9 days in Western Australia Itinerary

9 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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9 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h
1
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
On the 13th (Fri), kick back and relax at Little Beach, then step aboard Replica of the Brig Amity, and then kick back and relax at Greens Pool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, then get interesting insight from Tours, then explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and finally pause for some photo ops at Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany sightseeing planner.

Sydney to Albany is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Sydney to Albany, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Albany at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Greens Pool
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Busselton (Busselton Jetty & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Augusta (Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Jewel Cave). There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, look for gifts at Whirlwind Olives and Oil, Head underground at Lake Cave, and learn about winemaking at Island Brook Estate Winery.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River tour planner.

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Busselton, Augusta, Lake Cave, Island Brook Estate Winery, Whirlwind Olives and Oil
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Food Tours

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Perth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Nosh Gourmet Food & Gifts
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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