11 days in Perth, Rottnest Island & Sydney Itinerary

11 days in Perth, Rottnest Island & Sydney Itinerary

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11 days in Perth, Rottnest Island & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Perth
1
Perth
— 3 nights
train + ferry:  1​h 15​min
2
Rottnest Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
End: Sydney

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Harvey Internment Camp Memorial Shrine and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Popular historic sites such as Stirling Cottage and St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Bells Rapids Park (in Brigadoon), Norm wrightson hairway (in Fremantle) and Rockingham Beach (in Rockingham). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to St Patrick's Basilica, learn about winemaking at Harvey River Estate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Cathedral, and examine the collection at Aviation Heritage Museum.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Perth International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Perth

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fremantle, Harvey, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Bells Rapids Park, Aviation Heritage Museum
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St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral
Matilda Bay Reserve ©
Matilda Bay Reserve
Stirling Cottage ©
Stirling Cottage

2
nights
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. On the 1st (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at Kingstown Barracks, then contemplate the waterfront views at Porpoise Bay, then steep yourself in history at Oliver Hill Battery, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Cathedral Rocks.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Rottnest Island itinerary maker app .

Traveling by ferry from Perth to Rottnest Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June, daily temperatures in Rottnest Island can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. On the 2nd (Tue), you're off toSydney.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Oliver Hill Battery ©
Oliver Hill Battery
Cathedral Rocks ©
Cathedral Rocks
Kingstown Barracks ©
Kingstown Barracks

5
nights
Sydney

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Visiting Wentworth Falls and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will get you outdoors. Nan Tien Temple and Norah Head Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Munmorah State Conservation Area (in Lake Munmorah) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip site .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Rottnest Island to Sydney takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Rottnest Island to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Nan Tien Temple, Munmorah State Conservation Area, Norah Head Lighthouse
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Norah Head Lighthouse ©
Norah Head Lighthouse
Munmorah State Conservation Area ©

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