15 days in Western Australia Itinerary

15 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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Perth
— 2 nights
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Margaret River
— 2 nights
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Denmark
— 1 night
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Albany
— 1 night
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Hopetoun
— 1 night
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Esperance
— 2 nights
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Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 1 night
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Hyden
— 1 night
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Perth
— 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.
On the 7th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River and then get great views at Bilya Kard Boodja Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, make a trip to Winthrop Hall, then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Perth trip planner.

Sydney to Perth is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In August in Perth, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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Margaret River

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Lake Cave, Head underground at Jewel Cave, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, and finally look for gifts at Christmas in Karridale.

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Drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Denmark.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

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Denmark

— 1 night
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
On the 11th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Duckett's Mill Winery and Denmark Farmhouse Cheese, then do a tasting at Singlefile Wines, then explore the striking landscape at Elephant Rocks, and finally stroll through Greens Pool.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Denmark journey maker tool.

Getting from Margaret River to Denmark by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Denmark can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Denmark

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Nature
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Albany

— 1 night
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 12th (Thu), see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Albany road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Denmark to Albany takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Albany, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hopetoun.

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Hopetoun

— 1 night
Hopetoun is a town on the south coast of Western Australia in the Shire of Ravensthorpe. On the 13th (Fri), hike along East Mount Barren, then enjoy the sand and surf at Barrens Beach, and then make a trip to Ravensthorpe Silo Art.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hopetoun online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Albany to Hopetoun in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Hopetoun

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

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Esperance

— 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Cape Le Grand National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Esperance Stonehenge, stroll through Lucky Bay, then don't miss a visit to Esperance Whale Tail, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Anything & Everything Esperance.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Esperance trip builder.

Traveling by car from Hopetoun to Esperance takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Esperance can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Things to do in Esperance

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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Kalgoorlie-Boulder

— 1 night
Kalgoorlie, part of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, is a city in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, Australia, located 595km east-northeast of Perth at the end of the Great Eastern Highway. On the 16th (Mon), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Hannans North Tourist Mine, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Goldfields, then get great views at Mount Charlotte Reservoir and Lookout, and finally go deep underground at The Superpit.

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Getting from Esperance to Kalgoorlie-Boulder by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hyden.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Museums
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Hyden

— 1 night
The town of Hyden is located 292 km east-southeast of Perth, Western Australia in the Shire of Kondinin. On the 17th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Mulka's Cave, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hippo's Yawn, then take in the dramatic natural features at Wave Rock, and finally pause for some photo ops at Scrap Iron Sculptures.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hyden trip planner.

Getting from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Hyden by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Perth.

Things to do in Hyden

Nature · Parks
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Perth

— 3 nights

City of Light

Change things up with a short trip to Fremantle Markets in Fremantle (about 32 minutes away). Dedicate the 18th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Enjoy Perth some more: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Perth Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, examine the collection at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Caversham Wildlife Park.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Perth road trip planner.

Drive from Hyden to Perth in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.