31 days in Western Australia Itinerary

31 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Australia sightseeing planner

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Margaret River
— 4 nights
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Albany
— 5 nights
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Perth
— 5 nights
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Geraldton
— 2 nights
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Exmouth
— 4 nights
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Coral Bay
— 2 nights
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Port Hedland
— 3 nights
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Broome
— 5 nights
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Margaret River

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Canal Rocks (in Yallingup) and Augusta (Jewel Cave, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, &more). Spend the 2nd (Sun) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. On the 1st (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Busselton Jetty, do a tasting at Cape Grace Wines, contemplate the long history of Historic Moreton Bay Fig tree, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Margaret River vacation planning website.

Melbourne to Margaret River is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Margaret River, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Denmark (Lights Beach, Greens Pool, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Middleton Beach, make a trip to Field of Light: Avenue of Honour, and pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

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Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly to Perth.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Perth

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets). Dedicate the 14th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay, and pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Perth trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Albany to Perth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Geraldton.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Geraldton

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Geraldton Visitor Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Town Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, and finally learn about all things military at HMAS Sydney II Memorial. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Tin Heads, then stroll through Back Beach, and then see what you can catch with Eco Abrolhos Cruises.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Geraldton route planning site.

You can fly from Perth to Geraldton in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Geraldton, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Exmouth.

Things to do in Geraldton

Outdoors · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Exmouth

— 4 nights
Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Exmouth is known for wildlife, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, contemplate the waterfront views at Yardie Creek, and take in breathtaking views at Charles Knife Canyon.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Exmouth online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Geraldton to Exmouth takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Geraldton in May: high temperatures in Exmouth hover around 33°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive 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 22nd (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Marine Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Bay Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Coral Bay holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Exmouth to Coral Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Hedland.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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. Port Hedland is known for museums, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Cemetery Beach Park, don't miss a visit to Cooke Point Viewing Platform, examine the collection at Don Rhodes Mining Museum, and kick back and relax at Spoil Bank.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Hedland trip planner.

Drive from Coral Bay to Port Hedland in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Port Hedland can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Port Hedland

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Broome

— 5 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Broome trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Hedland to Broome. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Broome

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

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.