12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Drive:  2​h
1
Bunbury
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
2
Busselton
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Margaret River
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Augusta
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Denmark
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Albany
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Esperance
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Perth
— 1 night
End: Perth

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Bunbury

Bunbury ©
Bunbury is a growing city that attracts young workers, who in turn have fostered a vibrant nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Hungry Hollow Beach and then enjoy the sea views from Bunbury Lighthouse Lookout.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bunbury tour planning website .

Perth to Bunbury is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Busselton.

Things to do in Bunbury

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Bunbury Lighthouse ©
Bunbury Lighthouse

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Busselton

Busselton ©
With a reputation for making things convenient and comfortable for visitors, Busselton has been voted Australia's best tourist town several times.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Busselton Jetty. On the 24th (Mon), admire the striking features of Historic Moreton Bay Fig tree and then take a leisurely stroll along Busselton Jetty.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Busselton online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Bunbury to Busselton by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. On the 26th (Wed), you're off toMargaret River.

Things to do in Busselton

Historic Sites
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Historic Moreton Bay Fig tree ©
Historic Moreton Bay Fig tree
Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty

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Margaret River

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Berry Farm as well as Margaret River Chocolate Company. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Berry Farm and then kick back and relax at Margaret River Mouth Beach. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, then indulge your taste buds at Margaret River Chocolate Company, and finally kick back and relax at Surfers Point.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip planner .

Traveling by car from Busselton to Margaret River takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Augusta.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Boranup, Surfers Point, Margaret River Chocolate Company
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Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

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Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta is a town on the south-west coast of Western Australia, where the Blackwood River emerges into Flinders Bay. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse as well as Jewel Cave. On the 28th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Hamelin Bay Jetty, Head underground at Jewel Cave, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, and finally explore the fascinating landscape at Yeagarup Dunes.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Augusta trip itinerary website .

Augusta is very close to Margaret River. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Denmark.

Things to do in Augusta

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hamelin Bay Jetty, Yeagarup Dunes
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Hamelin Bay Jetty ©
Hamelin Bay Jetty
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

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Denmark

Denmark ©
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bartholomews Meadery, Greens Pool and The Lake House Winery Denmark. On the 29th (Sat), learn about winemaking at The Lake House Winery Denmark, then stop by Bartholomews Meadery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Greens Pool, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Anvil Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Denmark trip planner .

Drive from Augusta to Denmark in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 31st (Mon), you'll travel to Albany.

Things to do in Denmark

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Anvil Beach ©
Anvil Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Bartholomews Meadery ©
Bartholomews Meadery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore and take pictures at Replica of the Brig Amity, then steep yourself in history at Princess Royal Fortress, and then explore the activities along Kalgan River.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Albany online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Denmark to Albany takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Princess Royal Fortress ©
Princess Royal Fortress
Kalgan River ©
Kalgan River
Replica of the Brig Amity ©
Replica of the Brig Amity

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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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ten Mile Lagoon and Le Grand Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Salmon Beach and West Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach, don't miss a visit to Ten Mile Lagoon Wind Farm, explore the galleries of Cindy Poole Glass Gallery, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lucky Bay Brewing.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Esperance tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Albany to Esperance takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Esperance can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Rotary Lookout ©
Rotary Lookout
Ten Mile Lagoon ©
Ten Mile Lagoon
Blue Haven Beach ©
Blue Haven Beach

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Perth

Perth
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Perth trip itinerary site .

Fly from Esperance to Perth in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Esperance in January, you will find days in Perth are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). You'll set off for home on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors Tours Parks
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