7 days in Rottnest Island & Perth Itinerary

7 days in Rottnest Island & Perth Itinerary

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7 days in Rottnest Island & Perth Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Rottnest Island
— 2 nights
ferry + train:  1​h 15​min
2
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. On the 24th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Parakeet Bay, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Rocks, then kick back and relax at West End, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Jeannies Lookout. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Porpoise Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Salmon Bay, and then kick back and relax at Ricey Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rottnest Island trip itinerary builder .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rottnest Island is an approximately 13-hour flight. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Rottnest Island, with highs around 28°C, while nights are colder with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Parakeet Bay ©
Parakeet Bay
Ricey Beach ©
Ricey Beach
Cathedral Rocks ©
Cathedral Rocks

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Perth side-trips: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower, and contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Perth attractions planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and train from Rottnest Island to Perth in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. October in Perth sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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