17 days in Western Australia Itinerary

17 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Fremantle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Mandurah
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Bunbury
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Busselton
— Few hours
bus:  30​min
6
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Pemberton
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
8
Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Albany
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
10
Hyden
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
11
Ellenbrook
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Singapore

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Elizabeth Quay, Cottesloe Beach, Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, stop by London Court, then make a trip to Elizabeth Quay, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Watertown Brand Outlet Centre. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, then take some stellar pictures from Crawley Edge Boatshed, and then stroll through Cottesloe Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Perth trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Perth is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in July: high temperatures in Perth hover around 21°C and lows are around 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Fremantle.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

2
nights
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rottnest Island Visitor Centre as well as WA Shipwrecks Museum. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Fremantle Markets, contemplate the long history of The Fremantle Round House, and then take an in-depth tour of WA Shipwrecks Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get all the information you need at Rottnest Island Visitor Centre.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fremantle holiday builder website .

Fremantle is very close to Perth. In July, daytime highs in Fremantle are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for Mandurah.

Things to do in Fremantle

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rottnest Island Visitor Centre
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Fremantle Markets ©
Fremantle Markets
WA Shipwrecks Museum ©
WA Shipwrecks Museum
The Fremantle Round House ©
The Fremantle Round House

few
hours
Mandurah

Mandurah ©
Mandurah is a coastal city in Western Australia, situated approximately 72km south of the state capital, Perth. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mandurah Cruises. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Mandurah Cruises.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mandurah trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fremantle to Mandurah takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Mandurah can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bunbury.

Things to do in Mandurah

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Mandurah Cruises ©
Mandurah Cruises

1
night
Bunbury

Bunbury ©
Bunbury is a growing city that attracts young workers, who in turn have fostered a vibrant nightlife.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Marlston Hill Lookout Tower as well as Bunbury Farmers Market. On the 30th (Tue), savor the flavors at Bunbury Farmers Market and then enjoy breathtaking views from Marlston Hill Lookout Tower.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bunbury tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Mandurah to Bunbury by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Busselton.

Things to do in Bunbury

Shopping
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Bunbury Farmers Market ©
Bunbury Farmers Market
Marlston Hill Lookout Tower ©
Marlston Hill Lookout Tower

few
hours
Busselton

Busselton ©
With a reputation for making things convenient and comfortable for visitors, Busselton has been voted Australia's best tourist town several times.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Busselton Jetty as well as Canal Rocks. On the 31st (Wed), take a leisurely stroll along Busselton Jetty and then explore the striking landscape at Canal Rocks.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Busselton online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bunbury to Busselton in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Margaret River.

Things to do in Busselton

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Canal Rocks
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Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Canal Rocks ©
Canal Rocks

3
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Jewel Cave, Margaret River Farmers Market, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Surfers Point and Providore.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Busselton to Margaret River by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Pemberton.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Augusta, Surfers Point, Lake Cave, Margaret River Chocolate Company, Providore
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Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point
Voyager Estate ©
Voyager Estate
Margaret River Farmers Market ©
Margaret River Farmers Market

1
night
Pemberton

Pemberton ©
Go to Pemberton to enjoy beautiful natural surroundings, nearby national parks, and local wines.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gloucester Tree as well as Pemberton Visitor Centre.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pemberton trip planner .

Getting from Margaret River to Pemberton by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Denmark.

Things to do in Pemberton

Museums
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Pemberton Visitor Centre ©
Pemberton Visitor Centre
Gloucester Tree ©
Gloucester Tree

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Elephant Rocks, Greens Pool and Valley of the Giants Tree Tops Walk. On the 4th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Valley of the Giants Tree Tops Walk, kick back and relax at Greens Pool, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Elephant Rocks.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Denmark road trip planning site .

Drive from Pemberton to Denmark in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Denmark, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for Albany.

Things to do in Denmark

Parks Beaches Nature
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Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Valley of the Giants Tree Tops Walk ©

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Gap and Natural Bridge as well as Albany Wind Farm. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to Albany Wind Farm and then explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Albany day trip planner.

You can drive from Denmark to Albany in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hyden.

Things to do in Albany

Nature Parks
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The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge
Albany Wind Farm ©
Albany Wind Farm

1
night
Hyden

Hyden ©
The town of Hyden is located 292 km east-southeast of Perth, Western Australia in the Shire of Kondinin. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Wave Rock.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hyden driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Albany to Hyden in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ellenbrook.

Things to do in Hyden

Nature Parks

Side Trip

York Visitors Centre
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Wave Rock ©
Wave Rock
York Visitors Centre ©
York Visitors Centre

3
nights
Ellenbrook

Ellenbrook ©
You've added Sandalford Wines Swan Valley, Margaret River Chocolate Company, The Pinnacles Desert, and other attractions to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to DFO Perth in Perth (about 32 minutes away).

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ellenbrook trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hyden to Ellenbrook takes 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ellenbrook can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ellenbrook

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Cervantes, Herne Hill, DFO Perth, Margaret River Chocolate Company, Lancelin Sand Dunes
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Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Lancelin Sand Dunes ©
Lancelin Sand Dunes
The House of Honey ©
The House of Honey

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