15 days in Western Australia Itinerary

15 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Geraldton
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Fremantle
— 3 nights
4
Bunbury
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Margaret River
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Albany
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Kalgoorlie-Boulder ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Questa Casa.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalgoorlie-Boulder tour itinerary planner.

Sydney to Kalgoorlie-Boulder is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Kalgoorlie-Boulder due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in January: highs in Kalgoorlie-Boulder hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Geraldton.

Things to do in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
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Museum of the Goldfields ©
Museum of the Goldfields
Hannans North Tourist Mine ©
Hannans North Tourist Mine
Beaten Track Brewery ©
Beaten Track Brewery

1
night
Geraldton

Geraldton ©
Geraldton is a coastal city in the Mid West region of Western Australia, located 424km north of Perth.At June 2015 Geraldton had an estimated urban population of 39,825. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Geraldton, then steep yourself in history at Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground, and finally examine the collection at The Tin Heads. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at HMAS Sydney II Memorial, browse the exhibits of Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre, steep yourself in history at Central Greenough, then don't miss a visit to The Leaning Trees, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Francis Xavier Cathedral.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Geraldton tour itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Kalgoorlie-Boulder to Geraldton in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Geraldton sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fremantle.

Things to do in Geraldton

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Greenough, Oakabella Homestead, Tea Rooms and Campground
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Museum of Geraldton ©
Museum of Geraldton
HMAS Sydney II Memorial ©
HMAS Sydney II Memorial

3
nights
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Get some cultural insight at Fremantle Prison and Aviation Heritage Museum. Appreciate the collections at Scitech and Art Gallery of Western Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Fremantle side-trips: Perth (The Perth Mint, St. Mary's Cathedral, & more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Fremantle Round House, take a leisurely stroll along Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, look for all kinds of wild species at Matilda Bay Reserve, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Little Creatures.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fremantle vacation builder site .

Traveling by flight from Geraldton to Fremantle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Bunbury.

Things to do in Fremantle

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Perth, Matilda Bay Reserve, Aviation Heritage Museum
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Aviation Heritage Museum ©
Aviation Heritage Museum
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

1
night
Bunbury

Bunbury ©
Bunbury is a growing city that attracts young workers, who in turn have fostered a vibrant nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll through Back Beach, learn about winemaking at St Aidan Winery, then explore the world behind art at Featured Wood Gallery & Museum, and finally pick up some local products at Bunbury Farmers Market.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Bunbury day trip planning website .

Getting from Fremantle to Bunbury by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Bunbury

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St Aidan Winery, Featured Wood Gallery & Museum
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Bunbury Farmers Market ©
Bunbury Farmers Market
Featured Wood Gallery & Museum ©
Featured Wood Gallery & Museum
St Aidan Winery ©
St Aidan Winery

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 a sense of the local culture at Brookwood Estate and Hamelin Bay Jetty. Discover out-of-the-way places like Meelup Beach and Sunflowers Animal Farm. Step out of Margaret River to go to Yallingup and see Yallingup Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hamelin Bay, do a tasting at Redgate Wines, kick back and relax at Surfers Point, and look for gifts at Gabriel Chocolate.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Bunbury to Margaret River in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Yallingup, Surfers Point, Redgate Wines, Hamelin Bay Jetty
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Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Sunflowers  Animal Farm ©
Sunflowers Animal Farm
Brookwood Estate ©
Brookwood Estate

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Little Beach and Middleton Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Princess Royal Fortress and Vancouver Arts Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Anvil Beach (in Denmark), The Denmark Heritage Cider Company (in Scotsdale) and Lowlands Beach (in Lowlands). The adventure continues: stroll through Emu Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Nanarup Beach, contemplate the long history of The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, and appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Albany trip planning tool .

You can drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Albany

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Denmark, Cosy Corner Beach, Lowlands Beach, Nanarup Beach
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Little Beach ©
Little Beach
Princess Royal Fortress ©
Princess Royal Fortress
The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum ©
The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum

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