10 days in Australia Itinerary

10 days in Australia Itinerary

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10 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
train + ferry:  1​h 15​min
2
Rottnest Island
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Busselton
— 1 day
bus:  45​min
4
Margaret River
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h
End: Adelaide

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Escape the urban bustle at Swan River and Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and appreciate the history behind State War Memorial.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Perth trip app .

Adelaide to Perth is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Adelaide, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Perth

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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park ©
Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park

1
night
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at The Basin, contemplate the long history of Oliver Hill Battery, then kick back and relax at Salmon Bay, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Rocks.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rottnest Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and ferry from Perth to Rottnest Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. January in Rottnest Island sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Busselton.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cathedral Rocks ©
Cathedral Rocks
Oliver Hill Battery ©
Oliver Hill Battery

1
day
Busselton

Busselton ©
With a reputation for making things convenient and comfortable for visitors, Busselton has been voted Australia's best tourist town several times.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stroll around Ludlow Tuart Forest, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a leisurely stroll along Busselton Jetty.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Busselton sightseeing site .

Getting from Rottnest Island to Busselton by combination of ferry and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Margaret River.

Things to do in Busselton

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Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Cave and Mammoth Cave. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hamelin Bay and Surfers Point. When in Margaret River, make a side trip to see Boranup Karri Forest in Australia Plains, approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, kick back and relax at Gnarabup Beach, identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm, and do a tasting at McHenry Hohnen Vintners.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River day trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Busselton to Margaret River in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Boranup, Surfers Point, Boranup Karri Forest
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Food Tours
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

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