8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
train + ferry:  1​h 15​min
2
Rottnest Island
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Kalbarri
— 1 day
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h
4
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get your game on at Elizabeth Quay Carousel and then take in the views from Elizabeth Quay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Swan River, stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then appreciate the history behind State War Memorial.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planner .

Sydney to Perth is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. August in Perth sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fremantle
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

1
night
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. On the 4th (Sun), head outdoors with Little Armstrong Bay, then identify plant and animal life at Fish Hook Bay, and then visit a coastal fixture at Wadjemup Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rottnest Island trip planner .

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. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kalbarri.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Little Armstrong Bay ©
Little Armstrong Bay
Wadjemup Lighthouse ©
Wadjemup Lighthouse

1
day
Kalbarri

Kalbarri ©
Isolated and lapped at by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the town of Kalbarri boasts a picturesque location amid the dunes and sands of westerly Western Australia.
On the 5th (Mon), get great views at The Loop and Z Bend Gorge, get great views at Red Bluff, then take in the dramatic natural features at Island Rock & Natural Bridge, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalbarri tour builder tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Rottnest Island to Kalbarri in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Kalbarri

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kalbarri National Park
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Island Rock & Natural Bridge ©
Island Rock & Natural Bridge
Red Bluff ©
Red Bluff
The Loop and Z Bend Gorge ©
The Loop and Z Bend Gorge

2
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, stroll through Cable Beach, and then stroll the grounds of Japanese Cemetery. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, then see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Broome planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kalbarri to Broome takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

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