Budget-Friendly 6D5N Perth Itinerary

The Only Budget-Friendly 6D5N Perth Itinerary You Need For Your Next Trip (Under RM4,000!)


Farah Fazanna •  Mar 05, 2024

Embark on an unforgettable journey with our affordable Perth (Boorloo) itinerary, designed for solo travellers, couples, and families eager to explore the best of Western Australia without breaking the bank. This 6-day, 5-night itinerary in Perth showcases how to immerse yourself in Perth's stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture, and fascinating history, all while offering you excellent value for money. From scenic parks and iconic beaches to engaging museums and local markets, discover the perfect blend of cost-effective and enriching experiences to make your Perth adventure truly remarkable!

Start planning your adventure in Western Australia today! Get RM600 OFF per couple when you book Western Australia packages*via Pick A Trip! Your dream adventure in Western Australia awaits!

*The booking period is from now till 31 March 2024, travel period is from now until 31 December 2024. Not combinable with other promotions or discounts. Other terms and conditions apply.

Before you arrive in Perth

  • Before you plan your trip, don’t forget to apply for a visa! The visa or ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) is valid for three months each time you enter Australia, so plan your trip wisely!
  • Do also factor in enough time for your visa application. It differs for each country, so check the Australian Department of Home Affairs website and the visa process timings.
  • We recommend that you plan and apply for your visa early, book a flexible flight ticket, or only confirm your flight booking upon receiving your visa approval.
  • Check out this guide: How To Successfully Apply For Australia Visitor Visa: A Personal Experience before you apply for your Australian ETA!

P/S: Check out The Best Time To Visit Perth!

Day 1: Welcome to Perth - The Heart of Western Australia

Morning: Arrival and Settling In


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  • Welcome to Perth, the sun-soaked capital of Western Australia, where adventure and relaxation meet in perfect harmony.
  • Upon your arrival, pick up a campervan or check into your accommodation. Campervans are a fantastic way to save, offering both transport and lodging in one.
  • Once you arrive at Perth Airport, pick up your motorhome. We can recommend renting your motorhome from maui or Britz.
  • Renting a motorhome allows you to cook meals and save on eating out!
  • Prices vary depending on the season and type of vehicle but expect to start around $100 per day, including insurance.

P/S: Check out The Ultimate Muslim-Friendly Perth Airport Guide before your arrival.

Afternoon: Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Kings Park and Botanic Garden

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  • Start your Perth adventure with a visit to Kings Park and Botanic Garden (Kaarta Koomba), one of the world's largest inner-city parks.
  • This free attraction offers stunning views of the Swan River (Derbarl Yerrigan) and the Perth skyline. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the Western Australian Botanic Garden to appreciate the state's unique flora.
  • For families, the park's playgrounds are a hit with the kids, while solo travellers and couples can enjoy serene spots for picnics or reading.
  • Looking for more playgrounds in the city? Check out these 8 Best Playgrounds In Perth, Australia For Your Next Family Getaway (With Halal Food Nearby!)

P/S: Here’s A Muslim-Friendly Guide To Victoria Park, Perth’s Cool Local Neighbourhood You Must Visit.

Evening: Sunset at Cottesloe Beach

Cottesloe Beach

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  • Wrap up your day with a trip to Cottesloe Beach, famous for its golden sands and spectacular sunsets over the Indian Ocean.
  • It's a free, must-do experience in Perth. Bring a homemade picnic dinner to enjoy on the beach as you watch the sun dip below the horizon.

Day 2: Discover Fremantle - The Port City

Morning: Fremantle Markets

Fremantle Markets

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  • Head to Fremantle (Walyalup), a vibrant port city just 30 minutes from Perth. Begin your exploration at the Fremantle Markets (open Friday to Sunday), where you can browse local arts, and crafts, and taste local delicacies.
  • The atmosphere here, rich in history and culture, is palpable.
  • Check out this The Ultimate Muslim-Friendly Guide to Fremantle Markets before your visit!

Address: Fremantle Markets, South Terrace &, Henderson St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Opening hours: 9am - 6pm (Friday - Sunday)

Afternoon: Maritime Museum and Fremantle Prison

Maritime Museum and Fremantle Prison

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Admission Fees: Adult $15, Child $7.5

Address: Victoria Quay Road, Walyalup / Fremantle, 6160 Perth

Opening hours: 9.30am – 5pm (Daily), ANZAC Day 1pm – 5pm, Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday

  • Then, if you have time, explore the Fremantle Prison on a guided tour.
  • This UNESCO World Heritage site offers a glimpse into Australia’s convict history.

Admission fees: Tour prices start at around $22 for adults and $12 for children

Address: 1 The Terrace, Fremantle, 6160 Perth

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm (Daily), Closed Good Friday & Xmas day (later on Wed and Fri evenings).

Evening: Enjoy Fremantle’s Ambiance


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Day 3: Adventure in Rottnest Island

Full Day: Rottnest Island Exploration

Rottnest Island

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  • Dedicate your third day to exploring Rottnest Island (Wadjemup), a must-do when in Perth.
  • From Rottnest Island, you can board the Rottnest Express ($70 for a return trip for adults, with discounts for children and families), a cruise that departs from the island daily.
  • It embarks at three locations in Fremantle and central Perth, which is especially convenient if you’re staying in Perth’s CBD area! The journey will take you around 35 minutes.
  • Don’t miss the chance to take a selfie with the adorable quokkas, swim in crystal-clear waters, and enjoy stunning coastal walks.
  • The best way to get around the island is to cycle! Bike Rental on Rottnest Island costs approximately $30 per day.
  • Rottnest is perfect for every traveller type, offering a mix of adventure, relaxation, and unique wildlife encounters.

Your adventure in Western Australia starts here! Get RM600 OFF per couple when you book Western Australia packages*via Pick A Trip! Your journey in Western Australia awaits!

*The booking period is from now till 31 March 2024, travel period is from now until 31 December 2024. Not combinable with other promotions or discounts. Other terms and conditions apply.

Day 4: Self-Drive Journey to the Pinnacles Desert

Full Day: Pinnacles Adventure

Pinnacles Adventure

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  • Embark on a self-drive journey to Nambung National Park, home to the Pinnacles Desert.
  • The drive itself is an adventure, offering glimpses of Western Australia's diverse landscapes.
  • The Pinnacles, ancient limestone pillars rising out of the sandy desert, are a sight to behold.
  • The park's entry fee is minimal (around $15 per vehicle), making this a value-for-money day out.
  • Bring a packed lunch to enjoy at the park's picnic area, surrounded by nature's wonders.
  • If you’re staying longer, consider experiencing a sunset stargazing tour (approximately $175 per adult)! The Pinnacles Desert is well renowned for its ancient landscape and dark skies. As well as providing equipment for your stargazing experience, you will also get to learn about Aboriginal Astronomy and hear Dreamtime stories of the night sky. The Australian Aboriginals are considered to be the world's first astronomers.
  • Need more stargazing spots? Check out these 8 Stunning Places for Your Ultimate Stargazing Adventure In Western Australia!

Day 5: Swan Valley - A Day of Delights

Morning: Caversham Wildlife Park

Caversham Wildlife Park

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  • Start your day in the Swan Valley by visiting Caversham Wildlife Park (entry fee applies).
  • It’s a fantastic opportunity for all ages to learn about and interact with koalas, kangaroos, and a variety of other animals in a respectful and engaging environment.
  • It's an engaging experience for all ages!

Admission fees: Adults $34, Children $15

Address: Whiteman Park, Whiteman Drive East, Whiteman WA 6068, Australia

Opening hours: 9am - 4.30pm (Daily)

Phone: +61 8 9248 1984


Afternoon: Explore Swan Valley's rich offerings

Whistler's Chocolate Company

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  • After your wildlife adventure, delve into the Swan Valley's rich offerings beyond its vineyards.
  • Visit the Whistler's Chocolate Company, a family-owned business where you can indulge in some of the finest chocolates and confectioneries in Western Australia.

Address: 506 Great Northern Highway, 6056 Middle Swan, Perth​

Opening Hours:

Monday to Sunday: 9AM - 5PM

Public Holidays: 10AM - 4PM​

Cafe Opening Hours:

Weekdays: 9AM - 2PM

Weekends: 9AM - 3PM

  • Then, explore the House of Honey, where you can taste different varieties of pure Australian honey and learn about the fascinating process of beekeeping.

Address: 867 Great Northern Highway (Corner of River Road), Herne Hill, 6056 Perth

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 10am-5pm

Evening: Picnic at Bells Rapids

Bells Rapids

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  • Wrap up your day with a tranquil visit to Bells Rapids, a beautiful natural spot ideal for picnics and leisurely walks.
  • The area is renowned for its stunning views, especially during the wildflower season or when the Avon Descent white water event is taking place. Bring a homemade picnic to enjoy as you relax by the river.

Day 6: Perth City Exploration

Morning: Art and Culture in Perth

Art Gallery of Western Australia,

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  • Dive into Perth's art scene with a visit to the Art Gallery of Western Australia,
  • This vibrant hub offers free entry to explore its rich collection of Australian and Indigenous art.
  • Immerse yourself in captivating exhibitions and witness the creativity that spans historical and contemporary works. A must-visit for art lovers!

Admission fee: Free entry (donations welcome).

Address: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, 6000 Perth

Opening hours: 10AM-5PM, Daily. Closed Tuesdays, Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Afternoon: Elizabeth Quay and Shopping

Elizabeth Quay

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  • Head to Elizabeth Quay (Gumap), a bustling waterfront area perfect for a leisurely afternoon.
  • Enjoy the scenery and indulge in some last-minute shopping at local boutiques.
  • Check out these 17 Brands Cheaper In Australia Than Back Home!

Evening: Farewell Dinner


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Your adventure in Western Australia starts here! Get RM600 OFF per couple when you book Western Australia packages*via Pick A Trip. Pack your bags!

*The booking period is from now till 31 March 2024, travel period is from now until 31 December 2024. Not combinable with other promotions or discounts. Other terms and conditions apply.

Perth offers a wealth of experiences that cater to solo travellers, couples, and families alike, all while keeping budget in mind. From its stunning natural landscapes and rich cultural heritage to its vibrant city life and friendly locals, Perth is a destination that charms all who visit. This itinerary blends free activities with paid experiences, ensuring a rich exploration of Perth without breaking the bank. Safe travels!

This article is brought to you by Tourism Western Australia.