19 days in Western Australia Itinerary

19 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bunbury
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Pemberton
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Albany
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Bridgetown
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Sydney

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Fremantle (Fremantle Prison, Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, & more) and Penguin Island (in Rockingham). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, and take in the views from Elizabeth Quay.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planner .

Sydney to Perth is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Perth. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect nights in Perth to be slightly colder, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bunbury.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Perth Zoo, Scarborough Beach, Penguin Island
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

3
nights
Bunbury

Bunbury ©
Bunbury is a growing city that attracts young workers, who in turn have fostered a vibrant nightlife.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bunbury: Gnomesville (in Wellington Mill) and Donnybrook (Barrecas Winery & Apple FunPark). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Lyndendale Gallery, get great views at Boulters Heights, stop by Taffy's, and browse the fresh offerings at Bunbury Farmers Market.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bunbury day trip site .

You can drive from Perth to Bunbury in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Bunbury

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Donnybrook, Dardanup, Gnomesville
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Koombana Bay ©
Koombana Bay
Lyndendale Gallery ©
Lyndendale Gallery
Bunbury Wildlife Park ©
Bunbury Wildlife Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Lake Cave and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River trip app .

Traveling by car from Bunbury to Margaret River takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Pemberton.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Tours, #Nature, #Parks
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

1
night
Pemberton

Pemberton
Go to Pemberton to enjoy beautiful natural surroundings, nearby national parks, and local wines.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of The Pemberton Visitor Centre & Museum, don't miss a visit to Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree, then see human ingenuity at work at Big Brook Dam, and finally don't miss a visit to Gloucester Tree. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Beedelup National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pemberton trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Pemberton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Pemberton

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Greens Pool (in Denmark) and Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm, and take some stellar pictures from Rotary Lookout Albany.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Albany trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Pemberton to Albany takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bridgetown.

Things to do in Albany

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cheynes Beach, Greens Pool
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Cheynes Beach ©
Cheynes Beach

1
night
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. On the 16th (Sat), look for gifts at Ooh la Lollipop, then don't miss a visit to Wag Walters Emporium, then experience rural life at Cambray Cheese, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Valley Tree Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bridgetown trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Albany to Bridgetown by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Perth.

Things to do in Bridgetown

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Shopping

Side Trips

Golden Valley Tree Park, Cambray Cheese
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Golden Valley Tree Park ©
Golden Valley Tree Park
Ooh la Lollipop ©
Ooh la Lollipop
Wag Walters Emporium ©
Wag Walters Emporium

2
nights
Perth

Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind The Bell Tower, take in the waterfront activity at Hillarys Boat Harbour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Perth trip maker .

Getting from Bridgetown to Perth by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Tours, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Hillarys Boat Harbour
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Hillarys Boat Harbour ©
Hillarys Boat Harbour

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