11 days in Western Australia Itinerary

11 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Esperance
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Adelaide

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Swan River, then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay.

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Adelaide to Perth is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Perth is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in February: highs in Perth hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

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Parks Historic Sites Nature

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

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Meelup Beach and Gnarabup Beach. Take a break from Margaret River with a short trip to Canal Rocks in Yallingup, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Thu) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Caves Road, enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay, and relax in the rural setting at Margaret River Venison Farm.

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Drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Meelup Beach, Canal Rocks
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

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nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Little Beach and Middleton Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Denmark (Elephant Rocks, Denmark Animal Farm & Pentland Alpaca Stud, & more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Emu Point, get great views at Rotary Lookout Albany, admire all the interesting features of Replica of the Brig Amity, and pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

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You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Esperance.

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Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Denmark
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Middleton Beach ©
Middleton Beach

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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. On the 26th (Tue), kick back and relax at Twilight Bay and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lucky Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach, see the interesting displays at Esperance Museum, and then take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Drive.

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Traveling by car from Albany to Esperance takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Lucky Bay ©
Lucky Bay
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive

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