12 days in Western Australia Itinerary

12 days in Western Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Australia tour planner

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— 3 nights
Margaret River
— 4 nights
Bremer Bay
— 1 night
— 3 nights



— 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fremantle (Fremantle Prison & Fremantle Markets). Dedicate the 14th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial, look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, and meet the residents at Perth Zoo.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Perth online travel planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Perth. February in Perth sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

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Margaret River

— 4 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 Margaret River with a short trip to Meelup Beach in Dunsborough, about 44 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. On the 16th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Busselton Jetty, learn about winemaking at Tassell Park Wines, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and pause for some photo ops at Fish Busselton.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Margaret River road trip planner.

Getting from Perth to Margaret River by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Bremer Bay.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

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Bremer Bay

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Wellstead Heritage Museum and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Naturaliste Charters.

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You can drive from Margaret River to Bremer Bay in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Bremer Bay

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albany: Denmark (Lights Beach, Greens Pool, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, don't miss a visit to Field of Light: Avenue of Honour, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Albany trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bremer Bay to Albany in 2 hours. In February in Albany, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

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Western Australia travel guide

Beaches · Gardens · 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.