Featuring an energetic blend of city exploration and epic outdoor adventures, this 10-day itinerary is perfect for active families wishing to explore the sunshine capital of Australia and its nearby treasures. Discover Perth's iconic sights before embarking on an exhilarating boat ride to experience the wild beauty at Rottnest Island. Sandboard down desert dunes and marvel at the wonders of the Pinnacle Desert before journeying through the golden outback to visit 2.7 billion-year-old Wave Rock.
Best of Perth
Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, boasts stunning beaches and parklands that offer a mix of urban and natural environments. Nature lovers will be delighted with the city's many parks and gardens, including the Kings Park and Botanic Garden. For the adventurous, sandboarding and camel riding along the Lancelin Sand Dunes offer a thrilling experience. Culture enthusiasts can explore the Art Gallery of Western Australia, while history buffs can take a trip to the charming port town of Fremantle.
No visit to Perth is complete without a tour of the Swan Valley and Margaret River wine regions, home to award-winning wineries and local produce. With its laid-back lifestyle, Perth is the perfect gateway to Western Australia.
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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.
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.
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.
Experience the best of the west on this two-week trip from Perth to Adelaide, through the heart of Australia's Red Center to Alice Springs, and onto Darwin in the tropical north. See the outback in style on the iconic Ghan Railway, watching the changing light and landscapes as you cover nearly 2,000 miles in three days. Learn about Aboriginal rock art and uncover tales of WWII in Darwin, before making your way back to Perth to enjoy one last amazing Indian Ocean sunset.
Visiting Perth, Margaret River, and Exmouth makes an excellent itinerary for any traveler to Australia. To make the most of your trip, maximizing time between travel days at each incredible stop, you'll want to plan your trip for about eight days.
Explore the diverse beauty and culture of Australia and New Zealand on this brilliant 10-day journey. From the breathtaking fjords near Queenstown to the iconic Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk in Sydney, this fast-paced itinerary squeezes the best nature, wildlife, and cultural experiences into just 10 days. Discover these two countries as you hike through national parks, indulge in city life, and embark on memorable day trips.
On this weeklong journey through Australia's West Coral Coast, adventure through the beaches of Exmouth and then to the capital of Western Australia—Perth. In Exmouth, snorkel through Ningaloo Reef, and go swimming with whale sharks. Then, explore the canyons of Cape Range National Park and cruise along Yardie Creek. Next, fly to Perth for a nighttime walking tour of the bar and restaurant scene, followed by a trip to Rottnest Island for a self-guided biking and snorkeling tour. The journey winds down with a free day in Perth to continue discovering landmarks and hidden gems alike.
This 10-day trip through Western Australia includes plenty of outdoor adventure. Land in Exmouth to swim with whale sharks and explore Ningaloo Reef, followed by an active tour of Cape Range National Park and its beautiful gorges. Then, visit Margaret River to visit unique caves and indulge in a gourmet wine tasting day. Next, travel to Perth to go shopping on Murray Street and Hay Street and embark on day trips to the cliffs and Pink Lake of Kalbarri, as well as a snorkeling tour of Rottnest Island.
Experience the rich culture of Australia and New Zealand on this three-week adventure. You'll visit Australia's most iconic landmarks, from Sydney Harbour Bridge to UNESCO-listed Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as ancient rainforests and the wild Northern Territory. Continue to New Zealand's North Island to immerse yourself in geothermal landscapes, Maori culture, and Middle-earth with a trip to the Hobbiton film set.
Hit the highlights of Australia's east and west coasts on this glorious 18-day adventure. Start in Sydney, where you'll cruise its famous harbor and scale the heights of its iconic bridge. Head north to Port Douglas to snorkel through coral reefs and trek into the rainforest, then experience Melbourne with a food tour and hot-air balloon flight. Fly to the west coast to discover Perth and its stunning beaches, then finish your journey swimming with whale sharks in Exmouth and wine tasting in Margaret River.
This transcontinental Australia itinerary packs a great adventure into one epic week. Discover Sydney's iconic sights, climb the Harbour Bridge at sunset, and traverse the breathtaking Bondi to Coogee coastal walk. Then board the Indian Pacific Railway from Sydney to Perth, witnessing the changing landscapes of Australia along the way.
This 20-day itinerary blends city exploration with coastal wonders and an epic road trip along the Coral Coast. Soak up city life, culture, and cuisine in Melbourne and Sydney before flying to sun-kissed Perth. Embark on a Western Australia road trip to see the striking Pinnacles, snorkel Coral Bay, and witness the beauty of Ningaloo Reef.
This 20-day Australian journey combines city charm, natural wonders, and unforgettable experiences. Start in Melbourne with a hot-air balloon flight, then spend the night on the incredible Great Barrier Reef. Visit stunning Sydney and board the legendary Indian Pacific Railway for a captivating cross-country voyage to Perth. Sip your way around the Margaret River wine region, then have an exhilarating encounter with whale sharks in Exmouth.
Explore the natural beauty and diverse wildlife of the northern half of Australia, making your way from tropical Cairns to lively Perth on this nine-day trip. You'll see the Great Barrier Reef, cruise through the wetlands of Kakadu National Park, and fly over the magnificent Horizontal Falls. Along the way, you'll learn about First Nations culture, explore the dramatic Katherine Gorge, and end your journey with a sunrise camel tour on the beach as you gaze out over the Indian Ocean.
This 10-day journey takes you to Australia's tropical north, where the ocean meets the rainforest. All the highlights are included, from sightseeing in Cairns to snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. But that's not all—you'll continue to Darwin for off-the-beaten-path adventures in Kakadu National Park, Katherine Gorge, and Edith Falls before winding the trip down on the stunning beaches of Perth.