12 days in Western Australia Itinerary

12 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Busselton
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Exmouth
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets). The adventure continues: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, explore the activities along Swan River, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Perth travel itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Perth is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Perth due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for slightly colder days in Perth, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Busselton.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fremantle, Perth Zoo
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

2
nights
Busselton

With a reputation for making things convenient and comfortable for visitors, Busselton has been voted Australia's best tourist town several times.
On the 25th (Sun), do a tasting at Cape Grace Wines, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then take a leisurely stroll along Busselton Jetty. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Busselton trip planner.

Traveling by car from Perth to Busselton takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Busselton

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Margaret River, Cape Grace Wines, Lake Cave
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Food Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Greens Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours, then kick back and relax at Little Beach, and then make a trip to Albany Wind Farm.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Albany trip planning website .

Getting from Busselton to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

2
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the gorgeous colors at Ningaloo Reef and then kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Exmouth trip planner.

Fly from Albany to Exmouth in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Albany in August, expect Exmouth to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

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