8 days in Rottnest Island, Fremantle & Perth Itinerary

8 days in Rottnest Island, Fremantle & Perth Itinerary

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8 days in Rottnest Island, Fremantle & Perth Itinerary

Start: Perth
Train + Ferry:  3 h
1
Rottnest Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h
2
Fremantle
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
3
Perth
— 3 nights
End: Perth

2
nights
Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. On the 2nd (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Wadjemup Lighthouse, kick back and relax at The Basin, and then kick back and relax at Salmon Bay. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Rottnest Island Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Geordie Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Parakeet Bay.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Rottnest Island trip planner.

Perth to Rottnest Island is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of train and ferry. You can also do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Rottnest Island can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Fremantle.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Parakeet Bay ©
Parakeet Bay
Wadjemup Lighthouse ©
Wadjemup Lighthouse
Rottnest Island Museum ©
Rottnest Island Museum

1
night
Fremantle

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Fremantle Prison, see the interesting displays at The Shipwreck Galleries, steep yourself in history at The Fremantle Round House, then see the interesting displays at WA Maritime Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach. Keep things going the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Little Creatures, then take in the waterfront at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, then look for gifts at Bather's Beach Sunset Markets, and finally test your team's savvy at The Escape Hunt Experience Perth.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fremantle itinerary maker app .

Fremantle is just a stone's throw from Rottnest Island. In January in Fremantle, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Perth.

Things to do in Fremantle

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cottesloe Beach
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
WA Maritime Museum ©
WA Maritime Museum

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Yanchep National Park (in Yanchep), Margaret River Chocolate Company (in West Swan) and Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, gain insight with Travel Western Australia, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth vacation builder site .

Perth is very close to Fremantle. In January, daytime highs in Perth are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Scarborough Beach, Margaret River Chocolate Company, Caversham Wildlife Park, Yanchep National Park
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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