21 days in Australia Itinerary

21 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia tour planner
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Fremantle
— 1 day
Drive
2
Bunbury
— 1 night
Drive
3
Wonnerup
— 1 night
Drive
4
Yallingup
— 1 night
Drive
5
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Manjimup
— 1 night
Drive
7
Pemberton
— 1 night
Drive
8
Walpole
— 1 night
Drive
9
Denmark
— 1 night
Drive
10
Albany
— 1 night
Drive
11
Porongurup
— 1 night
Drive
12
Hopetoun
— 1 night
Drive
13
Esperance
— 1 night
Drive
14
Hyden
— 1 night
Drive
15
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly
16
Sydney
— 4 nights

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Fremantle — 1 day

Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
On the 2nd (Sun), get engrossed in the history at WA Shipwrecks Museum, then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Fremantle Markets.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fremantle online trip itinerary planner.

Sydney to Fremantle is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Fremantle is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in October since evenings lows in Fremantle dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bunbury.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Bunbury — 1 night

Bunbury is a growing city that attracts young workers, who in turn have fostered a vibrant nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at Odyssey Float Studio, walk around Forrest Park Miniature Railway Bunbury, then explore the world behind art at Featured Wood Gallery & Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Bonking Frog Wines.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bunbury online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Fremantle to Bunbury in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Wonnerup.
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Fun & Games · Parks · Wineries · Spas
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Wonnerup — 1 night

The townsite of Wonnerup is located 219km south of Perth and 10km east of Busselton. On the 4th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Tracie Anderson Ceramics, see majestic marine mammals with All Sea Charters, and then savor the flavors at Esquire Classic Charters.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Wonnerup online attractions planner.

Drive from Bunbury to Wonnerup in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Yallingup.
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Yallingup — 1 night

Situated right at the southwestern tip of Australia, the town of Yallingup lies on the shore of the Indian Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with Legend Charters, then do a tasting at Marri Wood Park Biodynamic Vineyard & Cellar Door, and then awaken your taste buds at Margaret River Unplugged.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yallingup trip app.

Drive from Wonnerup to Yallingup in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Head underground at Jewel Cave, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River trip planner.

You can drive from Yallingup to Margaret River in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Manjimup.
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Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Nature
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Manjimup — 1 night

Manjimup is a town in Western Australia, 307km south of the state capital, Perth. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Bridgetown Police Station Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Brierley Jigsaw Gallery, then explore the activities along Glenoran Pool, and finally don't miss a visit to King Jarrah Tree.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Manjimup sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Margaret River to Manjimup by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pemberton.
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Nature · Parks · Museums
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Pemberton — 1 night

Go to Pemberton to enjoy beautiful natural surroundings, nearby national parks, and local wines.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Warren National Park, then enjoy breathtaking views from Gloucester Tree, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Yeagarup Dunes.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pemberton tour itinerary planner.

Pemberton is just a short distance from Manjimup. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Walpole.
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Walpole — 1 night

Walpole is a town in the south-western region of Western Australia, located approximately south southeast of Perth and west of Denmark.Location and descriptionWalpole lies very close to the northern point of the 100ha Walpole Inlet, from which it takes its name.The inlet in turn is named for the Walpole River, discovered in 1831 by Captain Thomas Bannister, and named by Governor Stirling for Captain W. Walpole, with whom he had served aboard HMS Warspite in 1808.The first European settlers to arrive in the area were Pierre Bellanger and his family in 1909. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Frankland National Park.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Walpole online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Pemberton to Walpole in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Denmark.
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Highlights from your trip

Denmark — 1 night

Denmark's population of over 2,700 people grows to several times that number during tourist season because of its natural wonders.
On the 11th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Elephant Rocks, then enjoy the sand and surf at Greens Pool, then delve into the lush surroundings at Harewood Forest, and finally stroll through Mokare Heritage Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Denmark trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Walpole to Denmark takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Albany.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Albany — 1 night

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 12th (Wed), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and then appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Albany trip planner.

Drive from Denmark to Albany in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Porongurup.
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Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Porongurup — 1 night

Porongurup is the name of a small mountain range in the Shire of Plantagenet in Western Australia (see Porongurup National Park for information about the range itself) and of a small village on the northern slopes of the range. For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Porongurup day trip planning site.

You can drive from Albany to Porongurup in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel to Hopetoun.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries
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Hopetoun — 1 night

Hopetoun is a town on the south coast of Western Australia in the Shire of Ravensthorpe. On the 14th (Fri), kick back and relax at Barrens Beach, trek along East Mount Barren, and then stroll through 4 Mile Beach.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hopetoun trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Porongurup to Hopetoun takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Esperance.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Esperance — 1 night

Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Le Grand National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Esperance vacation planner.

Drive from Hopetoun to Esperance in 2.5 hours. October in Esperance sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hyden.
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Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

Hyden — 1 night

The town of Hyden is located 292 km east-southeast of Perth, Western Australia in the Shire of Kondinin. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Hippo's Yawn, then take in the dramatic natural features at Wave Rock, then examine the collection at The Lace Place, and finally appreciate the history behind Scrap Iron Sculptures.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hyden travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Esperance to Hyden takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Perth.
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Nature · Parks · Museums
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Perth — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, take some stellar pictures from Kaarta Gar-up Lookout, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and finally pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Swan River.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth vacation site.

You can drive from Hyden to Perth in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Sydney.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Sydney — 4 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Blackheath (Barrow Lookout, The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, &more). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney visit app.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Sydney takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Sydney. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Perth in October, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:

Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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Busselton travel guide

4.6
Piers & Boardwalks · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Lighthouses
With a reputation for making things convenient and comfortable for visitors, Busselton has been voted Australia's best tourist town several times. The town is home to one of the longest wooden piers in the southern hemisphere stretching almost a mile out to sea and the oldest stone church in western Australia. The town is also known for its emphasis on healthy activities. Take advantage of the cycling lanes, bike rentals, and other outdoor activities. Also check out the numerous restaurants, cafes, shops, and markets.
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