8 days in Western Australia Itinerary

8 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Albany
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Sydney

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Travel Western Australia. Take a break from Perth with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Perth road trip app .

Sydney to Perth is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Perth due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Perth: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach
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Travel Western Australia
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Tracie Anderson Ceramics, take a leisurely stroll along Busselton Jetty, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then admire the natural beauty at Margaret River Organic Garden, and then kick back and relax at Meelup Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Margaret River vacation planner.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Busselton, Meelup Beach
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Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Beer Tastings & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, then steep yourself in history at The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, then kick back and relax at Greens Pool, and finally take a peaceful walk through Harewood Forest.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Albany tour itinerary site .

Drive from Margaret River to Albany in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January in Albany, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Denmark
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

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