11 days in Western Australia Itinerary

11 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Australia holiday builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Perth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Esperance
— 3 nights
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Perth

— 2 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). There's still lots to do: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, get in on the family fun at Adventure World, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Perth trip builder.

Sydney to Perth is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sydney to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect nights in Perth to be slightly colder, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks

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Margaret River

— 3 nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Meelup Beach in Dunsborough (about 44 minutes away). Spend the 12th (Wed) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. On the 14th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. It doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Busselton Jetty and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Grove Distillery & Brewery.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Margaret River trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Perth to Margaret River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Side Trips

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Albany

— 2 nights
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 15th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach and then see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then do a tasting at Singlefile Wines, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Greens Pool.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Albany holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Esperance.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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Esperance

— 3 nights
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. On the 17th (Mon), kick back and relax at Blue Haven Beach, explore and take pictures at Great Ocean Drive, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Twilight Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Cape Le Grand National Park.

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Traveling by car from Albany to Esperance takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Esperance are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature
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Western Australia travel guide

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Western Australia's almost 12,000 km (7,450 mi) of coastline is broken up only by oasis-like towns and cities. Most of the state, however, is an arid region of mostly uninhabited, infertile land with an untamed physical aesthetic. The harsh climate cultivates a laid-back lifestyle centered on the coast’s shaded enclaves and picturesque beaches. Australia’s largest state, with an area of 2.65 million sq km (1 million sq mi), Western Australia contains over a third of the country’s landmass but just 11 percent of its population.