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What's the best route Perth-Coral Bay-Perth in seven days?

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What's the best route Perth-Coral Bay-Perth in seven days?

Hi, planning a road trip Perth-Coral Bay-Perth in June and I'm wondering what's the best itinerary for it, as the ones I see take different routes.

I'm thinking of the following:

1: Perth- Geraldton 4.5 hrs

2: Geraldton - Carnarvon 5 hrs

3. Carnarvon - Coral Bay 3 hrs 15 mins

4. Coral Bay

5. Coral Bay to Monkey Mia (via Shark Bay?) 8 hrs??

6. Monkey Mia - Kalbarri ??hrs

7. Kalbarri - Perth ?? hrs

Would appreciate feedback on this. Day 5 seems a pretty long drive, and I'm not sure about the subsequent days. Is there a better way to maximise time at the destinations via a different itinerary and route?

Oh, snorkelling in June - okay with normal swimwear or is something warmer like wetsuit needed? And what time does it get dark in winter there?

Thanks!

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1. Re: What's the best route Perth-Coral Bay-Perth in seven days?

Why would you do sooooooo much driving in 7 days .. I suggest you fly from Perth to Learmouth Airport (Exmouth) & pick up a car to explore Cape Range National Park / Coral Bay / etc...

Your driving times are approximately correct, ... but you have NOT ALLOWED any time for enjoying each destination,

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2. Re: What's the best route Perth-Coral Bay-Perth in seven days?

Thanks for the feedback and advice!

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3. Re: What's the best route Perth-Coral Bay-Perth in seven days?

You need to have experience driving these types of distances as well IMO, it is not an easy drive, quite boring and many speed, it can be dangerous. I agree with previous post. Think about flying to Learmonth and splitting time between Exmouth and Coral Bay.

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4. Re: What's the best route Perth-Coral Bay-Perth in seven days?

We took a similar trip a few years ago, but we had 17 days to drive to Exmouth and back - it was exhausting and not something I plan to do again. I'd puke if I only had seven days for that drive.

Here's our itinerary, what we did and saw en route, distances, etc.

tripadvisor.com/GoListDetail-i22664-Road_tri…

Yes, the water is very cold in June, I suggest a wetsuit...assuming you even have time to snorkel with all that driving.

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5. Re: What's the best route Perth-Coral Bay-Perth in seven days?

Thanks, have made changes to plans!

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