15 days in Western Australia Itinerary

15 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Australia trip planner

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Broome
— 1 night
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Denham
— 2 nights
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Coral Bay
— 1 night
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Exmouth
— 2 nights
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Albany
— 1 night
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Margaret River
— 3 nights
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Perth
— 4 nights
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Broome

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Broome trip planner.

Sydney to Broome is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Broome hover around 38°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Denham.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Denham

— 2 nights
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Shark Bay, then take some stellar pictures from Eagle Bluff, and then kick back and relax at Shell Beach. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Ocean Park Aquarium and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Shark Bay Dive & Marine Safaris.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Denham road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Broome to Denham in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Denham

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Beaches

Coral Bay

— 1 night
Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): kick back and relax at The Coral Bay Shark Nursery and then stroll through Ningaloo Marine Park.

Discover how to plan a Coral Bay trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Denham to Coral Bay takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Exmouth.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Exmouth

— 2 nights
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef, then enjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yardie Creek. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Exmouth route maker site.

Traveling by car from Coral Bay to Exmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Exmouth are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Albany.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Albany

— 1 night
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.
On the 7th (Mon), see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, get great views at Rotary Lookout Albany, then explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Albany trip site.

You can fly from Exmouth to Albany in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Exmouth in June, expect Albany to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Margaret River

— 3 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.
Step out of Margaret River to go to Yallingup and see Ngilgi Cave, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Tue) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. On the 9th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and shop like a local with Margaret River Chocolate Company.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Margaret River trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Perth

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle (about 32 minutes away). Dedicate the 13th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at St Brigid's Church, explore the activities along Swan River, and trek along Jacob's Ladder.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Perth sightseeing planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Western Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Parks · Geologic Formations
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.