27 days in Western Australia Itinerary

27 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Australia tour planner

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Perth
— 1 night
Drive
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Yanchep
Drive
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Cervantes
Drive
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Geraldton
— 1 night
Drive
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Northampton
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalbarri
— 1 night
Drive
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Monkey Mia
— 1 night
Drive
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Denham
— 1 night
Fly
9
Carnarvon
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Coral Bay
— 1 night
Drive
11
Exmouth
— 3 nights
Drive
12
Karijini National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Hedland
— 3 nights
Fly
14
Broome
— 1 night
Drive
15
Newman
Fly
16
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly
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Coral Bay
— 2 nights
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Perth

— 1 night

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.
To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth road trip planning app.

Noumea, New Caledonia to Perth is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Noumea to Perth due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Perth are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 8th (Sun), you're off to Yanchep.

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Yanchep

Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Yanchep National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yanchep trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Perth to Yanchep by car takes about an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for Cervantes.
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Cervantes

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. You've now added The Pinnacles Desert to your itinerary. On the 8th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at The Pinnacles Desert and then hike along Turquoise Way Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cervantes route planner.

Drive from Yanchep to Cervantes in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Geraldton.

Things to do in Cervantes

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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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 9th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre, identify plant and animal life at Greenough Wildlife & Bird Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Geraldton day trip tool.

Getting from Cervantes to Geraldton by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Northampton.

Things to do in Geraldton

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Northampton

— 1 night
Northampton is a town 52km north of Geraldton, in the Mid West region of Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): go for a walk through Elbenjo animal sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Northampton tour itinerary builder app.

Drive from Geraldton to Northampton in an hour. In March in Northampton, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kalbarri.

Kalbarri

— 1 night
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Red Bluff, Hutt Lagoon, Nature’s Window, and other attractions. On the 10th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Kalbarri Pelican Feeding, stroll through Mushroom Rock Walk Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Nature’s Window, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pot Alley Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Hutt Lagoon. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, get great views at Red Bluff, then explore the striking landscape at Eagle Gorge, and finally take a memorable tour with Kalbarri Sandboarding.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kalbarri day trip planner.

You can drive from Northampton to Kalbarri in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Monkey Mia.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Monkey Mia

— 1 night
Monkey Mia is a popular tourist destination located about 900 km north of Perth, Western Australia. On the 12th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Monkey Mia Reserve.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Monkey Mia trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kalbarri to Monkey Mia takes 4.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Denham.

Things to do in Monkey Mia

Parks · Wildlife
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Denham

— 1 night
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. On the 12th (Thu), stroll through Little Lagoon.

To plan Denham vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Denham is just a stone's throw from Monkey Mia. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Carnarvon.

Things to do in Denham

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Carnarvon

— 2 nights
Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Augustus, make a trip to OTC Satellite Earth Station Carnarvon, get engrossed in the history at Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, go for a stroll along the water at Carnarvon Yacht Club - Marina, then make a trip to One Mile Jetty, and finally get engrossed in the history at Carnarvon Heritage Precinct.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Carnarvon trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Denham to Carnarvon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In March in Carnarvon, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Carnarvon

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Coral Bay

— 1 night
Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Marine Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Coral Bay trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Carnarvon to Coral Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Exmouth.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Parks · Wildlife
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Exmouth

— 3 nights
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ningaloo Reef and Safaris. Visiting Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area and Navy Pier Exmouth will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Yardie Creek and take in the exciting artwork at The Ningaloo Gallery.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Exmouth trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coral Bay to Exmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Exmouth, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 26°C at night. You will leave for Karijini National Park on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Karijini National Park

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Knox Gorge, Hamersley Gorge and Hancock Gorge. On the 20th (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Knox Gorge, take in breathtaking views at Hancock Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nameless, then identify plant and animal life at Kalamina Gorge, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Karijini National Park, and finally stroll through Dales Gorge Campground.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Karijini National Park itinerary builder site.

Drive from Exmouth to Karijini National Park in 8 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Karijini National Park can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Hedland.

Things to do in Karijini National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Port Hedland

— 3 nights
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. Escape the urban bustle at Spoil Bank and Pretty Pool. Appreciate the collections at Dalgety House Museum and Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Don Rhodes Mining Museum, don't miss a visit to Cooke Point Viewing Platform, browse the different shops at Port Hedland Boulevard, and walk around Cemetery Beach Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Port Hedland online vacation planner.

You can drive from Karijini National Park to Port Hedland in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. You'll set off for Broome on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Port Hedland

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cable Beach, Staircase To The Moon and Gantheaume Point. On the 25th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Gantheaume Point, get outside with Staircase To The Moon, enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre Broome, then look for all kinds of wild species at Broome Bird Observatory, and finally view the masterpieces at Broome Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Broome road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Hedland to Broome. In March, daily temperatures in Broome can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Newman.

Things to do in Broome

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Newman

Newman, originally named Mount Newman until 1981, is a town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Newman trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Broome to Newman takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Broome in March, Newman is little chillier at night with lows of 27°C. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to Perth.

Perth

— 3 nights

City of Light

Get some historical perspective at Fremantle History Walking Tour and St Patrick's Basilica. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Ellis Brook Valley Reserve (in Gosnells), Tyler's Vineyard (in Millendon) and Zig Zag Scenic Drive (in Gooseberry Hill). See some other sides of Perth: identify plant and animal life at Point Walter Reserve, get interesting insight from Tours, engage your brain at WA Museum Boola Bardip, and walk around DNA Tower Climb.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Perth trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Newman to Perth. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Newman in March; daily highs in Perth reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Coral Bay

— 2 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Coral Bay Shark Nursery and Coral Coast Tours. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Coral Bay online visit planner.

You can fly from Perth to Coral Bay in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Western Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · 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.