17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

South Perth
ferry:  1​h 15​min
Rottnest Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
Perth
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Hyden
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
South Perth
— 6 nights
South Perth

2
days
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rottnest Island Visitor Centre. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Oliver Hill Battery, enjoy the sea views from Wadjemup Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Salmon Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Rottnest Island Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Bathurst Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at The Basin, and finally get answers to all your questions at Rottnest Island Visitor Centre.

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South Perth to Rottnest Island is an approximately 1.5-hour ferry ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Rottnest Island are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Perth.

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Salmon Bay ©
Salmon Bay
The Basin ©
The Basin
Rottnest Island Visitor Centre ©
Rottnest Island Visitor Centre

2
days
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail, Travel Western Australia, Fremantle Prison, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail, gain insight with Travel Western Australia, then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay, and finally steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison.

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South Perth to Perth is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

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Side Trips

Fremantle Prison, Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

2
days
Hyden

Hyden ©
The town of Hyden is located 292 km east-southeast of Perth, Western Australia in the Shire of Kondinin. Wave Rock has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Hippo's Yawn, explore the striking landscape at Wave Rock, and then appreciate the history behind Scrap Iron Sculptures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): look for gifts at Wildflower Shoppe, then examine the collection at The Lace Place, then see the interesting displays at The Miniature Soldier Museum, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Mulka's Cave.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Hyden travel planning site .

You can drive from Perth to Hyden in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

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Wave Rock ©
Wave Rock
Hippo's Yawn ©
Hippo's Yawn
Mulka's Cave ©
Mulka's Cave

2
days
Denmark

Denmark ©
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Poornarti Aboriginal Tours. On the 14th (Mon), gain a rich perspective with Poornarti Aboriginal Tours, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and then take in the awesome beauty at Monkey Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Greens Pool, browse the collection at Albany Public Library, and then examine the collection at National Anzac Centre.

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Traveling by car from Hyden to Denmark takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daytime highs in Denmark are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Denmark

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Albany
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

2
days
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.
On the 18th (Fri), Head underground at Mammoth Cave and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Traveling by car from Denmark to Margaret River takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to South Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

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Side Trip

Mammoth Cave
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Food Tours
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

7
days
South Perth

South Perth ©
South Perth is a residential suburb 3 kilometres (2 mi) south of the central business district of Perth, the capital of Western Australia, which adjoins the southern shore of Perth Water on the Swan River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around South Perth: Rockingham (Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, Penguin Island, & more) and Cohunu Koala Park (in Byford). Pack the 24th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure World Perth Australia. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Perth Zoo, get your game on at The Escape Hunt Experience Perth, look for gifts at Nosh Gourmet Food & Gifts, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

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Drive from Margaret River to South Perth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in South Perth are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in South Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Rockingham, South Fremantle, Como, Jandakot, Adventure World Perth Australia
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Perth Zoo ©
Perth Zoo
Penguin Island ©
Penguin Island
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach