44 days in Australia Itinerary

44 days in Australia Itinerary

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44 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Cervantes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Fremantle
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Serpentine
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bunbury
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Busselton
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Margaret River
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Denmark
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Albany
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  2​h 45​min
9
Cottesloe
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
10
Perth
— 8 nights
End: Perth

2
nights
Cervantes

Cervantes ©
Cervantes is a town in Western Australia off Indian Ocean Drive about 198km north-north-west of the state capital, Perth in the Shire of Dandaragan local government area. Step out of Cervantes to go to Badgingarra and see Badgingarra National Park, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Nambung National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Pinnacles Desert, enjoy the sand and surf at Hangover Bay, and don't miss a visit to Emu Downs Wind Farm.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cervantes itinerary planner.

Perth to Cervantes is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fremantle.

Things to do in Cervantes

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Badgingarra National Park
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The Pinnacles Desert ©
The Pinnacles Desert
Nambung National Park ©
Nambung National Park
Badgingarra National Park ©
Badgingarra National Park

6
nights
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fremantle: Rockingham (Penguin Island, Palm Beach, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, make a trip to The Fremantle Round House, kick back and relax at Port Beach, and examine the collection at The Shipwreck Galleries.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Fremantle trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cervantes to Fremantle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Serpentine.

Things to do in Fremantle

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Rockingham, Coogee Beach
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Fremantle Markets ©
Fremantle Markets
Penguin Island ©
Penguin Island

3
nights
Serpentine

Serpentine ©
Serpentine is a town located 55km south-southeast of Perth, the capital of Western Australia, and 7 km south of Mundijong.Serpentine is located on the South Western Railway between Perth and Bunbury, and was one of the original stations when the line was opened in 1893. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Serpentine: Henley Brook (Old Young's Distillery & Swan Valley Cuddly Animal Farm), Illusionary Art (in Herne Hill) and Millendon (Tyler's Vineyard, Fig Tree Estate, & more). Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Serpentine National Park. There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Upper Reach Winery.

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You can drive from Fremantle to Serpentine in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Serpentine can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bunbury.

Things to do in Serpentine

#Nature, #Parks, #Wineries

Side Trips

Millendon, Henley Brook, Illusionary Art, Upper Reach Winery
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Serpentine National Park ©
Serpentine National Park
Tyler's Vineyard ©
Tyler's Vineyard
Fig Tree Estate ©
Fig Tree Estate

3
nights
Bunbury

Bunbury ©
Bunbury is a growing city that attracts young workers, who in turn have fostered a vibrant nightlife.
Get out of town with these interesting Bunbury side-trips: Binningup Beach (in Binningup) and Gnomesville (in Wellington Mill). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Koombana Bay, take in the dramatic natural features at Wyalup-Rocky Point, take some stellar pictures from Boulters Heights, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hungry Hollow Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bunbury trip maker .

Traveling by car from Serpentine to Bunbury takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Busselton.

Things to do in Bunbury

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Gnomesville, Binningup Beach
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Koombana Bay ©
Koombana Bay
Bunbury Wildlife Park ©
Bunbury Wildlife Park
Gnomesville ©
Gnomesville

5
nights
Busselton

Busselton ©
With a reputation for making things convenient and comfortable for visitors, Busselton has been voted Australia's best tourist town several times.
Explore Busselton's surroundings by going to Dunsborough (Christian Fletcher Gallery, Meelup Beach, & more), Wise Wine (in Eagle Bay) and Yallingup (Yallingup Beach, Cape Naturaliste Vineyard, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Busselton Jetty, explore the activities along Bunker Bay, and steep yourself in history at Wonnerup.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Busselton sightseeing planner .

Getting from Bunbury to Busselton by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Busselton

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Yallingup, Dunsborough, Bunker Bay, Wise Wine
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay

6
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 Margaret River's surroundings by going to Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). Spend the 6th (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's still lots to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, learn about winemaking at Brookwood Estate, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and browse the fresh offerings at Margaret River Farmers Market.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River day trip planning website .

Getting from Busselton to Margaret River by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Denmark.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Tours, #Parks, #Wineries

Side Trips

Wilyabrup, Cowaramup, Augusta, Whirlwind Olives and Oil, Margaret River Chocolate Company
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

4
nights
Denmark

Denmark ©
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
Venture out of the city with trips to Walpole (Walpole-Nornalup National Park, Tree Top Walk, & more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Greens Pool, learn about winemaking at Singlefile Wines, stroll through Shelley Beach, and stop by Dark Side Chocolates.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Denmark trip maker tool .

You can drive from Margaret River to Denmark in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Denmark

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Walpole, South Coast WoodWorks Gallery
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Tree Top Walk ©
Tree Top Walk
Walpole-Nornalup National Park ©
Walpole-Nornalup National Park

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Albany side-trips: Castle Rock (in Porongurup National Park) and Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm, and kick back and relax at Emu Point.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Albany trip planner.

Getting from Denmark to Albany by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cottesloe.

Things to do in Albany

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Castle Rock, Bluff Knoll
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The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Bluff Knoll ©
Bluff Knoll

1
night
Cottesloe

Cottesloe ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach, don't miss a visit to Perth War Cemetery and Annex, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cottesloe route planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Albany to Cottesloe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Cottesloe, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Cottesloe

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Perth War Cemetery and Annex, City Beach
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Upper Reach Winery (in Baskerville), Whiteman (Caversham Wildlife Park & Whiteman Park) and Illusionary Art (in Herne Hill). Dedicate the 27th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Pack the 28th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure World Perth Australia. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, meet the residents at Perth Zoo, and explore the activities along Swan River.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth trip maker tool .

Perth is very close to Cottesloe. May in Perth sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Millendon, Whiteman, Henley Brook, Adventure World Perth Australia, Illusionary Art
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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