11 days in Western Australia Itinerary

11 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Townsville
+2
Fly + bus + train:  8​h 30​min
1
Rockingham
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Cervantes
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
3
Rockingham
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Yallingup
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Perth
— 1 night
train + ferry:  1​h 15​min
7
Rottnest Island
— 1 day
ferry + train:  1​h 15​min
8
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Townsville

1
night
Rockingham

Rockingham
Rockingham is a local government area in Western Australia, south-west of Perth city centre and south of Fremantle. For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rockingham travel planner.

Townsville to Rockingham is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Townsville to Rockingham is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Townsville in October, expect Rockingham to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 12°C. On the 18th (Thu), you're off toCervantes.

Things to do in Rockingham

Parks Outdoors Tours
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few
hours
Cervantes

Cervantes ©
Cervantes is a town in Western Australia off Indian Ocean Drive about 198km north-north-west of the state capital, Perth in the Shire of Dandaragan local government area. The Pinnacles Desert has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at The Pinnacles Desert and then see the vivid underwater world at Lancelin Island.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cervantes online visit planner .

Getting from Rockingham to Cervantes by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rockingham.

Things to do in Cervantes

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lancelin Island
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Lancelin Island ©
Lancelin Island
The Pinnacles Desert ©
The Pinnacles Desert

1
night
Rockingham

Rockingham
To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rockingham trip planner .

Drive from Cervantes to Rockingham in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You will leave for Yallingup on the 19th (Fri).

Things to do in Rockingham

Parks Outdoors Tours
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3
nights
Yallingup

Yallingup ©
Situated right at the southwestern tip of Australia, the town of Yallingup lies on the shore of the Indian Ocean.
You've now added Busselton Jetty to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Injidup Beach and Willespie.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yallingup trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rockingham to Yallingup in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Albany.

Things to do in Yallingup

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Willespie, Busselton Jetty
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
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Injidup Beach ©
Injidup Beach
Willespie ©
Willespie
Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty

2
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've now added National Anzac Centre to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum and Western Australian Museum - Albany. When in Albany, make a side trip to see Elephant Rocks in Denmark, approximately 1 hour away.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Albany trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Yallingup to Albany takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. October in Albany sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Perth.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Elephant Rocks
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum ©
The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum

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.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Albany to Perth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Albany in October: highs in Perth hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 12°C. On the 25th (Thu), you're off toRottnest Island.

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
day
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. On the 25th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Oliver Hill Battery and then contemplate the waterfront views at Porpoise Bay.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rottnest Island travel planner .

You can ride a ferry from Perth to Rottnest Island in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. In October, daily temperatures in Rottnest Island can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Perth.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Porpoise Bay ©
Porpoise Bay
Oliver Hill Battery ©
Oliver Hill Battery

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Little Creatures. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stroll through Cottesloe Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Little Creatures, and then take an in-depth tour of Western Australian Museum - Perth.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Perth journey planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Rottnest Island to Perth in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Little Creatures
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Western Australian Museum - Perth ©
Western Australian Museum - Perth
Little Creatures ©
Little Creatures

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