20 days in Western Australia & Melbourne Itinerary

20 days in Western Australia & Melbourne Itinerary

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20 days in Western Australia & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Amritsar

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle (about 32 minutes away). Dedicate the 5th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, and examine the collection at The Nostalgia Box Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Perth trip itinerary maker .

Amritsar, India to Perth is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amritsar in March: high temperatures in Perth hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Prison, Perth Zoo
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough), Busselton Jetty (in Busselton) and Yallingup (Ngilgi Cave & Canal Rocks). Spend the 6th (Wed) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, do a tasting at Cape Grace Wines, and explore the activities along Bunker Bay.

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You can drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yallingup, Dunsborough, Jewel Cave, Cape Grace Wines, Lake Cave
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Food Tours
Beer Tastings & Tours
Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty

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: Denmark (Greens Pool, Elephant Rocks, & more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, kick back and relax at Little Beach, and admire all the interesting features of Replica of the Brig Amity.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Albany online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. March in Albany sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Denmark
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 40 min away. Dedicate the 18th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire.

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Fly from Albany to Melbourne in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In March in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

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