13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
1
Perth
— Few hours
2
Bunbury
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
3
Busselton
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mount Barker
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Pemberton
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Fremantle
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
9
Rottnest Island
— Few hours
ferry:  1​h 30​min
10
Perth
— 2 nights
End: Perth

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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 where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Perth route builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Perth. In September, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Bunbury.

Things to do in Perth

Historic Sites
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St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

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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 19th (Thu): stop by Taffy's and then soothe aching muscles at Gravity Etc.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bunbury day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Perth to Bunbury takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Busselton.

Things to do in Bunbury

Spas Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Gravity Etc
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Gravity Etc ©
Gravity Etc
Taffy's ©
Taffy's

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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.
To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Busselton trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Bunbury to Busselton in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for Mount Barker on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Busselton

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Mount Barker

Mount Barker ©
Mount Barker is a town on the Albany Highway and is the administrative centre of the Shire of Plantagenet in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Poacher’s Ridge.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Barker trip planner .

Drive from Busselton to Mount Barker in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Mount Barker are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Mount Barker

Wineries
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Poacher’s Ridge ©
Poacher’s Ridge

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): make a trip to Padre White Lookout and then explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Shelley Beach and then stroll through Little Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Albany travel route site .

You can drive from Mount Barker to Albany in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Albany are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Pemberton.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Denmark
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Forest Hill Vineyard ©
Forest Hill Vineyard
Spas & Wellness

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Pemberton

Pemberton ©
Go to Pemberton to enjoy beautiful natural surroundings, nearby national parks, and local wines.
On the 23rd (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Gloucester Tree, get answers to all your questions at The Pemberton Visitor Centre & Museum, and then do a tasting at Mountford Organic Wines home of Tangletoe Cidery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pemberton trip planning site .

You can drive from Albany to Pemberton in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Pemberton

Wineries Museums
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Gloucester Tree ©
Gloucester Tree
The Pemberton Visitor Centre & Museum ©

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Surfers Point and Voyager Estate. Go for a jaunt from Margaret River to Yallingup to see Injidup Beach about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Brookwood Estate and kick back and relax at Margaret River Mouth Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Pemberton to Margaret River takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Fremantle.

Things to do in Margaret River

Wineries Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Wilyabrup, Injidup Beach, Redgate Wines, Surfers Point
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Brookwood Estate ©
Brookwood Estate
Vasse Felix Winery ©
Vasse Felix Winery
Providore ©
Providore

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Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
On the 27th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Fremantle Markets, enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wesley Church Fremantle. Keep things going the next day: stroll through South Beach Recreation Reserve, explore the galleries of Fremantle Prison, and then don't miss a visit to Monument Hill War Memorial.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fremantle road trip planning app .

Getting from Margaret River to Fremantle by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Fremantle can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Fremantle

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Cottesloe Beach
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
South Beach Recreation Reserve ©
South Beach Recreation Reserve

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Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the gorgeous colors at Cathedral Rocks and then play a few rounds at Rottnest Island Country Club.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rottnest Island trip itinerary builder app .

Rottnest Island is just a stone's throw from Fremantle. In September, daytime highs in Rottnest Island are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Perth.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Outdoors Golf Parks
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Rottnest Island Country Club ©
Rottnest Island Country Club
Cathedral Rocks ©
Cathedral Rocks

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Perth

Perth ©
On the 29th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Greek Orthodox Church of Evangelismos.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Perth trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Rottnest Island to Perth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

City Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Kings Park War Memorial ©
Kings Park War Memorial
Aspects of Kings Park ©
Aspects of Kings Park

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