18 days in Western Australia Itinerary

18 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Australia tour planner

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Broome
— 3 nights
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Port Hedland
— 1 night
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Karijini National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Exmouth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coral Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carnarvon
— 1 night
Drive
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Monkey Mia
— 1 night
Drive
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Geraldton
— 1 night
Drive
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Cervantes
— 1 night
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Perth
— 2 nights

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Broome

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cable Beach and Gantheaume Point. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park, don't miss a visit to Buddha Sanctuary, and take in the exciting artwork at The Courthouse Collection.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Broome trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Broome. In May in Broome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Hedland.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Port Hedland

— 1 night
Port Hedland is the second largest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, with an estimated urban population of 15,191, including the satellite town of South Hedland, 18 km away. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery, then kick back and relax at Pretty Pool, and then make a trip to Koombana Lookout Port Hedland.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Hedland road trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Broome to Port Hedland. In May, daily temperatures in Port Hedland can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Karijini National Park.

Things to do in Port Hedland

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Karijini National Park

— 2 nights
Get in touch with nature at Karijini National Park and Hancock Gorge.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Karijini National Park sightseeing planning site.

You can drive from Port Hedland to Karijini National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Port Hedland, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Karijini National Park, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Karijini National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

Exmouth

— 2 nights
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Visit Turquoise Bay and Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Shark Diving and Ningaloo Reef. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to Mildura Wreck, contemplate the waterfront views at Yardie Creek, and see the vivid underwater world at Navy Pier Exmouth.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Exmouth trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Karijini National Park to Exmouth takes 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Coral Bay

— 2 nights
Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at The Coral Bay Shark Nursery, stroll through Ningaloo Marine Park, then discover the deep blue sea with Ningaloo Reef Dive, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Indiblu Day Spa.

Plan my day in Coral Bay using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Exmouth to Coral Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll set off for Carnarvon on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Coral Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Carnarvon

— 1 night
Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Carnarvon online day trip planner.

You can drive from Coral Bay to Carnarvon in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Carnarvon can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll set off for Monkey Mia on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Carnarvon

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Monkey Mia

— 1 night
Monkey Mia is a popular tourist destination located about 900 km north of Perth, Western Australia. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with Perfect Nature Cruises and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Mia Reserve.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Monkey Mia trip maker website.

You can drive from Carnarvon to Monkey Mia in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Monkey Mia

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Geraldton

— 1 night
Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stroll through Back Beach, then kick back and relax at Town Beach, then see what you can catch with Eco Abrolhos Cruises, and finally learn about all things military at HMAS Sydney II Memorial.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Geraldton tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Monkey Mia to Geraldton in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daytime highs in Geraldton are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Cervantes.

Things to do in Geraldton

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Cervantes

— 1 night
Cervantes is a town in Western Australia off Indian Ocean Drive about 198km north-north-west of the state capital, Perth in the Shire of Dandaragan local government area. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Thetis, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hangover Bay, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Pinnacles Desert.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cervantes trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Geraldton to Cervantes in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Perth.

Things to do in Cervantes

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Perth

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Caversham Wildlife Park, and then walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Perth trip planner.

Drive from Cervantes to Perth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Perth are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature

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.