3 Days in Perth: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, February 2015

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Perth is a city with the sun turned up to ten. This stunning city on Australia's west coast, its modern central business district highlighted by a glamorous Indian Ocean backdrop, has shucked its sleepy reputation thanks to a resources boom.  Perth is now humming with fantastic nightlife, galleries, restaurants and lush parks while maintaining that laid-back, beachside vibe.

Perth is a long way from Australia's other major cities – it's the world's most remote capital city and 2,750 miles (4,400 kilometers) from Sydney by road – so make the most of your time there with our suggested itinerary. 

Day 1: Perth City Living

Start exploring the city of Perth by shopping in the glass-towered city center, meandering through leafy Kings Park and lunchtime dining in Northbridge or Leederville. A hop-on, hop-off bus tour is great for out-of-towners to get their bearings. In the afternoon, splash on the beaches of Cottesloe or Scarborough before an al fresco sunset dinner in the café-lined heritage port of Fremantle. Top it off by taking in the glittering waterfront views on a Perth City Lights Cruise.

Day 2: Swan into the Swan River Valley

Take it down a notch on Day Two and glide along on a Swan River Valley lunch cruise for the day. Western Australia is famed for its wine - enjoy complimentary wine tastings on a laid-back wine cruise, or combine your cruise with a trip to Perth Zoo. Prefer wildlife to wine? Spend the day on Rottnest Island instead. This is a favorite day trip for locals and you'll see why when you spot a quokka, the island's unique and extremely cute pint-sized wallabies.

Day 3: Day-tripping from Perth

Day trippers are spoiled for choice in Perth as it's the jumping-off point for so many exciting trips. Head southwest to the famous Margaret River wine region to indulge in WA's sumptuous gourmet lifestyle. See the exuberant dolphins at Monkey Mia and the eerie outback desert sculptures known as the Pinnacles or get refreshed at the waterfalls of John Forrest National Park.

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Swan Valley Wine Cruise from Perth

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 154 Reviews

Take in the charming views of the upper reaches of the Swan River and Perth's surrounding city on this Swan Valley Wine Cruise from Perth. Enjoy morning and ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 7 hours

From USD $131.59

Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle

4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

Hop on a ferry from Perth or Fremantle to Rottnest Island for a day of exploring the stunning island. Enjoy a 110-minute coach tour of the island. You'll learn ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $102.88

Rottnest Island Snorkeling Cruise with Optional Guided Walking Tour and Lunch

Explore the natural treasures of Western Australia on a Rottnest Island day trip that includes a snorkeling tour in a gorgeous bay. In your free time, enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.83

3-Day Monkey Mia Dolphins, Pinnacles Desert and Kalbarri National Park Tour from Perth

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Explore three of Western Australia's renowned northern icons, the magical wild Dolphins of Monkey Mia, gorges of Kalbarri and mystical Pinnacles Desert on ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 3 days / 2 night

From USD $932.29

Penguin Island Tour with Dolphin and Sea Lion Cruise

Discover the wildlife of Penguin Island and Shoalwater Island Marine Park during a 90-minute cruise with an expert guide. Watch wild dolphins frolicking near ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $67.79

Swan River Jet Boat Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Feel the adrenaline rush of a 25-minute jet-boat ride on the Swan River! Hold on tight as you zigzag and spin your way past Kings Park and the Old Swan ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 25 minutes (approx.)

From USD $39.88

Perth Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Tour central Perth by Segway for a glimpse into the city’s history and current development boom along the beautiful riverfront. Your expert guide shows you how ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $70.98

Small-Group Tour: Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Forget speed dating and start speed grazing -- the newest way to enjoy all the best artisan produce of the Swan Valley! On this half-day tour from Perth, take ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.76

Small Bars of Perth Walking Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Explore the streets of Perth on a walking tour and discover the city’s emerging small bar scene. Popping up in laneways and side streets throughout the city ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.88

Whale-Watching Cruise and Fremantle Day Trip from Perth

4 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Experience the thrill of humpback whales breaching, swimming and playing in the water on a whale-watching cruise from Perth. As you listen to commentary ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.80

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