i am trying to keep it short:
- i am an austrian guy currently studying in chicago until may 24th
- i have an internship in sydney (AUS), starting on july 1st
so between that, i want to travel to hawaii and australia, maybe NZ. plan:
-) Big Island (4 days)
-) Oahu (3 days)
-) Kauai (3 days)
12 days total
a) flying to Cairns and then driving (rental car) all the way down to sydney. but i heard that brisbane - sydney isn't that exciting, so maybe its better to do
b.1) fly to brisbane, drive up to cairns and then flying down to sydney, or
b.2) fly to cairns, drive down to brisbane and then fly to sydney
which of these 3 routes would be your recommendation and how long would you plan for it? i know you could probably spend months in that area, but as i've never been in that region im trying to keep it short and get the most important things.
i guess total time will be about 3 weeks? or is it possible in 2 weeks without too much stress?
the thing is i would love to go to new zealand too. but i guess time-wise this will be kind of difficult, as i dont wanna travel around just to see the different sights and then immediately go somewhere else. im the kind of person who needs to stay a bit and enjoy the things instead of just rushing around.
my focus is one the one side mostly on nature, waterfalls, valleys, nice beaches, coasts etc. also i am an 22 year old outgoing student who always likes to get to know new people and travelers (i am traveling alone), so any areas with cool young people would also be appreciated.
money is not really an issue. not that i am super rich, but i saved my money for quite a long time and i think traveling is the best way of spending it.
thanks very much for your help guys, i very appreciate that.