47 days in United States Itinerary

47 days in United States Itinerary

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47 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + taxi:  13​h 30​min
Poipu, Kauai
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  4​h
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  16​h 30​min
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Key West
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Waimea Canyon State Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Poipu Beach Park and Lumahai Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Poipu: Aunty Liliko'i (in Waimea) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa). There's still lots to do: stroll through Makawehi Bluff, stop by The Wine Shop, kick back and relax at Shipwreck Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Poipu day trip app .

Melbourne, Australia to Poipu is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Poipu is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Poipu, with lows of 22°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Poipu

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Koloa, Waimea, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Kayaking & Canoeing, Helicopter Tours
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ka'anapali Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step off the beaten path and head to Haleakala Crater and Hana Highway - Road to Hana. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei), Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Sherri Reeve (in Makawao). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Poipu to Lahaina takes 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Wailea Beach, Sherri Reeve, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Akaka Falls State Park and Laupahoehoe Beach Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kalapana and 2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass. Get out of town with these interesting Hilo side-trips: Jagger Museum (in Volcano), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail & Kilauea Iki Trailhead) and Maku'u Farmer's Market (in Pahoa). And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Uncle Robert's Awa Bar and Farmers Market, take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, and explore the fascinating underground world of Kilauea Caverns of Fire.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo journey planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Hilo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In January, daytime highs in Hilo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Laupahoehoe, Volcano, Uncle Robert's Awa Bar and Farmers Market, Hilo Coffee Mill
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Swim with Dolphins and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Get outdoors at Mauna Kea and Lapakahi State Historical Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, relax in the rural setting at Greenwell Farms, browse the exhibits of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Greenwell Farms, Puukohola National Historic Park, Lapakahi State Historical Park, Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Step out of the city life by going to Bahia Honda State Park and Dolphin Research Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Turtle Hospital and Fishing Charters & Tours. When in Marathon, make a side trip to see A Lil' Tail Charters in Islamorada, approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach and look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Marathon online attractions planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kailua-Kona to Marathon in 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Kailua-Kona to Marathon is 5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

5
nights
Key West

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dry Tortugas National Park and Duval Street. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, and get outside with The Schooner Wolf - Private Charters.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Key West trip maker tool .

Drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Key West sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

4
nights
New York City

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the New York City tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Key West in January: high temperatures in New York City hover around 5°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. Get outdoors at Horseshoe Bend and Rim Trail. Explore Grand Canyon National Park's surroundings by going to Page (Antelope Canyon & Lower Antelope Canyon). On the 5th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Lipan Point, stroll through Tonto Trail, and make a trip to Moran Point.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of -9°C. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

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Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

4
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.
Visiting Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains and explore the stunning scenery at Hoover Dam Bypass.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas attractions planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 8°C. You'll set off for Honolulu on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Nature, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

6
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get some cultural insight at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Polynesian Cultural Center and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Banzai Pipeline (in Pupukea), Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). There's much more to do: make a trip to Battleship Missouri Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, hike along Koko Crater Trail, and cruise along Makapu'u Point.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu journey planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Honolulu in 8.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in February, you will find days in Honolulu are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are much hotter (23°C). On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Polynesian Cultural Center, Banzai Pipeline, Makapu'u Point, Sunset Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Polynesian Cultural Center ©
Polynesian Cultural Center
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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