Around the World: USA, Cook Islands, Australia and Bali

By | September 18, 2021

Go on a round-the-world trip for 32 days with everything included: overnight stays and car rental in the USA, accommodation in the Cook Islands, accommodation and tours in Australia as well as accommodation and all transport in Bali. We help you with lots of cool travel tips and are happy to tailor your trip if you want more stops, change your route, extend your stay, upgrade your overnight stays, and more.

This dream trip takes you to the most beautiful national parks in the USA and Australia, two of the world’s coolest cities (San Francisco and Sydney), offers island life and beautiful beaches in the Cook Islands, Aboriginal culture and camping in Australia’s outback and temples and volcanoes in Bali. Australia is a country located in Oceania according to transporthint.

We have included all overnight stays, transports and tours in this travel proposal. You still have the opportunity to explore on your own, as we have “only” included the most important elements for a fantastic trip.

Day 1: Arrival in San Francisco Departure from Sweden to San Francisco with arrival the same day. Upon arrival at San Francisco International Airport, take yourself to the hotel inside the city. The rest of the day is at your own disposal in San Francisco.

Day 2-3: On a San Francisco Exploration Take the opportunity to see the many sights and attractions in San Francisco. Experience the atmosphere of Fisherman’s Wharf, visit Alcatraz or rent a bike and cross the Golden Gate Bridge for the huge redwood trees of the Muir Woods National Monument. In the evening, dine in one of San Francisco’s specialties, each offering its own culture and gastronomy.

Day 4: San FranciscoYosemite You can pick up your rental car in the morning and start the beautiful drive to Yosemite National Park. If you want, you can take the road past the beautiful vineyards of the Napa Valley or visit some of the lesser known vineyards outside of Yosemite.

Day 5: Hiking and beautiful scenery in Yosemite You have all day to explore Yosemite National Park and the area around Mammoth Lakes. You can not miss the striking beauty of Yosemite. Here you will see impressive cliffs, such as El Capital Monolith, Glacier Point and Half Dome, as well as large waterfalls that rush down for them. In Yosemite there are also many small rivers and meadows as well as groves with large sequoia trees. In Yosemite Village you can visit the Valley Visitor Center, and there are also several short hiking trails. In addition, Mirror Lake and Tunnel View are worth a visit.

Day 6: Yosemite – Mammoth Lakes Today a beautiful trip awaits via the Tioga Pass to Lake Mono and then on to Mammoth. It is also possible to hike or rent a kayak. Also do not miss to visit the ghost town of Bodie, which is an abandoned mining community from the 19th century.

Day 7: Mammoth Lakes – Las Vegas Today you travel from Mammoth Lakes to Las Vegas via Death Valley. In Death Valley you will find arid salt lakes, desert landscapes and lots of beautiful viewpoints. The visitor center is located at Furnace Creek and is a great base from which to explore the park. You can spend the evening in Las Vegas, taking a walk down Las Vegas Boulevard, also known as The Strip. Also stop by the Bellagio Hotel to see the beautiful fountain show.

Day 8: Las VegasGrand Canyon The road to the Grand Canyon passes the impressive Hoover Dam and along the classic Route 66. With its overwhelming size and stunning colors, the Grand Canyon is one of the world’s natural wonders. The huge size and brilliant colors make the place unique. In the area around the South Rim there are several viewpoints that can be reached by both shuttle bus and car. There are also many hiking trails in the area. Bright Angel Lodge has an excellent vantage point and there you can also enjoy a beautiful gallery and exciting exhibitions.

Day 9: Grand Canyon Discovery You have the whole day to explore the Grand Canyon. If you have time, you can also drive along Routes 64 and 89 where you can see Horseshoe Bend and book a tour of Antelope Canyon.

Day 10: Grand Canyon – Laughlin Enjoy the morning in the Grand Canyon before heading to Laughlin, where you can satisfy your craving for slot machines and casinos.

Day 11: Laughlin – Los Angeles Today the trip goes to Los Angeles. Along the way there are a number of exciting stops, such as the town of Barstow, which has a genuine Route 66 atmosphere.

Day 12: Discovering Los Angeles Los Angeles is America’s premier entertainment city. Here are famous stars and also the famous Hollywood sign. The city practically swims in culture and events. Take a walk along the Walk of Fame and see the pink stars on the sidewalk bearing the names of the city’s celebrities. You can also rent a bicycle or roller skates and ride along the promenade from Venice Beach to Santa Monica. Day 13 Departure from Los Angeles Today the journey goes from Los Angeles to Rarotonga. You leave the car at the airport before departure.

Day 14: Arrival in Rarotonga “Kia orana” (Hello in Rarotongan) – welcome to paradise. You take yourself to the resort and have the whole day to enjoy the pool and the beach as well as to relax. Here you are on island time, and there is no stress but just relaxation and a good atmosphere. Castaway Resort is a small boutique resort with a beautiful bounty beach and a relaxed atmosphere. From the beach you can see humpback whales (July-November), snorkel among colorful fish in the coral reef and see one of the island’s most beautiful sunsets. The rooms are equipped with a small kitchen, private toilet / bath and private terrace.

Day 15–17: Beach holiday at Rarotonga You have the days to yourself on Rarotonga, so there is the opportunity to explore the island and its culture. (F) In the capital Avarua, a market is organized every Saturday. Here you can shop with the locals and taste local specialties such as ika (marinated fish with coconut milk). The Cook Islands have about 15,000 inhabitants, of which 11,000 live on Rarotonga. The island is 32 km in circumference, so you can easily get around to explore the villages by car, scooter or bicycle. Further inland you will find mountains, jungles and waterfalls. Winberg Travel recommends going on a tour with a local guide. The island is surrounded by coral reefs and lagoons, so there is plenty for snorkeling and diving. If you go to a Sunday service, you will hear the locals singing together in their finest clothes.

Day 18: Departure from Rarotonga Today, the journey continues to one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Sydney. You take yourself to the airport.

Day 19: Arrival Sydney Welcome to Sydney, the capital of New South Wales and Australia’s largest city. Over four million people live here, and the city is an enchanting and amazing place. You take yourself from the airport to your hotel.

Day 20-21: On a journey of discovery in Sydney The Opera House is of course a great experience for most people who visit Sydney and is an absolute must visit. Go on a guided tour and find out how this architectural marvel was built. In the same area is Harbor Bridge. Here is a small museum where you can learn more about the construction of the bridge, and you can also go up the 200 steps to the top and look out over the city. The adventurous can also climb the bridge. Next to the Opera House is the Royal Botanic Garden, where eager exercisers run or cycle all day long. Feel free to bring a picnic and have lunch in the shade of a tree overlooking the harbor, the opera house and the bridge. Take a beautiful, coastal walk from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach. You can also take a day trip to the Blue Mountains or the Hunter Valley.

Day 22: Departure from Sydney and adventure at Uluru You take yourself to the airport. From Sydney you fly to Ayers Rock Airport. Here you meet your group and local guide. From here you go to the impressive Uluru, which is 348 meters high and 10 km in circumference. Like a desolate giant, Uluru lies in the middle of the Australian desert, surrounded only by small low bushes, tufts of grass and red sand. Take a walk around the mountain and visit the local cultural center to learn more about why this place is so sacred to the indigenous people. One of the absolute highlights of the trip is watching the sun set over Uluru. (L, M)

Day 23: Uluru to Kings Canyon Uluru is most magical at sunrise and sunset. Today you and your group get up early and drive away to find a good vantage point. First, Uluru stands as a gray silhouette against the slowly brightening background. As the sun rises further, the color changes to almost screaming orange, before the sun finally rises high in the sky and Uluru has adopted the red color we are used to. After a magical sunrise, the trip goes from Uluru to Kata Tjuta, which means “many heads”. The best way to experience Kata Tjuta is to hike through the Valley of the Winds. In the afternoon we drive to the evening camp at Kings Creek Station. Here you can dine by the campfire while enjoying the undisturbed starry sky. (F, L, M)

Day 24: Kings Canyon to Alice Springs Watarrka Gorge cuts through the landscape as a miniature version of the Grand Canyon. Unlike the Grand Canyon, Watarrka is much easier to explore, so we recommend that you take the long road to the top where you pass the idyllic permanent watering hole Garden of Eden along the way. The view from the cliff is absolutely fantastic – and the walk is well worth the effort. At the end of the afternoon, the tour ends in Alice Springs, where you will be dropped off at your hotel. (F, L)

Day 25: Departure from Alice Springs and arrival in Bali You take yourself to the airport and fly with a stopover to Denpasar in Bali. You will be picked up and driven to your resort in Sanur. Bali is as exotic as the name suggests. On this small Indonesian island you get to experience lots of culture, temples, volcanoes and beaches.

Day 26: Relaxation and sun holiday in Sanur Sanur is one of the more peaceful and tranquil tourist areas in Bali. There is a cozy promenade from where you can watch the sunrise over Bali early in the morning. There are many different restaurants and good shopping and massage. It is also possible to rent a bicycle to get around the city. (F)

Day 27: Sanur to Ubud You will be picked up at your hotel by your local guide, who will take you around to nice places and sights on the way to Ubud. (F)

Day 28: On an adventure among temples in Ubud There is a lot to experience in and around Ubud. This is Bali’s artistic center, which is also known for yoga, meditation and relaxing spa stays. There are many local markets, galleries and cultural performances in the city. If you are adventurous, you can go rafting down the rivers, cycle or climb either Batur (1,717 m) or the volcano Agung (3,142 m). Near Ubud there are lots of good hiking trails that take you to beautiful rice terraces and through small, picturesque villages. (F)

Day 29: Ubud to Lovina After breakfast you go to Lovina. The tour goes via the Tirta Empul temple, coffee plantations, Kintamani crater and the former northern Balinese capital Singaraja. You decide if you want to make a stop, because it’s just you and your local guide. In the afternoon you will come to relaxing Lovina. (F)

Day 30: Relaxation and sun holiday in Lovina A new wonderful day awaits you on the northern coast of Bali. You can hike up the mountains or take a day trip to the “hidden waterfall” Lemukih. The hot springs and the beautiful Buddhist temples can be visited early in the morning. Lovina is known for its black lava beaches and its calm pace. The beach overlooks the beautiful volcanoes of Java. (F)

Day 31: Lovina to Denpasar and departure from Bali After breakfast you have some time before you are picked up and driven to the airport in Denpasar. The time depends on the flight departure time (F)

Day 32: Arrival in Sweden Arrival in Sweden after a fantastic trip around the world.

Overnight stays

3 nights in San Francisco at Best Western Plus Americana or similar.
2 nights in Oakhurst at Best Western Plus Yosemite or similar.
1 night in Mammoth Lakes at Mammoth Mountain Inn or similar.
2 nights in Las Vegas at Tropicana Las Vegas or similar.
2 nights in the Grand Canyon at Yavapai Lodge Grand Canyon or similar.
1 night in Laughlin at Tropicana Express Hotel & Casino or similar.
2 nights in Los Angeles at Dunes Inn Sunset or similar.
4 nights at Rarotonga at Castaway Resort or similar.
3 nights in Sydney at the Great Southern Hotel Sydney or similar.
1 night in a tent with fixed base and beds at Ayers Rock
1 night in a tent with a fixed base and beds at Kings Creek Cattle Station
1 night in Alice Springs on DoubleTree or similar.
2 nights in Sanur at Besakih Beach Hotel or similar.
2 nights in Ubud at Pertiwi Resort & Spa or similar.
2 nights in Lovina at Rumah Cantik or similar.

Around the World - USA, Cook Islands, Australia and Bali