12 days in Western Australia Itinerary

12 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
2
Denham
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  8​h
3
Dunsborough
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: London

2
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monument Hill War Memorial and St Patrick's Basilica. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Fremantle (Fremantle Prison, Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Scitech, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and explore the activities along Swan River.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Perth trip planning app .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Denham.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle, Monument Hill War Memorial
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): meet the residents at Ocean Park Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shell Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Eagle Bluff. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey Mia and then take in the waterfront activity at Shark Bay.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Denham tour planner.

Getting from Perth to Denham by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dunsborough.

Things to do in Denham

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trip

Monkey Mia
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Ocean Park Aquarium ©
Ocean Park Aquarium
Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Monkey Mia ©
Monkey Mia

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Dunsborough

Dunsborough is a coastal town in the South West of Western Australia, 254km south of Perth on the shores of Geographe Bay.Dunsborough is a popular tourist destination for Western Australians; in 1999 it was voted the state's best tourist destination and in 2013 awarded the Top Tourism Award for Population Under 5,000. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gabriel Chocolate and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of Dunsborough to go to Margaret River and see Caves Road, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Dedicate the 25th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, view the masterpieces at Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup, kick back and relax at Meelup Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Canal Rocks.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dunsborough trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Denham to Dunsborough takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Dunsborough

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Yallingup, Wine Tours & Tastings, Sensei Pots Art Gallery Yallingup, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, Caves Road
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Gabriel Chocolate ©
Gabriel Chocolate

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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 28th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, then kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany journey planner.

Traveling by car from Dunsborough to Albany takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ©
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial

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