19 days in Greater Perth Itinerary

19 days in Greater Perth Itinerary

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19 days in Greater Perth Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  9​h 30​min
Rottnest Island
— 6 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h
Rockingham
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Millendon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
Fremantle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Mundaring
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

6
nights
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Rottnest Island Museum and Kingstown Barracks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as West End and Geordie Bay. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Rottnest Island Salt Lakes, get outside with Little Armstrong Bay, see the vivid underwater world at Cathedral Rocks, and contemplate the long history of Oliver Hill Battery.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rottnest Island trip maker tool .

Sydney to Rottnest Island is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Rottnest Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Rottnest Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rockingham.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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The Basin ©
The Basin
Salmon Bay ©
Salmon Bay
Parakeet Bay ©
Parakeet Bay

5
nights
Rockingham

Rockingham ©
Rockingham is a local government in Western Australia south-west of the Perth city centre and south of Fremantle. Kids will enjoy Rockingham Beach and Cohunu Koala Park. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Mary's Cathedral and St. George's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rockingham: Fremantle (Fremantle Arts Centre, St Patrick's Basilica, & more), Perth (Western Australian Museum - Perth & The Nostalgia Box Museum) and Aviation Heritage Museum (in Bull Creek). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Point Peron and stroll through Warnbro Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rockingham tour planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Rottnest Island to Rockingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December, daytime highs in Rockingham are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Millendon.

Things to do in Rockingham

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Perth, Fremantle, Cohunu Koala Park, Warnbro Beach, Aviation Heritage Museum
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Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
Cohunu Koala Park ©
Cohunu Koala Park
Warnbro Beach ©
Warnbro Beach

3
nights
Millendon

Millendon ©
On the 2nd (Wed), look and learn at Perth Observatory and then identify plant and animal life at Matilda Bay Reserve. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mullaloo Beach and then stroll through City Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Millendon driving holiday planner .

Drive from Rockingham to Millendon in an hour. In January in Millendon, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Millendon

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

City Beach, Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, Mullaloo Beach, Matilda Bay Reserve, Perth Observatory
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Matilda Bay Reserve ©
Matilda Bay Reserve
Mullaloo Beach ©
Mullaloo Beach
Perth Observatory ©
Perth Observatory

2
nights
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll through Bather's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Norm wrightson hairway, then shop like a local with Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mettam's Pool.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Fremantle visit planner .

You can drive from Millendon to Fremantle in an hour. In January in Fremantle, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fremantle

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop, Point Walter Reserve, Mettam's Pool
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Point Walter Reserve ©
Point Walter Reserve
Bather's Beach ©
Bather's Beach
Norm wrightson hairway ©
Norm wrightson hairway

2
nights
Mundaring

Mundaring ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail, examine the collection at Kalamunda History Village, then let the kids burn off some steam at Zanthorrea Nursery, and finally cruise along Zig Zag Scenic Drive.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mundaring trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Fremantle to Mundaring in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mundaring

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Nature

Side Trips

Zig Zag Scenic Drive, Zanthorrea Nursery, Kalamunda History Village
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Zanthorrea Nursery ©
Zanthorrea Nursery
Kalamunda History Village ©
Kalamunda History Village

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