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

— 3 nights

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 Scitech. Take a break from the city and head to Cottesloe Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with a short trip to Fremantle Prison in Fremantle (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial, hike along Jacob's Ladder, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth day trip planning tool.

Nottingham, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. In January, Perth is 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

Melbourne, Australia

— 4 nights

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 National Gallery of Victoria. Get in touch with nature at St. Kilda Beach and Balloon Rides. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Degraves Street, get curious at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tasma Terrace Gift Shop and Gallery, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Melbourne is 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Perth in January: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Museums · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney, Australia

— 4 nights

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 Wine Tours & Tastings. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and kick back and relax at Lady Bay.

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

Airlie Beach, Australia

— 1 night

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 · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Cairns, Australia

— 3 nights

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

Honolulu, United States

— 3 nights

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 Lanikai Beach and Ala Moana Beach Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Halona Blowhole, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Cairns to Honolulu in 16 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Cairns to Honolulu. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in January: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 32°C and lows are around 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

Lihue, United States

— 2 nights
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

Kailua-Kona, United States

— 4 nights

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 Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mauna Kea and Saddle Road. Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Rainbow Falls (in Hilo), Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden (in Papaikou) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). There's much more to do: stroll through Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and explore the galleries of Kona Coffee Living History Farm.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona online visit planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, United States

— 3 nights

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

Australia travel guide

4.7
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

4.4
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.