For most travelers, five to 10 days is the perfect amount of time for an Australia trip with stops in Perth. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region like Melbourne or Sydney. See more ideas for Perth itineraries below.

How many days do you need in Perth?

  • Most travelers spend 5-10 days in Perth
  • With 11 or more days, most travelers choose to add more stops to their trip

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Recommended Itineraries for Perth

Recommended Itinerary for 8 Days

Western Australia's modern capital is a gateway to memorable day trips
Western Australia's modern capital is a gateway to memorable day trips
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Perth, Swan River Dinner Cruise Perth
Day 2 Morning Coffee Culture & Art Tour, Free Afternoon Perth
Day 3 Afternoon & Evening Day Trip to The Pinnacles & Stargazing Tour Perth
Day 4 Explore Rottnest Island by Bike Perth
Day 5 Full-Day Wave Rock & Aboriginal Cultural Tour Perth
Day 6 Full-Day Margaret River Excursion Perth
Day 7 Free Day in Perth Perth
Day 8 Depart Perth  

Unveil the wonders of Perth and its spectacular surroundings with this immersive eight-day itinerary. Begin with a deep dive into Western Australia's dynamic capital, where you'll explore Perth's storied history, discover a thriving art scene, and enjoy free time. When you're not exploring the city, you'll join thrilling day trips to ancient Wave Rock, the gourmet paradise of Margaret River, the quokka-inhabited haven of Rottnest Island, and the surreal Pinnacles Desert. Read more

Extended Itineraries

8-Day Itinerary Including Margaret River & Exmouth

North Cottesloe Beach, Perth
North Cottesloe Beach, Perth
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Perth, Explore Perth
Day 2 Fly to Exmouth, Explore Exmouth
Day 3 Swim with Whale Sharks at Ningaloo Reef Exmouth
Day 4 Fly to Perth Perth
Day 5 Day Trip to Rottnest Island Perth
Day 6 Pick Up Rental Car, Drive to Margaret River Margaret River
Day 7 Discover Margaret River's Beaches Margaret River
Day 8 Return to Perth, Depart  

Experience the highlights of Perth, Exmouth, and Margaret River on this action-packed holiday down Australia's west coast. Those looking for an extreme adrenaline rush can swim with whale sharks and ride rollercoasters. Immerse yourself in local heritage, bask on beautiful beaches, and join a few wine or brewery tours while taking in some of the best views in Australia. Read more


Map of Perth: Best Itinerary Ideas
Map of Perth: Best Itinerary Ideas