16 days in Western Australia Itinerary

16 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  6 h
1
Perth
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 30 min
2
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Coral Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Carnarvon
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Monkey Mia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Kalbarri
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Geraldton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Cervantes
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
9
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Brisbane

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
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 1st (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Bell Tower and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Perth online day trip planner.

Brisbane to Perth is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brisbane to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Perth, with lows around 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Exmouth.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Elizabeth Quay ©
Elizabeth Quay
The Bell Tower ©
The Bell Tower

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Potshot Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): explore the activities along Yardie Creek, kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef.

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

Traveling by flight from Perth to Exmouth takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Perth in October, expect Exmouth to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Coral Bay.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Yardie Creek ©
Yardie Creek

1
night
Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a small town on the coast of Western Australia, north of Perth. To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coral Bay online holiday maker.

You can drive from Exmouth to Coral Bay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Carnarvon.

Things to do in Coral Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Carnarvon

Carnarvon ©
Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Carnarvon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coral Bay to Carnarvon takes 2.5 hours. October in Carnarvon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monkey Mia.

Things to do in Carnarvon

Museums
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Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum ©
OTC Satellite Earth Station Carnarvon ©
One Mile Jetty ©
One Mile Jetty

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Monkey Mia

Monkey Mia ©
Monkey Mia is a popular tourist destination located about 900 km north of Perth, Western Australia. On the 7th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey Mia Reserve.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Monkey Mia itinerary maker website.

Getting from Carnarvon to Monkey Mia by car takes about 4 hours. You'll set off for Kalbarri on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Monkey Mia

Wildlife Parks
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Monkey Mia Reserve ©
Monkey Mia Reserve

1
night
Kalbarri

Kalbarri ©
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.
On the 9th (Fri), see Off-Road Tours, explore the striking landscape at Island Rock & Natural Bridge, get great views at Shellhouse Grandstand, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rainbow Jungle, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kalbarri Pelican Feeding.

For photos and more tourist information, read our Kalbarri trip app.

You can drive from Monkey Mia to Kalbarri in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Geraldton.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Rainbow Jungle ©
Rainbow Jungle
Off-Road Tours
Island Rock & Natural Bridge ©
Island Rock & Natural Bridge

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nights
Geraldton

Geraldton ©
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 10th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Geraldton, then brush up on your military savvy at HMAS Sydney II Memorial, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Francis Xavier Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Geraldton travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Kalbarri to Geraldton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cervantes.

Things to do in Geraldton

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground
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HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial
Museum of Geraldton ©
Museum of Geraldton

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night
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. On the 11th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at The Pinnacles Desert, then explore the striking landscape at Stromatolites, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Cervantes online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Geraldton to Cervantes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Cervantes

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
The Pinnacles Desert ©
The Pinnacles Desert

2
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stop by Vasse Virgin, then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Margaret River Organic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take in the waterfront at Busselton Jetty, and then take in the exciting artwork at Tracie Anderson Ceramics.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cervantes to Margaret River takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Busselton
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Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Beer Tastings & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at Fremantle Prison, and finally don't miss a visit to Monument Hill War Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Perth online trip planner.

You can drive from Margaret River to Perth in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Perth

Historic Sites Tours Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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