12 days in Western Australia Itinerary

12 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  31​h
1
Perth
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  36​h
End: Cincinnati

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 20th (Sun): get your game on at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, take in the views from Elizabeth Quay, then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, then pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and then explore the activities along Swan River.

Plan trip to Perth with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Cincinnati, USA to Perth is an approximately 31-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 13 hours. While traveling from Cincinnati, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave) and Busselton Jetty (in Busselton). Spend the 22nd (Tue) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, stop by Mukau Giftware & Gallery, learn about winemaking at McLeod Creek Wines, and explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Margaret River driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Perth to Margaret River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Augusta, Lake Cave, Busselton Jetty, Mukau Giftware & Gallery, McLeod Creek Wines
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, explore and take pictures at Replica of the Brig Amity, and then kick back and relax at Greens Pool. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, kick back and relax at Little Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, and finally don't miss a visit to Padre White Lookout.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Albany trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daytime highs in Albany are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
On the 27th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, then kick back and relax at Roebuck Bay, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aqua Broome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Uniquely Broome, kick back and relax at Cable Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Broome tour itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Albany to Broome in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Albany in October, with highs in Broome at 93°F and lows at 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park

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