Discover Australia round the world holiday

Tailor-made holidays
Duration (in days): 42

From: UK - Dubai

To: Los Angeles - UK

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£5,845

Inc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Overview

Travel around the globe in just over six weeks on this round the world holiday. Encompassing 4 very different countries this trip takes you from the desert of Dubai to discover Australia in depth. Visit Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney. From here, head for the beach in Hawaii, and wind up in Los Angeles, home of the stars!

The majority of your time will be in Australia, beginning with an exploration of Perth and its surrounds – a region is renowned for its food and wine. Fly to Adelaide and drive the scenic Great Ocean Road past the Twelve Apostles and on to Melbourne. Next up is a visit to the ancient monolith at Australia’s centre – Uluru. Add on the Great Barrier reef and a stay in Sydney to complete your Aussie stay.

This trip also includes stops in Dubai, Singapore, Hawaii and Los Angeles, if you like the look of these countries and would like to explore further, please speak to one of our consultants. We can help you create the round the world trip of your dreams!

This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.

This holiday includes

  • All flights
  • Car hire in Australia
  • Accommodation throughout
  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

 

    Highlights

    • Enjoy a 3 course BBQ in the desert on your Dubai stopover
    • Sample the afternoon tea at the iconic Raffles Hotel Singapore
    • Visit some of Australia’s finest cellar doors in Margaret River
    • Take a tour around the Uluru
    • Drive along the scenic Great Ocean Road
    • Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
    • Take a snap beside the Sydney Opera House
    • Learn about Hawaii’s war history at Pearl Harbour
    • Spot a star in LA
    Itinerary

    Discover Australia round the world holiday | map


    Days 1-4: Dubai Stopover  

    Your first stop is the United Arab Emirates and the popular hub of Dubai, where we’ve included our Dubai Stopover with 3 nights’ accommodation, private transfers and a desert safari adventure complete with traditional Arabian welcome, 3 course BBQ dinner and even a camel ride if you wish! Relax on the beach or hit the shops, make sure to keep some luggage space for the rest of your adventure though!

    Enjoy a Dubai desert safari

    Days 5-8: Singapore Stopover

    We’ve included our Singapore stopover package which includes 3 nights’ accommodation, airport transfers airport and a half-day city tour. In the evening, we recommend you head down to Marina Bay to see the stunning light shows that light up the sky. Why not book an afternoon tea at the iconic Raffles Hotel, or head up to the Long Bar to enjoy a Singapore Sling in the bar where it was created?              

    Marina Bay in Singapore
                         

    Days 9-14: Perth & the wine region

    Welcome to Australia! Arrive in Perth on the West Coast and take a road trip down the coast exploring the towns of Bunbury and Margaret River, home to over 120 wine producers and foodie heaven. Sample delicious wines and gourmet fare as you relax into your trip. Final stop is Pemberton and a total change of scenery here, we have booked a stay in a forest retreat overlooking the lake.

    Take a wine tour and enjoy some gourmet cuisine in Margaret River | photo credit: Tourism Western Australia
              

    Days 14-18: Red Centre

    The next highlight on your trip is the ‘Red Centre’ of Australia, home to the most culturally significant site in the country, Uluru. This giant sandstone monolith holds great significance to Aboriginal culture and is located in the heart of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. We’ve included a 5 day package here encompassing Alice Springs, Uluru and Kings Canyon. Your trip includes accommodation in hotels or permanent tents, all transport and experienced guides to ensure you make the most of your time here.

    Discover the vastness of Kata Tjuta National Park
                 

    Days 18-25: Great Ocean Road self-drive

    Landing in Adelaide, you have the perfect opportunity to explore the magnificent coastlines of South Australia and Victoria with our Great Ocean Road self-drive. With a night in laid back Adelaide first you can head down to Glenelg for a stroll, with a lovely beach and a chilled out vibe this is the perfect introduction to South Australia. Your self-drive takes you all the way to Melbourne stopping in Mount Gambier with its captivating Blue Lake, Port Fairy, a quirky coastal town where you can check out the fisherman unloading their catch and finally to Apollo Bay. Be sure to stop off at the Twelve Apostles and Port Campbell National Park on the way for some fabulous photographs; time your visit around sunset and you will be rewarded! Two nights in Melbourne complete this trip, make sure you head up the Eureka Skydeck for 360 views of the city.

    Make your way along the spectacular Great Ocean Road
        

    Days 25-29: Cairns Stopover

    Your Aussie adventure continues in the tropical north with our Cairns Stopover Package. Spend 4 nights’ in nearby Port Douglas, an hour from Cairns. With its relaxed vibe and long stretches of beach this quintessentially Australian town is the perfect way to enjoy your time here. We have included a boat trip to the Great Barrier Reef, a ‘must-do’ in this region! Snorkel with tropical fish and keep your eyes peeled for reef sharks as you experience the most famous reef on the planet.

    Head out onto the Great Barrier Reef and snorkel with the tropical fish

    Days 29-35: Sydney, Blue Mountains & Hunter Valley

    Heading over to New South Wales, our 7 day Sydney, Blue Mountains & Hunter Valley self-drive gives you 4 days to explore the iconic city of Sydney before taking a short self-drive adventure into the Blue Mountains and the Hunter Valley. With the freedom to explore at your own pace, you’ll cover 3 of the main highlights in this region.

    Explore this vibrant city and don’t miss Darling Harbour, Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. After a few days, pick up your hire car and head into the Blue Mountains, so-named for the bluish haze that blankets the hills from the many eucalyptus trees. From here, visit the wineries of the Hunter Valley for a day’s wine tasting in this well-known wine region.      

    Sail past the iconic Opera House | image: Hugh Stewart | Destination NSW


    If you’d like to extend your stay in Australia ever further, we will create the perfect itinerary. Here are some more Australia trip ideas:


    Days 35-38: Honolulu Stopover    

    Your first stop in the USA is Hawaii, we have included a 3 night stopover in Honolulu with accommodation, transfers and a Pearl Harbour Memorial tour. Learn more about the tragic WW2 history of Hawaii before enjoying what it is today, with beautiful beaches and breath-taking scenery you may choose to stay longer here and explore some of the other islands, speak to one of our consultants to tailor your perfect trip.

    Walk along the famous Waikiki Beach
     

     

    If you’re interested in exploring a little more of Hawaii, we can plan a longer itinerary to different islands. Here are some more Hawaii trip ideas:


    Days 39-42: Los Angeles Stopover

    Explore the bright lights of Los Angeles; from the quirky beaches to the star-lined sidewalks of Hollywood on this 4 day, 3 night LA stopover designed to introduce you to the best of what LA has to offer. Check out the famous handprints that are dotted along the street at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and spot your favourite stars on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. Take in the historic side of Los Angeles from the Walt Disney Concert Hall to the Cathedral of our Lady and grab a dim sum lunch under the lanterns of Chinatown.

    Grab a star map and explore the Hollywood Walk of Fame


    If you would like to explore more of the USA why not check out some of our road trip ideas?

    Info

    This itinerary is purely a suggestion, and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.

    What's included: 

    • All flights
    • All accommodation
    • Car hire in Australia
    • Small group guided tour in the Red Centre
    • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

    Not included: 

    • Any additional car insurances or items payable locally
    • One way fees
    • Any meals not mentioned
    • Any excursions not mentioned
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips & gratuities
    Accommodation

    38 nights in 3-4* standard accommodation.

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