16 days in Honolulu, Nadi & Australia Itinerary

16 days in Honolulu, Nadi & Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Honolulu, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
2
Nadi, Fiji
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Sydney, Australia
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 45 min
4
Airlie Beach, Australia
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
5
Gladstone, Australia
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
6
Fraser Island, Australia
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  9 h 30 min
7
Byron Bay, Australia
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Foot + Fly:  8 h 15 min
8
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  26 h
End: Seattle, United States


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4
nights
Honolulu, United States

Honolulu
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip site.

Seattle to Honolulu is an approximately 8- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Seattle in December, things will get much hotter in Honolulu: highs are around 82°F and lows about 69°F. You will leave for Nadi on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
night
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nadi tour planning tool.

Getting from Honolulu to Nadi by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Fiji Standard Time, which is usually a 22 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. You'll set off for Sydney on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Nadi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

1
night
Sydney, Australia

Sydney
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.
To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney planning tool.

Fly from Nadi to Sydney in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nadi to Sydney. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nadi in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 81°F and lows reach 65°F. You'll set off for Airlie Beach on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

3
nights
Airlie Beach, Australia

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Whitsunday Great Walk. Get some cultural insight at Proserpine Museum and Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop. Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, take in the exciting artwork at Above & Below Photography Gallery, and explore the activities along Heart Reef.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Airlie Beach tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Sydney to Airlie Beach by combination of flight, taxi, and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, Airlie Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Gladstone.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Proserpine Museum
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Spas
Whitsunday Great Walk ©
Whitsunday Great Walk

1
night
Gladstone, Australia

Gladstone ©
Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Capricorn Caves. On the 31st (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Capricorn Caves, take an in-depth tour of Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Auckland Hill Lookout, and finally do a tasting at Gecko Valley Winery.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gladstone trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Airlie Beach to Gladstone in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, daytime highs in Gladstone are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Gladstone

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trip

Capricorn Caves
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Gecko Valley Winery ©
Gecko Valley Winery
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum ©
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum

1
night
Fraser Island, Australia

Fraser Island ©
On the 1st (Wed), explore the activities along Lake Allom.

Find out how to plan Fraser Island trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Gladstone to Fraser Island with the Route module. December in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 68°F at night. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Lake Allom ©
Lake Allom

2
nights
Byron Bay, Australia

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
On the 2nd (Thu), view the masterpieces at Hammer and Hand Byron Bay Jewellery and Metal Collective, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then get great views at Pat Morton Lookout, and finally identify plant and animal life at Broken Head Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Broken Head Beach and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay vacation planning site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Fraser Island to Byron Bay takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, train, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fraser Island in January since evenings lows in Byron Bay dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Broken Head, Pat Morton Lookout, Lighthouse Beach
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout

1
night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): trek along Kuniya Walk.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Byron Bay to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Byron Bay to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Byron Bay in January; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 99°F and lows reach 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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