22 days in Western Australia Itinerary

22 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Australia planner

Make it your trip
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Perth
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dunsborough
— 5 nights
Drive
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Augusta
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bremer Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Albany
— 9 nights
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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.
Get outdoors at Rockingham Beach and Mullaloo Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Fremantle Round House and Matilda Bay Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Perth: Yanchep (Yanchep National Park & Yanchep Lagoon Beach) and Old Young's (in Henley Brook). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Trigg Beach, examine the collection at Royal Perth Hospital Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at City Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Perth sightseeing planning site.

Canberra to Perth is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Canberra to Perth due to the time zone difference. In March, Perth is somewhat warmer than Canberra - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dunsborough.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:

Dunsborough

— 5 nights
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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hamelin Bay and Meelup Beach. Visiting Caves Road and Gnarabup Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dunsborough: Surfers Point (in Prevelly) and Margaret River (JahRoc Galleries, Sunflowers Animal Farm, &more). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with All Sea Charters, sample the tasty concoctions at Beerfarm, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yallingup Beach, and browse the exhibits of Vasse Felix Winery.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dunsborough online day trip planner.

Getting from Perth to Dunsborough by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Augusta.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 17:

Augusta

— 2 nights
Augusta is a town on the south-west coast of Western Australia, where the Blackwood River emerges into Flinders Bay. On the 18th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Water wheel, see majestic marine mammals with Whale Watch Western Australia, and then take a leisurely stroll along Augusta Boat Harbour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Hamelin Bay Jetty and then Head underground at Giants Cave.

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You can drive from Dunsborough to Augusta in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bremer Bay.

Things to do in Augusta

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

Bremer Bay

— 2 nights
Bremer Bay is a coastal town situated on the south coast of Western Australia in the Great Southern region between Albany and Esperance, at the mouth of the Bremer River. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): examine the collection at Wellstead Heritage Museum and then get outside with Naturaliste Charters. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Fitzgerald River National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bremer Bay online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Augusta to Bremer Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Bremer Bay

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:
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Albany

— 9 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Little Beach and Elephant Rocks. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum and Old Farm, Strawberry Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Albany: Denmark (Shelley Beach & Lights Beach), Bluff Knoll (in Stirling Range National Park) and Granite Skywalk,Castle Rock (in Porongurup National Park). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Princess Royal Fortress, don't miss a visit to Chainsaw Sculpture Drive, explore the activities along King George Sound, and stroll through Middleton Beach.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Albany travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bremer Bay to Albany takes 2 hours. March in Albany sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 30:

Western Australia travel guide

4.6
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.

Margaret River Region travel guide

4.4
Caves · Wineries & Vineyards · Beer Tastings & Tours
Adjacent to the Indian Ocean, the Margaret River Region is best known for the extensive cultivation of wine that to some extent defines it. The region boasts ideal conditions for viniculture, and as a result is one of Australia’s most prolific producers of wine. The area also possesses several hundred caves, six of which are open to the general public. The caves contain fossils thought to be over 35,000 years old.