18 days in Western Australia Itinerary

18 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Serpentine
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Hyden
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Kojonup
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bridgetown
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
7
Busselton
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Pinjarra
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Fremantle
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
10
Perth
— 2 nights
Drive:  39​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Perth

Perth
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Perth trip maker app .

Melbourne to Perth is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: highs in Perth hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 11°C. You will leave for Corrigin on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
night
Serpentine

Serpentine ©
Serpentine is a town located 55km south-southeast of Perth, the capital of Western Australia, and 7 km south of Mundijong.Serpentine is located on the South Western Railway between Perth and Bunbury, and was one of the original stations when the line was opened in 1893. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Cohunu Koala Park and then get to know the fascinating history of Centenary Log.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Serpentine journey maker tool .

Getting from Perth to Serpentine by car takes about an hour. In May, daytime highs in Serpentine are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hyden.

Things to do in Serpentine

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Centenary Log, Cohunu Koala Park
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Cohunu Koala Park ©
Cohunu Koala Park

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 (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Lace Place, then take in the dramatic natural features at Wave Rock, and then appreciate the history behind Scrap Iron Sculptures. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Mulka's Cave, explore the striking landscape at Hippo's Yawn, then examine the collection at The Miniature Soldier Museum, and finally stop by Wildflower Shoppe.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hyden travel route app .

Getting from Serpentine to Hyden by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kojonup.

Things to do in Hyden

Nature Parks Museums
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Wave Rock ©
Wave Rock
Hippo's Yawn ©
Hippo's Yawn
Mulka's Cave ©
Mulka's Cave

1
night
Kojonup

Kojonup
Kojonup is a town 256 km south-east of Perth, Western Australia along Albany Highway. For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kojonup trip planner.

Drive from Hyden to Kojonup in 3 hours. On the 8th (Tue), you'll travel to Bridgetown.

Things to do in Kojonup

Parks Shopping Museums
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few
hours
Bridgetown

Bridgetown ©
Bridgetown is a town in the South West region of Western Australia, approximately 270km south of Perth on the Blackwood River at the intersection of South Western Highway with Brockman Highway to Nannup and Augusta.HistoryThe area was previously known as Geegelup, which was believed to mean "place of gilgies" in the Noongar Aboriginal language, referring to the fresh water crustaceans that live in the area. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): look for gifts at Ooh la Lollipop, then don't miss a visit to Wag Walters Emporium, and then do a tasting at Sunnyhurst Wines.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bridgetown vacation planner.

You can drive from Kojonup to Bridgetown in 1.5 hours. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Bridgetown

Wineries Shopping
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Sunnyhurst Wines ©
Sunnyhurst Wines
Wag Walters Emporium ©
Wag Walters Emporium
Ooh la Lollipop ©
Ooh la Lollipop

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.
On the 8th (Tue), sample the fine beverages at The Grove Experience. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Hamelin Bay and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Bridgetown to Margaret River takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Busselton.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Margaret River Chocolate Company, Mukau Giftware & Gallery
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Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Food Tours

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Meelup Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Busselton: Ngilgi Cave (in Yallingup), Gnomesville (in Wellington Mill) and Dunsborough (Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse & Eagle Bay Brewery). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Anniebrook Wine and Flower Emporium and experience rural life at Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Busselton travel site .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Busselton takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Pinjarra.

Things to do in Busselton

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dunsborough, Gnomesville, Ngilgi Cave, Anniebrook Wine and Flower Emporium
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park ©
Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park
Ngilgi Cave ©
Ngilgi Cave

1
night
Pinjarra

Pinjarra ©
Pinjarra is a town in the Peel region of Western Australia along the South Western Highway, 86km from the state capital, Perth and 21km south-east of the coastal city of Mandurah. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Pinjarra fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Busselton to Pinjarra takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll set off for Fremantle on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Pinjarra

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mandurah War Memorial
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Old Blythewood ©
Old Blythewood
Mandurah War Memorial ©
Mandurah War Memorial

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nights
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fremantle travel route planner .

You can drive from Mandurah to Fremantle in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 17th (Thu), you're off toPerth.

Things to do in Fremantle

Museums Shopping
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WA Maritime Museum ©
WA Maritime Museum

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, and then identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Perth Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, and then take in the views from Elizabeth Quay.

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You can take a train from Rockingham to Perth in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, Margaret River Chocolate Company, Perth Zoo
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Perth Zoo ©
Perth Zoo
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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