8 days in Rottnest Island, Fremantle & Perth Itinerary

8 days in Rottnest Island, Fremantle & Perth Itinerary

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Train to Fremantle, Ferry to Rottnest Island
Rottnest Island
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 3 nights


Rottnest Island — 2 nights

Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Wadjemup Lighthouse, stroll through The Basin, and then stroll through Salmon Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Rottnest Island Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Geordie Bay, and then kick back and relax at Parakeet Bay.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rottnest Island trip itinerary maker website.

Perth to Rottnest Island is an approximately 2-hour combination of train and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In January in Rottnest Island, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Fremantle.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Fremantle — 1 night

Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
On the 4th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Fremantle Prison, steep yourself in history at The Fremantle Round House, then examine the collection at WA Maritime Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach. On the next day, sample the tasty concoctions at Little Creatures, take in the waterfront at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, then stop by Bather's Beach Sunset Markets, and finally test your team's savvy at The Escape Hunt Experience Perth.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fremantle road trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Rottnest Island to Fremantle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Perth.
Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip

Perth — 3 nights

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 Yanchep National Park (in Yanchep) and Margaret River Chocolate Company (in West Swan). There's much more to do: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, gain a rich perspective with Travel Western Australia, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Perth driving holiday planner.

Perth is just a stone's throw from Fremantle. In January, daytime highs in Perth are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips

Fremantle travel guide

History Museums · Flea Markets · Beaches
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers. The former Fremantle Prison, known for its grueling treatment of prisoners, operated from the early 1800s until 1991. The building is now a museum and occupied by art studios. The former asylum is now The Fremantle Arts Centre. These Victorian colonist buildings have remained well-preserved and give the city of 25,000 a grand feel that doesn't sacrifice its modern edge. Visitors and locals attend events and wander the galleries in these historic venues, bringing a contemporary glow to a dark past.