29 days in Australia & Hawaii Itinerary

29 days in Australia & Hawaii Itinerary

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Train to London St Pancras International, Fly to Perth
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Perth, Australia
— 3 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
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Airlie Beach, Australia
— 1 night
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, United States
— 3 nights
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Lihue, United States
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona, United States
— 4 nights
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Lahaina, United States
— 3 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Nottingham

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Perth, Australia

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Cottesloe Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Jacob's Ladder. Change things up with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Scitech, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and appreciate the history behind State War Memorial.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Perth trip planner.

Nottingham, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Nottingham to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Perth is much warmer than Nottingham - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Melbourne, Australia

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Balloon Rides. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Victoria and ArtVo. There's still lots to do: stroll through St. Kilda Beach, contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and take a stroll around Federation Square.

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Getting from Perth to Melbourne by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in January, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Museums · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Sydney, Australia

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Manly Scenic Walkway and Queen Victoria Building. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Lady Bay. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately Manly away. Dedicate the 13th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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Airlie Beach, Australia

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 16th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon, stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach online visit planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Airlie Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Airlie Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure
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Cairns, Australia

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Palm Cove Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Honolulu, United States

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Manoa Falls and Ala Moana Beach Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Step out of Honolulu with an excursion to Lanikai Beach in Kailua--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, get great views at Puu Ualakaa State Park, explore the striking landscape at Halona Blowhole, and admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Cairns to Honolulu in 16 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Cairns in January, expect Honolulu to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Lihue, United States

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Anini Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach, then hike along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lihue trip maker app.

Getting from Honolulu to Lihue by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Kailua-Kona, United States

Heart of the Kona Coast

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Punalu‘U Beach and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and Saddle Road. Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Rainbow Falls (in Hilo), Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Jagger Museum (in Volcano). There's still lots to do: stroll through Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), take an in-depth tour of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, cast your line with a fishing tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip planning website.

You can fly from Lihue to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. In January in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Lahaina, United States

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach, hike along Kapalua Coastal Trail, and then kick back and relax at Kapalua Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): stroll through Kamaole Beach Park II, then kick back and relax at Kamaole Beach Park III, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lahaina trip maker site.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina by flight takes about 4.5 hours. In January in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

Hawaii travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.