Fremantle (Perth), Australia

Western Australia’s capital is a burgeoning, bustling city straddling the Swan River. You can catch a boat from the port of Fremantle into the city for a swan’s eye view on arrival. Climb up to Kings Park and Botanic Gardens for an overview of Perth, at over a million citizens the most isolated large city on earth. The Aviation Heritage Museum is a must for airplane buffs. Stop by the Perth Mint to handle a $200,000 dollar gold bar and watch one of the hourly gold pours. Ferry to Penguin Island to see fairy penguins.