15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Fremantle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Bunbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dunsborough
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Pemberton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Canberra

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
For shopping fun, head to Garden City Shopping Centre or The House of Honey. Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Sorrento Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Zig Zag Scenic Drive in Gooseberry Hill (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Aviation Heritage Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Lesmurdie Falls, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth trip maker site .

Canberra to Perth is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; 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. Traveling from Canberra in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Perth, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Fremantle.

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Zig Zag Scenic Drive, Sorrento Beach, Garden City Shopping Centre, The House of Honey, Aviation Heritage Museum
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Aviation Heritage Museum ©
Aviation Heritage Museum
Scitech ©
Scitech
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

2
nights
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Warnbro Beach, steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, then take in the exciting artwork at Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, and finally steep yourself in history at The Fremantle Round House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Fremantle Arts Centre, then examine the collection at WA Shipwrecks Museum, and then stroll through Silver Sands Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fremantle journey maker .

Fremantle is very close to Perth. October in Fremantle sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bunbury.

Things to do in Fremantle

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Silver Sands Beach, Warnbro Beach
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
WA Shipwrecks Museum ©
WA Shipwrecks Museum
The Fremantle Round House ©
The Fremantle Round House

2
nights
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 16th (Wed): pick up some local products at Bunbury Farmers Market, admire the masterpieces at Featured Wood Gallery & Museum, then contemplate the long history of Stirling Cottage, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Thrombolites of Lake Clifton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Bunbury Lighthouse Lookout, then stroll through Back Beach, then learn about winemaking at Barrecas Winery, and finally stop by Eaton Fair Shopping Centre.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bunbury day trip app .

Traveling by car from Fremantle to Bunbury takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dunsborough.

Things to do in Bunbury

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eaton Fair Shopping Centre, Thrombolites of Lake Clifton, Barrecas Winery, Stirling Cottage, Featured Wood Gallery & Museum
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Bunbury Farmers Market ©
Bunbury Farmers Market
Stirling Cottage ©
Stirling Cottage
Barrecas Winery ©
Barrecas Winery

2
nights
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. On the 18th (Fri), do a tasting at Cape Grace Wines, then take a memorable drive along Caves Road, then stop by Gabriel Chocolate, and finally kick back and relax at Meelup Beach. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Redgate Wines, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bunker Bay, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sugarloaf Rock.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dunsborough online vacation planner .

Drive from Bunbury to Dunsborough in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pemberton.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Margaret River, Redgate Wines, Cape Grace Wines, Gabriel Chocolate
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay

2
nights
Pemberton

Pemberton ©
Go to Pemberton to enjoy beautiful natural surroundings, nearby national parks, and local wines.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Beedelup National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): browse the exhibits of Pemberton Fine Woodcraft Gallery, get advice or help at The Pemberton Visitor Centre & Museum, then admire the engineering at Big Brook Dam, then look for gifts at Ooh la Lollipop, and finally browse the exhibits of The Rabbit Hole.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pemberton trip maker tool .

You can drive from Dunsborough to Pemberton in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Denmark.

Things to do in Pemberton

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Bridgetown
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Pemberton Visitor Centre ©
Pemberton Visitor Centre
Ooh la Lollipop ©
Ooh la Lollipop
Pemberton Fine Woodcraft Gallery ©
Pemberton Fine Woodcraft Gallery

1
night
Denmark

Denmark ©
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Greens Pool, look for gifts at The Denmark Heritage Cider Company, then do a tasting at Singlefile Wines, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Elephant Rocks.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Denmark travel route planner .

Getting from Pemberton to Denmark by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Denmark

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Singlefile Wines ©
Singlefile Wines
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Little Beach, then steep yourself in history at Old Farm, Strawberry Hill, then steep yourself in history at The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Western Australian Museum - Albany. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Torndirrup National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Albany travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Denmark to Albany takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Albany sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Torndirrup National Park ©
Torndirrup National Park
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Western Australian Museum - Albany ©

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