38 days in Greater Perth & Shannon Itinerary

38 days in Greater Perth & Shannon Itinerary

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38 days in Greater Perth & Shannon Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Perth, Australia
— 12 nights
train + ferry:  1​h 15​min
2
Rottnest Island, Australia
— 9 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  29​h
3
Shannon, Ireland
— 14 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Dublin, Ireland

12
nights
Perth, Australia

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Venture out of the city with trips to Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Mandurah (Silver Sands Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more) and Fremantle (Fremantle Prison, Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, & more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Perth travel route builder site .

Dublin, Ireland to Perth is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dublin to Perth. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Dublin in January; daily highs in Perth reach 38°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Rottnest Island.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Mandurah, South Perth, Hillarys, Adventure World Perth Australia
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

9
nights
Rottnest Island, Australia

Rottnest Island ©
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Rottnest Island is known for beaches, nature, historic sites, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at West End, look for all kinds of wild species at Fish Hook Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Ricey Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Wadjemup Lighthouse.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rottnest Island trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of train and ferry from Perth to Rottnest Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shannon.

Things to do in Rottnest Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Basin ©
The Basin
Parakeet Bay ©
Parakeet Bay
Little Parakeet Bay ©
Little Parakeet Bay

14
nights
Shannon, Ireland

Shannon ©
Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. Explore Shannon's surroundings by going to Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb (in Caherconnell), Ballyvaughan (Gleninagh Castle and Fulacht Fiadh, Aillwee Cave, & more) and The Celtic T Shirt Shop (in Lahinch). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, have fun at Shannon Swimming & Leisure Centre, kick back and relax at White Strand Beach, and make a trip to Ballycasey Craft and Design Centre.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Shannon trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rottnest Island to Shannon. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Rottnest Island to Shannon due to the time zone difference. In January, Shannon is much colder than Rottnest Island - with highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shannon

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ennis, County Clare, Miltown Malbay, Ballyvaughan, Kilrush
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Sean Lemass Public Library ©
Sean Lemass Public Library

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