8 days in Western Australia Itinerary

8 days in Western Australia Itinerary

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Dunsborough
— 1 night
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Denmark
— 2 nights
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Albany
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Denmark
— 2 nights
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Margaret River
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Dunsborough

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Injidup Beach, then kick back and relax at Smiths Beach, and then hike along Meelup Reserve Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dunsborough travel route planner.

Perth to Dunsborough is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Denmark.

Things to do in Dunsborough

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

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Denmark

— 2 nights
Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): kick back and relax at Lights Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Greens Pool, and then take a peaceful walk through Monkey Rock. On the next day, kick back and relax at Peaceful Bay, stroll through Tree Top Walk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Denmark visit planner.

Traveling by car from Dunsborough to Denmark takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you're off to Albany.

Things to do in Denmark

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

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Albany

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), contemplate the long history of The Albany Convict Gaol & Museum and then don't miss a visit to Field of Light: Avenue of Honour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Albany online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Denmark to Albany in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Albany can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Denmark.

Things to do in Albany

Historic Sites
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Denmark

— 2 nights
On the 24th (Mon), stop by Tea House Books, then trek along Mokare Heritage Trail, and then learn about winemaking at Rising Star Winery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Denmark trip planner.

You can drive from Albany to Denmark in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Denmark

Wineries · Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Gnarabup Beach and Margaret River Mouth Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Eagles Heritage Wildlife Centre and Cape Grace Wines. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Point, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Redgate Beach, and look for gifts at Treeton Fine Wood Studio.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River day trip planning app.

Drive from Denmark to Margaret River in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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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.