9 days in Perth, Fremantle & Rottnest Island Itinerary

9 days in Perth, Fremantle & Rottnest Island Itinerary

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9 days in Perth, Fremantle & Rottnest Island Itinerary

Start: Perth
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Fremantle
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
3
Rottnest Island
— 3 nights
ferry + train:  1​h 15​min
End: Perth

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Explore Tours Perth, Travel Western Australia and Swan River. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Warnbro Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Fremantle Markets (in Fremantle) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach and pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary planning site .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Perth International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll set off for Fremantle on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Perth

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Warnbro Beach, Fremantle Markets, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Fremantle Markets ©
Fremantle Markets
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
You've now added Whale Watch Western Australia to your itinerary. On the 14th (Thu), take a tour by water with Whale Watch Western Australia, stroll through Cottesloe Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Fremantle Prison, and finally see the interesting displays at The Shipwreck Galleries. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the exciting artwork at Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, then steep yourself in history at The Fremantle Round House, then see the interesting displays at Western Australian Maritime Museum, and finally shop like a local with Fremantle Markets.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fremantle trip site .

Fremantle is just a short distance from Perth. In November in Fremantle, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Fremantle

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fremantle Markets ©
Fremantle Markets

3
nights
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Get outdoors at Parakeet Bay and The Basin. Get some historical perspective at Wadjemup Lighthouse and Bathurst Lighthouse. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Salmon Bay, contemplate the long history of Oliver Hill Battery, identify plant and animal life at Fish Hook Bay, and see the vivid underwater world at Cathedral Rocks.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rottnest Island route planner .

Rottnest Island is very close to Fremantle. November in Rottnest Island sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Basin ©
The Basin
Parakeet Bay ©
Parakeet Bay
Cathedral Rocks ©
Cathedral Rocks

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