20 days in Perth, Albany & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

20 days in Perth, Albany & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

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20 days in Perth, Albany & Great Ocean Road Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Albany
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  11​h 15​min
3
Warrnambool
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Princetown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Torquay
— 3 nights
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sydney

6
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Bring the kids along to Cottesloe Beach and Perth Zoo. We've included these beaches for you: Scarborough Beach and Warnbro Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Bells Rapids Park (in Brigadoon), Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure World Perth Australia. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, make a trip to St Patrick's Basilica, pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Perth online road trip planner .

Sydney to Perth is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Perth due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in November, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Perth: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fremantle, Perth Zoo, Adventure World Perth Australia, Mandurah Cruises, Caversham Wildlife Park
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

5
nights
Albany

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.
Visit Greens Pool and Emu Point for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Anzac Centre and Albany's Historic Whaling Station. Explore Albany's surroundings by going to Denmark (Anvil Beach & Harewood Forest) and Walpole (Mandalay Beach & Tree Top Walk). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, explore the activities along Cable Beach, stroll through Middleton Beach, and don't miss a visit to Albany Wind Farm.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Albany trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Perth to Albany in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Perth in November; daily highs in Albany reach 25°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Albany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Denmark, Walpole
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
The Gap and Natural Bridge ©
The Gap and Natural Bridge

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): grab your bike and head to Foreshore Promenade, identify plant and animal life at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, then visit a coastal fixture at Griffiths Island Lighthouse, and finally step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Logan's Beach, then see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and then stroll through Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Warrnambool road trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Albany to Warrnambool in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Princetown.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Port Fairy
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Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve ©
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground ©
Lake Pertobe Adventure Playground

2
nights
Princetown

Princetown ©
On the 25th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Twelve Apostles, then make a trip to Gibsons Steps, and then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Princetown visit planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Warrnambool to Princetown takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Princetown

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest and then trek along Great Ocean Walk.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Apollo Bay road trip planning site .

Drive from Princetown to Apollo Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest

3
nights
Torquay

Torquay
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Take a break from the city and head to The Great Ocean Road and Erskine Falls. You'll get in some beach time at Lorne Beach and Bells Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Torquay: Teddy's Lookout (in Lorne) and Split Point Lighthouse (in Aireys Inlet).

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Torquay trip app .

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Torquay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lorne, Split Point Lighthouse
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Lorne Beach ©
Lorne Beach
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls

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