15 days in Western Australia Itinerary

15 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Australia attractions planner
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Perth — 1 night

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 17th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral and then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Perth day trip tool.

Darwin to Perth is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin to Perth, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Darwin in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Perth: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Margaret River.
Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip

Margaret River — 3 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 hidden gems such as Meelup Beach and JahRoc Galleries. Do your shopping at Vasse Virgin and Vasse Felix Winery. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Point, see majestic marine mammals with Legend Charters, do a tasting at Berry Farm, and make a trip to Hamelin Bay Jetty.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Margaret River holiday planner.

Getting from Perth to Margaret River by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Esperance.
Outdoors · Wineries · Shopping · Beaches
Side Trips

Esperance — 2 nights

Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through Bandy Creek and then kick back and relax at West Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach, kick back and relax at Ten Mile Lagoon, and then kick back and relax at Salmon Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Esperance trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Esperance takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Esperance sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Exmouth.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Exmouth — 2 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. The adventure continues: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, contemplate the long history of Potshot Memorial, see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, and stroll through Navy Pier Exmouth.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Exmouth holiday planner.

You can fly from Esperance to Exmouth in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Esperance in October: high temperatures in Exmouth hover around 39°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly to Kununurra.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Side Trip

Kununurra — 3 nights

A visit to Kununurra will give you a true sense of the pioneering Australia spirit and the nomadic life.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll through Kangaroo Haven, admire all the interesting features of Argyle Homestead Museum, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Artopia Kununurra and then get a new perspective on nature at Kununurra Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kununurra day trip app.

You can fly from Exmouth to Kununurra in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Exmouth in October, with highs in Kununurra at 45°C and lows at 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Broome.
Museums · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Broome — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Reddell Beach and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Chinese Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then kick back and relax at Roebuck Bay.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Broome travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Kununurra to Broome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kununurra in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Broome: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Western Australia travel guide

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.