17 days in Western Australia Itinerary

17 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Australia trip planner
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Karratha
— 1 day
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Carnarvon
— 2 nights
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Geraldton
— 2 nights
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Perth
— 5 nights
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Margaret River
— 5 nights
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Karratha — 1 day

Karratha is a city in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, adjoining the port of Dampier. On the 30th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Staircase To The Moon, relax and rejuvenate at Karratha Leisureplex, then see the world from above with HeliSpirit, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Cossack Heritage Trail.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Karratha online vacation builder.

Derby to Karratha is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Carnarvon.
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Carnarvon — 2 nights

Carnarvon is a coastal town situated approximately 900km north of Perth, Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Francois Peron National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: catch all the local highlights with Coral Coast Helicopter Services, get engrossed in the history at Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum, then make a trip to OTC Satellite Earth Station Carnarvon, and finally make a trip to Carnarvon Blowholes.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Carnarvon trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Karratha to Carnarvon takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Carnarvon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Geraldton.
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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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stroll through Town Beach, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Geraldton, and then brush up on your military savvy at HMAS Sydney II Memorial. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Francis Xavier Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Ultimate Watersports, then steep yourself in history at Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Back Beach.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Geraldton sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Carnarvon to Geraldton in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Carnarvon in September, things will get a bit cooler in Geraldton: highs are around 26°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Perth.
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Perth — 5 nights

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Travel Western Australia has been added to your itinerary. Fremantle Prison and St Brigid's Church will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Cottesloe Beach and Swan River will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Rockingham (Point Peron & Penguin Island). Dedicate the 7th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at Wesley Church Fremantle, and stroll through Matilda Bay Reserve.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Perth trip maker website.

Drive from Geraldton to Perth in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. September in Perth sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Margaret River.
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Margaret River — 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Canal Rocks, Boranup Karri Forest and Lake Cave. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse. We've also included these beaches for you: Surfers Point and Meelup Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave, Water wheel, &more), Yallingup Beach (in Yallingup) and St George's Anglican Parish of Dunsborough (in Dunsborough). And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take a memorable drive along Caves Road, explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and kick back and relax at Cowaramup Bay.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Margaret River day trip planner.

Drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.
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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.
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