th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial, stroll through Cottesloe Beach, and explore the activities along Swan River.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Perth online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Margaret River to Perth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Perth sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back 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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