25 days in Western Australia Itinerary

25 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Australia journey planner

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Albany
— 7 nights
Drive
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Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive
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Walpole
— 3 nights
Drive
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Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive
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Augusta
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cottesloe
— 3 nights
Train to Fremantle, Ferry to Rottnest Island
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Rottnest Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Fremantle, Train to Perth

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Albany

— 7 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Western Australian Museum - Albany and The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum. Shop till you drop at Vancouver Arts Centre and Albany Town Hall. Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Barker (Porongurup National Park & Plantagenet Wines), Porongurup National Park (Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock, Balancing Rock, &more) and Stirling Range National Park (Bluff Knoll, Mt Hassell, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Torndirrup National Park, steep yourself in history at Princess Royal Fortress, kick back and relax at Nanarup Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Waychinicup National Park.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Albany trip planner.

Perth to Albany is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Perth in November; daily highs in Albany reach 25°C and lows reach 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Denmark.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 30:

Denmark

— 3 nights
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
Explore hidden gems such as Elephant Rocks and Peaceful Bay. Visiting Greens Pool and Monkey Rock will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Mount Barker The Old Police Station in Mount Barker (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Anvil Beach, hike along Mount Lindesay Walk Trail, stop by The Denmark Heritage Cider Company, and view the masterpieces at Denmark RIverfront Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Denmark trip itinerary website.

Drive from Albany to Denmark in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Denmark, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Walpole.

Things to do in Denmark

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 3:

Walpole

— 3 nights
Walpole is a town in the south-western region of Western Australia, located approximately south southeast of Perth and west of Denmark.Location and descriptionWalpole lies very close to the northern point of the 100ha Walpole Inlet, from which it takes its name.The inlet in turn is named for the Walpole River, discovered in 1831 by Captain Thomas Bannister, and named by Governor Stirling for Captain W. Walpole, with whom he had served aboard HMS Warspite in 1808.The first European settlers to arrive in the area were Pierre Bellanger and his family in 1909. Step off the beaten path and head to Giant Tingle Tree and Walpole-Nornalup National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Northcliffe Pioneer Museum and Alkoomi Wines. Venture out of the city with trips to Northcliffe (Mount Chudalup & Lane-Poole Falls) and Shannon National Park (in Manjimup). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mount Frankland National Park, cruise along Knoll Scenic Drive, get outside with Circular Pool, and trek along Tree Top Walk.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Walpole trip planner.

Drive from Denmark to Walpole in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Walpole

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:

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 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at 10 Mile Brook Trail, kick back and relax at Conto Beach, do a tasting at McHenry Hohnen Vintners, then view the masterpieces at JahRoc Galleries, then learn about winemaking at Stella Bella Wines, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Redgate Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with The Horse Resort - Horse Riding Center, enjoy the sea views from Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, stroll through Discover Deadly, learn about winemaking at Gralyn Estate, then kick back and relax at Injidup Beach, and finally stroll through Smiths Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Margaret River vacation builder app.

Getting from Walpole to Margaret River by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Augusta.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Augusta

— 3 nights
Augusta is a town on the south-west coast of Western Australia, where the Blackwood River emerges into Flinders Bay. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hamelin Bay Jetty and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Step out of the city life by going to Big Brook Dam and Pemberton Mountain Bike Park. Get out of town with these interesting Augusta side-trips: Pemberton (D’Entrecasteaux National Park, Cowboy Up Trail Rides, &more) and Four Aces (in Manjimup). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Water wheel, stop by Whirlwind Olives and Oil, and do a tasting at McLeod Creek Wines.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Augusta trip itinerary app.

Augusta is very close to Margaret River. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cottesloe.

Things to do in Augusta

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:

Cottesloe

— 3 nights
Do some cultural sightseeing at Aviation Heritage Museum and The Goods Shed. Shop till you drop at Westfield Booragoon and Floreat Forum Shopping Centre.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cottesloe trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Augusta to Cottesloe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Cottesloe

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:

Rottnest Island

— 3 nights
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Wadjemup Lighthouse and Rottnest Island Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Basin and Salmon Bay. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Rocks, explore the activities along Little Parakeet Bay, kick back and relax at Strickland Bay, and brush up on your military savvy at Kingstown Barracks.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rottnest Island travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and ferry from Cottesloe to Rottnest Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Rottnest Island can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:

Western Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Parks · Geologic Formations
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.