13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: South Perth
1
South Perth
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Busselton
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
3
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Esperance
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: South Perth

1
night
South Perth

South Perth ©
South Perth is a residential suburb 3 kilometres (2 mi) south of the central business district of Perth, the capital of Western Australia, which adjoins the southern shore of Perth Water on the Swan River. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get in on the family fun at Adventure World Perth Australia. Keep things going the next day: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Matilda Bay Reserve, and then take a leisurely stroll along South Perth Foreshore.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our South Perth holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Perth International Airport. In January, daytime highs in South Perth are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Busselton.

Things to do in South Perth

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Matilda Bay Reserve, Helicopter Tours, Adventure World Perth Australia
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Adventure World Perth Australia ©
Adventure World Perth Australia
South Perth Foreshore ©
South Perth Foreshore
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
Busselton

Busselton ©
With a reputation for making things convenient and comfortable for visitors, Busselton has been voted Australia's best tourist town several times.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Busselton Jetty, then browse the exhibits of Christian Fletcher Gallery, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ngilgi Cave, and finally kick back and relax at Yallingup Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Meelup Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bunker Bay, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tracie Anderson Ceramics.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Busselton day trip site .

Getting from South Perth to Busselton by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Busselton

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Yallingup
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Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay

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.
On the 27th (Sun), Head underground at Lake Cave, do a tasting at Redgate Wines, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River journey maker tool .

You can drive from Busselton to Margaret River in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Redgate Wines, McLeod Creek Wines, Lake Cave, Jewel Cave
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 29:
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

3
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, then admire all the interesting features of Replica of the Brig Amity, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Greens Pool.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Albany trip planner .

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. January in Albany sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

3
nights
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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Cape Le Grand National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Esperance route planner.

You can drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive