43 days in Canada, Hawaii & Brisbane Itinerary

43 days in Canada, Hawaii & Brisbane Itinerary

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43 days in Canada, Hawaii & Brisbane Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Ottawa, Canada
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Vancouver, Canada
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Honolulu, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Lahaina, United States
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h
5
Volcano, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Kailua-Kona, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Waimea, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
8
Brisbane, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London, United Kingdom


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5
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Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa ©
A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ottawa: Dragonfly Golf Links (in Renfrew), Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum (in Carleton Place) and Stewart Park (in Perth). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, get engrossed in the history at Laurier House National Historic Site, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Canadian Museum of Nature.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ottawa trip maker website .

London, UK to Ottawa is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Ottawa, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Ottawa are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stewart Park, Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, Dragonfly Golf Links
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National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
ByWard Market ©
ByWard Market

7
nights
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vancouver: Lighthouse Park (in West Vancouver), Leghorn Ranch (in Pitt Meadows) and Zipline (in Whistler). The adventure continues: walk around Stanley Park, snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Anthropology.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vancouver online trip maker .

You can fly from Ottawa to Vancouver in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Vancouver is minus 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Lighthouse Park, Zipline, Leghorn Ranch
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of USS Arizona Memorial, browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu trip planner .

Fly from Vancouver to Honolulu in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in July; daily highs in Honolulu reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

5
nights
Lahaina, United States

Lahaina ©
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.
Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Wailea Beach (in Wailea) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Hana Highway - Road to Hana, stop by Vintage European Posters, get impressive views of Molokini Crater, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center.

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You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. July in Lahaina sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maui, Wailuku, Parasailing & Paragliding, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Haleakala Crater
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Volcano, United States

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Get out of town with these interesting Volcano side-trips: Hilo (Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls State Park, & more) and Kula Kai Caverns (in Ocean View). There's lots more to do: hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, take a memorable tour with Tours, head outdoors with Keanakakoi Crater Overlook, and stroll through Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Volcano online trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Volcano in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Volcano sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Kula Kai Caverns
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:
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Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

5
nights
Kailua-Kona, United States

Kailua-Kona ©
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 find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Hawaii Cigar & Ukulele (in Hawi), Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). There's much more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, tee off at Mauna Lani Resort , admire the verdant scenery at Pololu Valley Lookout, and appreciate the history behind Statue "King Kamehameha".

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Kailua-Kona attractions planner.

You can drive from Volcano to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Waimea.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Kahaluu Beach, Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Statue "King Kamehameha", Puukohola National Historic Park
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:
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Swim with Dolphins
Pololu Valley Lookout ©
Pololu Valley Lookout

5
nights
Waimea, United States

Change things up with these side-trips from Waimea: Hanalei (Hanalei Valley Lookout & Hanalei Beach), Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Waimea trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Waimea in 3 hours. In August in Waimea, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Waimea

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hanalei, Poipu, Hanapepe, Na Pali Coast State Park, Opaekaa Falls
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

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Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba), SunJet Simulations (in Caloundra) and Caloundra Coastal Walk (in Kings Beach). There's lots more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Waimea to Brisbane takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 20 hours. Traveling from Waimea in August, you will find days in Brisbane are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are cooler (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, SunJet Simulations, Laserzone Sunshine Coast
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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