29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
5
Hoover
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
6
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Family-friendly places like The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier will thrill your kids. You'll explore and learn at Griffith Observatory and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Pack the 3rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and have fun and explore at Travel Town.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Los Angeles using our trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. In May, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim holiday maker app .

Anaheim is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In May, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

#Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Yaki Point, trek along Rim Trail, and stop by Canyon Village Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Anaheim, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Bring the kids along to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Titanic and The Mob Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Strip, stop by M&M'S World Las Vegas, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip builder website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are warmer (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Hoover.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Shopping, #Museums, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas ©
Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas

2
nights
Hoover

Hoover ©
Hoover is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in north central Alabama, United States. On the 15th (Wed), browse the different shops at The Outlet Shops of Grand River, then look for gifts at Bass Pro Shop, and then admire the natural beauty at Aldridge Gardens.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Hoover travel planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Las Vegas to Hoover. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Hoover. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hoover: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hoover

#Shopping, #Parks

Side Trip

Leeds
Highlights from your plan
Bass Pro Shop ©
Bass Pro Shop
The Outlet Shops of Grand River ©
The Outlet Shops of Grand River
Aldridge Gardens ©
Aldridge Gardens

4
nights
Lahaina, Maui

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wailea Beach and Napili Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Kihei) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). There's lots more to do: stroll through Kapalua Beach, wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, look for gifts at Water Works Sports, and meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip maker app .

Explore your travel options from Hoover to Lahaina with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Hoover in May, Lahaina is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Maui Ocean Center, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Kapalua Beach, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like USS Arizona Memorial and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Kids will enjoy Kailua Beach Park and Ko Olina Lagoons. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa), Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and admire the majestic nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Waimea Bay, Byodo-In Temple, Ko Olina Lagoons
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

2
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, view the masterpieces at 2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass, then stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then don't miss a visit to Laupahoehoe Beach Park, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Honolulu to Hilo by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Hilo

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trips

Volcano, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Hilo Coffee Mill, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum
Hilo Coffee Mill ©
Hilo Coffee Mill

2
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach and then kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park and then kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lihue road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Hilo to Lihue in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Poipu, Garden Isle Bath & Body LLC, Na Pali Coast State Park, Hanalei Beach
Highlights from your plan
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach

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