21 days in Western Australia Itinerary

21 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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21 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  44​h
1
Fremantle
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Busselton
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Fremantle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Pemberton
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Perth
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
8
Fremantle
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Point Peron and then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison.

To find out how to plan a trip to Fremantle, use our trip itinerary maker.

Sydney to Fremantle is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in October since evenings lows in Fremantle dip to 12°C. You'll set off for Busselton on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Fremantle

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Point Peron
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Point Peron ©
Point Peron
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

1
night
Busselton

With a reputation for making things convenient and comfortable for visitors, Busselton has been voted Australia's best tourist town several times.
On the 15th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Geographe Bay.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Busselton trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Fremantle to Busselton takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Margaret River.

Things to do in Busselton

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Geographe Bay
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Geographe Bay ©
Geographe Bay

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gnarabup Beach and Margaret River Mouth Beach. Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Water wheel will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Hamelin Bay Jetty (in Hamelin Bay) and Yallingup (Injidup Beach & Smiths Beach). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre, steep yourself in history at Ellensbrook, and do a tasting at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Margaret River online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Busselton to Margaret River by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Fremantle.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Augusta, Hamelin Bay Jetty, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door
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Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre ©
Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre
Smiths Beach ©
Smiths Beach
Gnarabup Beach ©
Gnarabup Beach

3
nights
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
On the 20th (Sat), stroll through Silver Sands Beach, tour the water at your own pace with Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire, then appreciate the history behind Mandurah War Memorial, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Blythewood. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle, then stroll through Warnbro Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Point Peron.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fremantle travel planner .

Drive from Margaret River to Fremantle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pemberton.

Things to do in Fremantle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mandurah, Warnbro Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Old Blythewood, Point Peron
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
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Silver Sands Beach ©
Silver Sands Beach
Point Peron ©
Point Peron
Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire ©
Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire

2
nights
Pemberton

Pemberton ©
Go to Pemberton to enjoy beautiful natural surroundings, nearby national parks, and local wines.
For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pemberton trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fremantle to Pemberton takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Pemberton

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Pemberton Mountain Bike Park ©
Pemberton Mountain Bike Park
Big Brook Dam ©
Big Brook Dam
Cowboy Up Trail Rides ©
Cowboy Up Trail Rides

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Kalgan River and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bluff Knoll. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Shelley Beach, then kick back and relax at Greens Pool, and then admire the landmark architecture of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Albany itinerary builder .

You can drive from Pemberton to Albany in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Albany sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Bluff Knoll
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
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Bluff Knoll ©
Bluff Knoll
Shelley Beach ©
Shelley Beach
Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool

2
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.
On the 27th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, stroll through City Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bells Rapids Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Matilda Bay Reserve and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Albany to Perth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Albany in October: highs in Perth hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fremantle.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Bells Rapids Park, Matilda Bay Reserve, City Beach
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City Beach ©
City Beach
Matilda Bay Reserve ©
Matilda Bay Reserve
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

2
nights
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
On the 28th (Sun), hunt for treasures at Fremantle Markets. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Silver Sands Beach, see Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

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Fremantle is just a short distance from Perth. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Fremantle

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Mandurah
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
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Silver Sands Beach ©
Silver Sands Beach
Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire ©
Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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