32 days in Australia & Los Angeles Itinerary

32 days in Australia & Los Angeles Itinerary

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32 days in Australia & Los Angeles Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  25 h
1
Cairns, Australia
— 7 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
Mudgee, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Sydney, Australia
— 10 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
4
Los Angeles, United States
— 9 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

7
nights
Cairns, Australia

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.
Head to Village Gallery and Underart Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns and Michael Seebeck Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 10 hours. Traveling from Manchester in December, things will get much warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mudgee.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Mudgee, Australia

Mudgee ©
White latticed historic buildings and a red brick clock tower occupy Mudgee's town center.
Shop till you drop at David Mahony Art Gallery and Lue Pottery. Get some cultural insight at Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum and Blackfellows Hand Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to Eskbank House and Museum (in Lithgow) and 'Banjo Paterson ... more than a Poet' Exhibition (in Yeoval). It doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Arts and Crafts Mudgee and learn about winemaking at Burnbrae Wines.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mudgee itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Mudgee takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Mudgee when traveling from Cairns in December, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Mudgee

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lithgow, David Mahony Art Gallery, 'Banjo Paterson ... more than a Poet' Exhibition, Lue Pottery
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David Mahony Art Gallery ©
David Mahony Art Gallery
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum ©
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum
Blackfellows Hand Cave ©
Blackfellows Hand Cave

10
nights
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Store Beach. Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Clovelly Beach. There's lots more to do: stop by Sydney Fish Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take in the exciting artwork at ATTY Gallery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

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You can fly from Mudgee to Sydney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mudgee in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sydney

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

9
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Get some historical perspective at Annenberg Community Beach House and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and The Disney Gallery (in Anaheim). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, view the masterpieces at Annenberg Space for Photography, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and shop like a local with Hauser & Wirth.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Los Angeles takes 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In December, Los Angeles is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Nightlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Norton Simon Museum, The Disney Gallery
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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