51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

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51 days in United States Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  17​h
Wailea, Maui
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 8 nights
Fly:  10​h
Page
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h
Key West
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Marathon
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
St. Augustine
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  27​h
Melbourne

6
days
Wailea, Maui

Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Appreciate the collections at Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center and Laura Mango Art Gallery. Visit Ulua Beach and Makena Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wailea: Charles Lindbergh's Grave (in Kipahulu), Hana (Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach) & Hasegawa General Store Inc) and Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum (in Puunene). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tee off at Wailea Blue Golf Course, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and stroll through Keawakapu Beach.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Wailea itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Wailea is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Wailea, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Wailea is much hotter than Melbourne - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Wailea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hana, Kihei, Charles Lindbergh's Grave, Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum, Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center
Highlights from your plan
Keawakapu Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ulua Beach

7
days
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i. You'll get in some beach time at Waialea Beach and 49 Black Sand Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Honaunau (Honaunau Bay & The Painted Church) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Puako). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kealakekua Bay, kick back and relax at Magic Sands, get interesting insight from Tours, and experience rural life at Hula Daddy Kona Coffee.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona vacation builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Wailea to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Page.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Honaunau, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waialea Beach

4
days
Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Kaibab Trail and Navajo Bridge. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and River Rafting & Tubing. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Canyon National Park (Yaki Point & Lipan Point). Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Page travel itinerary creator.

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Page in 10 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kailua-Kona to Page is 3 hours. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Page, with lows around 15°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail

7
days
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wheels Through Time Transportation and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cades Cove and Tuckaleechee Caverns. Get out of town with these interesting Great Smoky Mountains National Park side-trips: Mountain Valley Vineyards (in Pigeon Forge), Asheville (Basilica of Saint Lawrence & Biltmore Estate) and Cherokee (Museum of the Cherokee Indian & Oconaluftee Indian Village). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, explore and take pictures at Little River Road, and take in the dramatic scenery at Laurel Falls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park vacation builder.

Getting from Page to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Page to Great Smoky Mountains National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Page in June, you will find days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Cherokee, Asheville, Mountain Valley Vineyards, Tuckaleechee Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

5
days
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Visit Fort Zachary Taylor and Smathers Beach for some beach relaxation. Your inner history buff will appreciate Truman Little White House and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and get curious at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Key West vacation trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Key West takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in June since evenings lows in Key West dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Zachary Taylor
Truman Little White House

4
days
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Get some cultural insight at History of Diving Museum and Pigeon Key. Explore hidden gems such as The Turtle Hospital and Sunset Park Beach. Explore Marathon's surroundings by going to A1A Watersports (in Islamorada) and National Key Deer Refuge (in Big Pine Key). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Sombrero Reef, stop by The Tackle Box, and choose your vessel at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Marathon are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Islamorada, Sunset Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital

5
days
St. Augustine

St. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum and Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens. Popular historic sites such as Memorial Presbyterian Church and Old St. Augustine Village are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from St. Augustine: Florida Museum of Natural History (in Gainesville), Jacksonville Beach (in Jacksonville Beach) and Ponce Inlet (Marine Science Center & Lighthouse Point Park). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vilano Beach, snap pictures at Ravine Gardens State Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine trip planner.

You can drive from Marathon to St. Augustine in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Marathon in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in St. Augustine, with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ponce Inlet, Jacksonville Beach, Florida Museum of Natural History, Ravine Gardens State Park, Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Vilano Beach
Jacksonville Beach

7
days
New York City

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Relax by the water at Fire Island National Seashore and Gateway National Recreation. Do some cultural sightseeing at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Cattus Island County Park (in Toms River), Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill) and Bayard Cutting Arboretum (in Great River). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City vacation trip planner.

Getting from St. Augustine to New York City by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from St. Augustine in June, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nazareth, Fire Island National Seashore, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Bushkill Falls, Cattus Island County Park
Highlights from your plan
Fire Island National Seashore
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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