13 days in Western Australia Itinerary

13 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
train:  1​h
1
Mandurah
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bunbury
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Busselton
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Dunsborough
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Margaret River
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Augusta
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Pemberton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
9
Albany
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
10
Esperance
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
11
Exmouth
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Henley Brook
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Perth

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Mandurah

Mandurah ©
Mandurah is a coastal city in Western Australia, situated approximately 72km south of the state capital, Perth. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Mandurah Cruises and then stroll through Halls Head Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mandurah online vacation planner .

Perth to Mandurah is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bunbury.

Things to do in Mandurah

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises
Halls Head Beach ©
Halls Head Beach

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Bunbury

Bunbury ©
Bunbury is a growing city that attracts young workers, who in turn have fostered a vibrant nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Dalyellup Beach, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bunbury Wildlife Park, and then explore the activities along Koombana Bay.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bunbury online itinerary planner .

Getting from Mandurah to Bunbury by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Busselton.

Things to do in Bunbury

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Dalyellup Beach
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Koombana Bay ©
Koombana Bay
Dalyellup Beach ©
Dalyellup Beach
Bunbury Wildlife Park ©
Bunbury Wildlife Park

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Busselton

Busselton ©
With a reputation for making things convenient and comfortable for visitors, Busselton has been voted Australia's best tourist town several times.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Wonnerup, then take a leisurely stroll along Busselton Jetty, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Busselton trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bunbury to Busselton takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dunsborough.

Things to do in Busselton

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wonnerup ©
Wonnerup

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Dunsborough

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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Ngilgi Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Meelup Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bunker Bay.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dunsborough travel tool .

Dunsborough is very close to Busselton. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Ngilgi Cave
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Ngilgi Cave ©
Ngilgi Cave
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay

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Margaret River

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 18th (Fri), kick back and relax at Gnarabup Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and then kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Margaret River trip planning tool .

You can drive from Dunsborough to Margaret River in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Augusta.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lake Cave
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach

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Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta is a town on the south-west coast of Western Australia, where the Blackwood River emerges into Flinders Bay. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Head underground at Jewel Cave, and then identify plant and animal life at Boranup Karri Forest.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Augusta trip builder site .

Augusta is very close to Margaret River. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pemberton.

Things to do in Augusta

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Boranup Karri Forest
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Boranup Karri Forest ©
Boranup Karri Forest

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Pemberton

Pemberton ©
Go to Pemberton to enjoy beautiful natural surroundings, nearby national parks, and local wines.
On the 20th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gloucester National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pemberton trip planner .

Traveling by car from Augusta to Pemberton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Denmark.

Things to do in Pemberton

Parks Nature
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Gloucester National Park ©
Gloucester National Park

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Denmark

Denmark ©
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
On the 21st (Mon), stroll through Anvil Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lights Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Greens Pool.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Denmark tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Pemberton to Denmark in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Denmark

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Anvil Beach ©
Anvil Beach
Lights Beach ©
Lights Beach

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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 22nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then stroll through Misery Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Albany trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Denmark to Albany takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge
Misery Beach ©
Misery Beach

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night
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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Le Grand National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Esperance online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Albany to Esperance takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park

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Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Exmouth trip planner.

Fly from Esperance to Exmouth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Esperance in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Exmouth: highs are around 44°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Henley Brook.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Henley Brook

Henley Brook ©
Henley Brook is an outer rural suburb of Perth, Western Australia, part of the Swan Valley wine region. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the activities along Swan River, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at The University of Western Australia, and then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Henley Brook online trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Exmouth to Henley Brook. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Exmouth in January; daily highs in Henley Brook reach 39°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Henley Brook

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Perth, Fremantle Prison, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Swan River ©
Swan River

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