9 days in Australia Itinerary

9 days in Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
1
Perth
— 1 night
taxi + ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Rottnest Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Dunsborough
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Perth

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the activities along Tomato Lake and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Forge Farm Riding School.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth travel route website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Perth. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Tomato Lake
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Forge Farm Riding School ©
Forge Farm Riding School
Tomato Lake ©
Tomato Lake

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nights
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. On the 21st (Sun), explore the galleries of Salt Store Gallery and Exhibition Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Longreach Bay, then kick back and relax at Ricey Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Porpoise Bay.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rottnest Island vacation 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 July, daily temperatures in Rottnest Island can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dunsborough.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Ricey Beach ©
Ricey Beach
Cathedral Rocks ©
Cathedral Rocks
Henrietta Rocks ©
Henrietta Rocks

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night
Dunsborough

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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for gifts at Eagle Bay Olives and then explore the striking landscape of Cape Naturaliste Walking Trails.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dunsborough trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Rottnest Island to Dunsborough in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Trails Outdoors Nature
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Eagle Bay Olives ©
Eagle Bay Olives

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nights
Margaret River

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.
On the 24th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Providore.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Margaret River trip planner.

You can drive from Dunsborough to Margaret River in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Giants Cave, Providore, Surfers Point
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Giants Cave ©
Giants Cave
Surfers Point ©
Surfers Point

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Peaceful Bay, take in the dramatic natural features at Elephant Rocks, and then make a trip to Mt Melville Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Granite Skywalk and then take in the awesome beauty at Bluff Knoll.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Albany trip planner .

Getting from Margaret River to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Denmark, Nanarup Beach, Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock, Bluff Knoll
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Bluff Knoll ©
Bluff Knoll
Elephant Rocks ©
Elephant Rocks
Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock ©
Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock

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