7 days in Perth & Rottnest Island Itinerary

7 days in Perth & Rottnest Island Itinerary

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7 days in Perth & Rottnest Island Itinerary

Start: Perth
1
Perth
— 4 nights
train + ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Rottnest Island
— 2 nights
ferry + train:  1​h 30​min
End: Perth

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Perth Zoo and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of Perth to go to Fremantle and see Fremantle Prison, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of The Bell Tower, snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay, and appreciate the history behind State War Memorial.

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

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Perth International Airport. In September in Perth, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Adventure World Perth Australia, Fremantle Prison, Perth Zoo, Cottesloe Beach
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Adventure World Perth Australia ©
Adventure World Perth Australia
Perth Zoo ©
Perth Zoo

2
nights
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Bring the kids along to Salmon Bay and The Basin. Get out of town with these interesting Rottnest Island side-trips: Fremantle Markets (in Fremantle) and Perth (Food Tours & Fraser Avenue Lookout). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Rottnest Island Museum and stroll through Jeannies Lookout.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rottnest Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train and ferry from Perth to Rottnest Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 14th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Perth, Fremantle Markets
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:
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The Basin ©
The Basin
Food Tours
Fremantle Markets ©
Fremantle Markets

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