13 days in Busselton & Perth Itinerary

13 days in Busselton & Perth Itinerary

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13 days in Busselton & Perth Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Bus:  11​h
1
Dunsborough
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Perth
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Dunsborough

Dunsborough ©
Dunsborough is a coastal town in the South West of Western Australia, 254km south of Perth on the shores of Geographe Bay.Dunsborough is a popular tourist destination for Western Australians; in 1999 it was voted the state's best tourist destination and in 2013 awarded the Top Tourism Award for Population Under 5,000. Step out of Dunsborough with an excursion to Wonnerup in Wonnerup--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Busselton Jetty, get outside with Climbing Naturaliste, contemplate the waterfront views at Geographe Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Meelup Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Dunsborough trip planner .

Melbourne to Dunsborough is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Dunsborough due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Perth.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Busselton, Cape Naturaliste, Wonnerup
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Busselton Jetty ©
Busselton Jetty
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Mongrel Creek Wines ©
Mongrel Creek Wines

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Mandurah), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the activities along Swan River, and pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Perth trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Dunsborough to Perth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Perth can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fremantle, Caversham Wildlife Park, The Goods Shed, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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