60 days in Western Australia Itinerary

60 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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60 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
train + ferry:  1​h 15​min
1
Rottnest Island
— 6 nights
ferry + train:  1​h 15​min
2
Perth
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Bunbury
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dunsborough
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Albany
— 8 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Esperance
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Exmouth
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Geraldton
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Perth

6
nights
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Rottnest Island is known for beaches, nature, historic sites, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through West End, head outdoors with Little Armstrong Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Little Parakeet Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Parakeet Bay.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rottnest Island planning website .

Perth to Rottnest Island is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of train and ferry. You can also do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ricey Beach ©
Ricey Beach
Parakeet Bay ©
Parakeet Bay
Little Armstrong Bay ©
Little Armstrong Bay

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.
Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Red Umbrella Art Gallery (in South Fremantle), Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). Dedicate the 10th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 12th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, explore the activities along Swan River, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Fremantle History Walking Tour.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Perth road trip website .

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Rottnest Island to Perth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Perth are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bunbury.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Railway Reserve Heritage Trail, Pinnaroo Point Beach, Munda Biddi Trail, Kwinana Adventure Playground
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

7
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: Old Blythewood (in Pinjarra), Lake Navarino Forest Park (in Waroona) and Lane Pool Reserve (in Dwellingup). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Barrecas Winery, steep yourself in history at Harvey Internment Camp Memorial Shrine, look for all kinds of wild species at Manea Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Preston.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bunbury holiday app .

You can drive from Perth to Bunbury in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Dunsborough.

Things to do in Bunbury

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Donnybrook, Harvey, Australind, Dardanup, Boyanup
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 22:
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Lane Pool Reserve ©
Lane Pool Reserve
Barrecas Winery ©
Barrecas Winery
Forrest Park Miniature Railway Bunbury ©

7
nights
Dunsborough

Dunsborough is a coastal town in the South West of Western Australia, 254km south of Perth on the shores of Geographe Bay.Dunsborough is a popular tourist destination for Western Australians; in 1999 it was voted the state's best tourist destination and in 2013 awarded the Top Tourism Award for Population Under 5,000. Change things up with these side-trips from Dunsborough: Brookwood Estate (in Cowaramup), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Busselton) and Margaret River (Beer Tastings & Tours, Food Tours, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Busselton Jetty, Head underground at Lake Cave, learn about winemaking at Carpe Diem Vineyards, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bunker Bay.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dunsborough road trip planner .

You can drive from Bunbury to Dunsborough in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Margaret River, Yallingup, Wilyabrup, Busselton
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Food Tours

8
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.
Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Denmark (Prawn Rock Channel, Greens Pool, & more), Waychinicup National Park (in Cheynes) and Stirling Range National Park (Bluff Knoll & Toolbrunup Peak). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, don't miss a visit to Field of Light: Avenue of Honour, enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kalgan River.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Albany journey planner.

Traveling by car from Dunsborough to Albany takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Albany are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Stirling Range National Park, Waychinicup National Park, Nanarup Beach
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 6:
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

8
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. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Cape Le Grand National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Twilight Bay, cruise along Great Ocean Drive, kick back and relax at Hellfire Bay, and identify plant and animal life at Thistle Cove.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Esperance trip planner .

Getting from Albany to Esperance by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive

7
nights
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Mandu Mandu Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Turquoise Bay, and stroll through Wobiri Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Exmouth trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Esperance to Exmouth by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Esperance in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Exmouth: highs are around 44°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Range National Park, Ningaloo Reef
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 21:
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

7
nights
Geraldton

Geraldton ©
Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. Venture out of the city with trips to Kalbarri (Island Rock & Natural Bridge, Zuytdorp Cliffs, & more), South Beach (in Port Denison) and Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground (in Northampton). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at HMAS Sydney II Memorial, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Geraldton, examine the collection at The Tin Heads, and step off the mainland to explore Abrolhos Islands.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Geraldton holiday builder site .

Traveling by flight from Exmouth to Geraldton takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In January, Geraldton is little chillier than Exmouth - with highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geraldton

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kalbarri, Greenough, Kalbarri National Park, Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground, Abrolhos Islands
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Back Beach ©
Back Beach
HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial
Museum of Geraldton ©
Museum of Geraldton

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