12 days in Western Australia Itinerary

12 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Perth
— 2 nights
2
Margaret River
— 3 nights
3
Albany
— 3 nights
4
Esperance
— 3 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Warnbro Beach and Cottesloe Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Swan River and Scarborough Beach. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah). There's much more to do: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Mettam's Pool, snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Perth. January in Perth sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Meelup Beach and Lake Cave. We've included these beaches for you: Hamelin Bay and Yallingup Beach. Spend the 9th (Sat) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, learn about winemaking at Island Brook Estate Winery, and take a leisurely stroll along Busselton Jetty.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Yallingup Beach, Meelup Beach, Island Brook Estate Winery, Busselton Jetty
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Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Beer Tastings & Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Greens Pool and Emu Point. Escape the urban bustle at Little Beach and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Venture out of the city with trips to Denmark (Elephant Rocks & Lights Beach). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, kick back and relax at Goode Beach, and stroll through Middleton Beach.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. January in Albany sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Denmark
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

3
nights
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Visiting Cape Le Grand National Park and Ten Mile Lagoon will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Twilight Bay and West Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Great Ocean Drive, make a trip to Ten Mile Lagoon Wind Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Haven Beach, and stroll through Fourth Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Esperance travel route website.

Drive from Albany to Esperance in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. January in Esperance sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Twilight Bay ©
Twilight Bay
Great Ocean Drive ©
Great Ocean Drive

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