21 days in Western Australia Itinerary

21 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  44​h
1
Perth
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pemberton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Walpole
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Denmark
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Esperance
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Hyden
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Merredin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Perth
— Few hours
Drive:  43​h
End: Sydney

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Fremantle (Fremantle Prison, The Fremantle Round House, & more). Dedicate the 18th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, get great views at Fraser Avenue Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, and appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Perth road trip planning site .

Sydney to Perth is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Fremantle, Caversham Wildlife Park, Scarborough Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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.
On the 19th (Tue), savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Perth to Margaret River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pemberton.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lake Cave
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Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

1
night
Pemberton

Pemberton ©
Go to Pemberton to enjoy beautiful natural surroundings, nearby national parks, and local wines.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree, view the masterpieces at Pemberton Fine Woodcraft Gallery, then see human ingenuity at work at Big Brook Dam, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Gloucester Tree. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Diamond Tree, then let little ones run wild at Manjimup Timber Park, and then get engrossed in the history at The Pemberton Visitor Centre & Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pemberton trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Margaret River to Pemberton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Walpole.

Things to do in Pemberton

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Manjimup
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Big Brook Dam ©
Big Brook Dam
Gloucester Tree ©
Gloucester Tree
Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree ©
Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree

1
night
Walpole

Walpole ©
Walpole is a town in the south-western region of Western Australia, located approximately south southeast of Perth and west of Denmark.Location and descriptionWalpole lies very close to the northern point of the 100ha Walpole Inlet, from which it takes its name.The inlet in turn is named for the Walpole River, discovered in 1831 by Captain Thomas Bannister, and named by Governor Stirling for Captain W. For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Walpole tour website .

Traveling by car from Pemberton to Walpole takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Denmark.

Things to do in Walpole

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Valley of the Giants
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Tree Top Walk ©
Tree Top Walk
Valley of the Giants ©
Valley of the Giants
Circular Pool ©
Circular Pool

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), experience rural life at Denmark Animal Farm & Pentland Alpaca Stud, then look for gifts at The Toffee Factory, then explore the striking landscape at Elephant Rocks, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Greens Pool.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Denmark travel app .

Traveling by bus from Walpole to Denmark takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Denmark, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Denmark

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks

2
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.
On the 24th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, then see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and finally appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, and then kick back and relax at Emu Point.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Albany trip planning website .

You can drive from Denmark to Albany in an hour. Another option is to 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 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Little Beach ©
Little Beach

2
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Esperance Whale Tail, take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Drive, then enjoy the sand and surf at Twilight Bay, and finally view the masterpieces at Cindy Poole Glass Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Esperance trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Albany to Esperance takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hyden.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
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Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive
Cindy Poole Glass Gallery ©
Cindy Poole Glass Gallery

1
night
Hyden

Hyden ©
The town of Hyden is located 292 km east-southeast of Perth, Western Australia in the Shire of Kondinin. On the 27th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Hippo's Yawn, explore the striking landscape at Wave Rock, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mulka's Cave.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hyden holiday planner .

You can drive from Esperance to Hyden in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Merredin.

Things to do in Hyden

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

1
night
Merredin

Merredin ©
Merredin is a town in Western Australia, located in the Central Wheatbelt roughly midway between Perth and Kalgoorlie, on Route 94, Great Eastern Highway. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): learn about all things military at Merredin Military Museum, examine the collection at Merredin Railway Museum, then make a trip to Merredin Silo Art, then contemplate the long history of No. 1 Rabbit Proof Fence, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hood Penn Museum. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Bruce Rock Mosaic Pathway and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kokerbin Rock.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Merredin trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Hyden to Merredin takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Perth.

Things to do in Merredin

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bruce Rock, Hood Penn Museum
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Merredin Railway Museum ©
Merredin Railway Museum
Kokerbin Rock ©
Kokerbin Rock
Merredin Military Museum ©
Merredin Military Museum

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hours
Perth

Perth
For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Perth route maker website .

Traveling by car from Merredin to Perth takes 3.5 hours. On the 29th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors Tours Parks
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