11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Busselton
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Albany
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Hyden
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Hopetoun
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Esperance
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
On the 27th (Mon), have some family-friendly fun at Elizabeth Quay Carousel and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth online trip builder .

Sydney to Perth is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Perth. Traveling from Sydney in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Perth, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Busselton.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

1
night
Busselton

Busselton ©
With a reputation for making things convenient and comfortable for visitors, Busselton has been voted Australia's best tourist town several times.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): do a tasting at Brookwood Estate, enjoy the sand and surf at Meelup Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Busselton Jetty.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Busselton day trip website .

Traveling by car from Perth to Busselton takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Busselton

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Brookwood Estate, Meelup Beach
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Brookwood Estate ©
Brookwood Estate

1
night
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, then explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and finally get great views at Rotary Lookout Albany.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Albany tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Busselton to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In May in Albany, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Hyden.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Museums
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

1
night
Hyden

Hyden ©
The town of Hyden is located 292 km east-southeast of Perth, Western Australia in the Shire of Kondinin. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Scrap Iron Sculptures, explore the striking landscape at Wave Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hippo's Yawn, then examine the collection at The Lace Place, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Pioneer Memorial.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hyden online road trip planner .

Drive from Albany to Hyden in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Hopetoun.

Things to do in Hyden

Nature Parks Museums
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Wave Rock ©
Wave Rock
Hippo's Yawn ©
Hippo's Yawn

1
night
Hopetoun

Hopetoun ©
Hopetoun is a town on the south coast of Western Australia in the Shire of Ravensthorpe. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Barrens Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at East Mount Barren, and then browse the exhibits of Deck Treasures.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Hopetoun fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Hyden to Hopetoun takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Hopetoun

Outdoors Parks Trails
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East Mount Barren ©
East Mount Barren
Barrens Beach ©
Barrens Beach

1
night
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Cape Le Grand National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Esperance trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Hopetoun to Esperance takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Esperance

Beaches Nature Outdoors
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Esperance to Melbourne takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Esperance to Melbourne is 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Esperance in June; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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