15 days in Western Australia Itinerary

15 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  6​h
1
Broome
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  4​h 30​min
2
Fremantle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Margaret River
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Visit Japanese Cemetery and Catholic Diocese of Broome for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Broome Town Beach and Roebuck Bay. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Cable Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reddell Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral, and look for gifts at The Sandalwood Gallery Broome.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Broome trip planner .

Melbourne to Broome is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Broome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you will find days in Broome are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are much hotter (31°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fremantle.

Things to do in Broome

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Broome Town Beach ©
Broome Town Beach
Japanese Cemetery ©
Japanese Cemetery
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay

3
nights
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Fremantle Prison and The Fremantle Round House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Rockingham Beach and Warnbro Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Fremantle: Perth (The Perth Mint & London Court). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at City Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Little Creatures, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Fremantle Markets.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fremantle trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Broome to Fremantle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Broome in December, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Fremantle: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Fremantle

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Side Trips

Perth, Warnbro Beach, City Beach, Rockingham Beach
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
Warnbro Beach ©
Warnbro Beach

5
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Brookwood Estate and Willespie. You'll get in some beach time at Meelup Beach and Surfers Point. Get out of town with these interesting Margaret River side-trips: Yallingup Beach (in Yallingup) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dunsborough). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Gabriel Chocolate, identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm, kick back and relax at Gnarabup Beach, and learn about winemaking at Vasse Felix Winery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Margaret River day trip planning website .

You can drive from Fremantle to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

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Cowaramup, Dunsborough, Yallingup, Willespie, Surfers Point
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay

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.
On the 13th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, then stroll through Emu Point, and then kick back and relax at Little Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Princess Royal Fortress, kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, and then take a stroll around Albany Town Hall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Albany tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daytime highs in Albany are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

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Princess Royal Fortress ©
Princess Royal Fortress
The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum ©
The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum
Albany Town Hall ©
Albany Town Hall

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