56 days in Western Australia Itinerary

56 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Australia trip planner

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Perth
— 5 nights
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Margaret River
— 6 nights
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Albany
— 6 nights
Fly
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Kununurra
— 6 nights
Drive
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Purnululu National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Derby
— 4 nights
Drive
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Broome
— 7 nights
Drive
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Karijini National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Exmouth
— 5 nights
Drive
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Coral Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Denham
— 4 nights
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Geraldton
— 5 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle (Fremantle Markets, WA Maritime Museum, &more). Dedicate the 9th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Perth Zoo, and explore the activities along Swan River.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Perth trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Perth. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Margaret River

— 6 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.
Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Augusta (Jewel Cave, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, &more) and Yallingup (Canal Rocks, Ngilgi Cave, &more). Spend the 12th (Wed) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. On the 13th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, shop like a local with JahRoc Galleries, do a tasting at Cape Grace Wines, and see the interesting displays at Augusta Historical Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Margaret River itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Perth to Margaret River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Albany

— 6 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Denmark (Greens Pool, Harewood Forest, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Kalgan River, play a few rounds at Albany Golf Club, and enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Albany trip planner.

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Albany, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Kununurra.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Kununurra

— 6 nights
A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kununurra: Wyndham (Five Rivers Lookout & Wyndham Port and Jetty). Spend the 24th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Mitchell River National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Ord River, make a trip to Ivanhoe Crossing, identify plant and animal life at Kangaroo Haven, and view the masterpieces at Waringarri Aboriginal Arts.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kununurra trip maker site.

You can fly from Albany to Kununurra in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Albany in May, you will find days in Kununurra are much hotter (39°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Purnululu National Park.

Things to do in Kununurra

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Purnululu National Park

— 2 nights
On the 30th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Bungle Bungle Range. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Purnululu National Park Walking Trails.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Purnululu National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Kununurra to Purnululu National Park in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Derby.

Things to do in Purnululu National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Derby

— 4 nights
Derby is a town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Step out of Derby to go to Talbot Bay and see Horizontal Falls, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Norval Gallery, explore the striking landscape at Galvans Gorge, cast your line with Fish N Trips Sport Fishing Charters, and view the masterpieces at Mowanjum Art and Culture Centre.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Derby trip tool.

Drive from Purnululu National Park to Derby in 8.5 hours. In May in Derby, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Broome.

Things to do in Derby

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Broome

— 7 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Broome trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Derby to Broome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Karijini National Park.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Karijini National Park

— 3 nights
Change things up with a short trip to Mount Nameless in Tom Price (about 58 minutes away). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Karijini National Park.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Karijini National Park vacation maker website.

Getting from Broome to Karijini National Park by car takes about 10 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Broome in June; daily highs in Karijini National Park reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Karijini National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Exmouth

— 5 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: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Turquoise Bay, look and learn at The Mobile Observatory - Exmouth, and explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Exmouth travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Karijini National Park to Exmouth takes 8 hours. In June in Exmouth, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Coral Bay

— 2 nights
Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. On the 20th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Coral Bay Shark Nursery. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Marine Park and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Indiblu Day Spa.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Coral Bay journey app.

You can drive from Exmouth to Coral Bay in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Denham.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Parks · Beaches · Wildlife · Outdoors

Denham

— 4 nights
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Francois Peron National Park. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront activity at Shark Bay, meet some fierce fish with Shark Bay Dive & Marine Safaris, kick back and relax at Shell Beach, and stop by Blue Lagoon Pearl Shop.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Denham trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Coral Bay to Denham in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Geraldton.

Things to do in Denham

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Geraldton

— 5 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. Get out of town with these interesting Geraldton side-trips: Kalbarri (Hutt Lagoon, Murchison River, &more), Dongara (Irwin Heritage River Trail & Russ Cottage) and The Fishermen's Memorial Lookout and Obelisk (in Port Denison). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at HMAS Sydney II Memorial, see the interesting displays at The Tin Heads, cast your line with Eco Abrolhos Cruises, and enjoy the sand and surf at Back Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Geraldton online vacation planner.

You can drive from Denham to Geraldton in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. In June in Geraldton, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Geraldton

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Western Australia travel guide

4.6
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.