13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h
1
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Busselton
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Bunbury
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Middleton Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Emu Point and The Gap and Natural Bridge. Change things up with a short trip to Devils Slide in Porongurup National Park (about 44 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Little Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Point King Lighthouse, and appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Albany attractions planning site .

Sydney to Albany is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Albany are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Busselton.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Devils Slide
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Devils Slide ©
Devils Slide

5
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.
Visiting Yallingup Beach and Sunflowers Animal Farm will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Meelup Beach and Surfers Point. Change things up with these side-trips from Busselton: Margaret River (Hamelin Bay, Gnarabup Beach, & more), Cowaramup Bay (in Gracetown) and Canal Rocks (in Yallingup). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire all the interesting features of Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park, take in the exciting artwork at Tracie Anderson Ceramics, and do a tasting at Juniper Margaret River.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read Busselton vacation maker .

Getting from Albany to Busselton by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bunbury.

Things to do in Busselton

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Margaret River, Yallingup, Cowaramup Bay, Surfers Point, Meelup Beach
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Sunflowers  Animal Farm ©
Sunflowers Animal Farm
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

1
night
Bunbury

Bunbury ©
Bunbury is a growing city that attracts young workers, who in turn have fostered a vibrant nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): meet the residents at Bunbury Wildlife Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Back Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Bunbury Lighthouse Lookout.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bunbury trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Busselton to Bunbury in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Bunbury

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Bunbury Wildlife Park ©
Bunbury Wildlife Park
Bunbury Lighthouse Lookout ©
Bunbury Lighthouse Lookout

3
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Matilda Bay Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, don't miss a visit to The Fremantle Round House, then browse the exhibits of Fremantle Prison, then explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Perth planner .

Traveling by car from Bunbury to Perth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fremantle, City Beach, Matilda Bay Reserve
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
City Beach ©
City Beach
Matilda Bay Reserve ©
Matilda Bay Reserve

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