11 days in Western Australia Itinerary

11 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Australia journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Fremantle
— 1 night
Taxi
2
Cottesloe
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Perth
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Margaret River
— 4 nights
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Fremantle

— 1 night
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get engrossed in the history at WA Shipwrecks Museum, and then hunt for treasures at Fremantle Markets. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, then stroll around North Dog Beach, and then head off the coast to Penguin Island.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fremantle trip itinerary maker.

Melbourne to Fremantle is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Fremantle. When traveling from Melbourne in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fremantle: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cottesloe.

Things to do in Fremantle

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cottesloe

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): play a few rounds at Point Walter Golf Course, then kick back and relax at City Beach, and then stroll through Cottesloe Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Floreat Beach, trek along Bold Park, then explore the activities along Lake Claremont, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Goods Shed.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cottesloe trip planner.

Cottesloe is very close to Fremantle. In September, daytime highs in Cottesloe are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Cottesloe

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Perth

— 3 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.
Dedicate the 25th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower, don't miss a visit to Elizabeth Quay, and look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Perth online visit planner.

Perth is very close to Cottesloe. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Tours · Wineries · Nature

Side Trip

Margaret River

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Augusta (Ellis St Jetty, Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, &more). On the 26th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Spend the 27th (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with All Sea Charters, browse the exhibits of Tracie Anderson Ceramics, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and take a memorable drive along Caves Road.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River day trip planning site.

Getting from Perth to Margaret River by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Western Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · 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.