48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

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48 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Houston
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
New York City
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
Wailea, Maui
— 17 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, stop by The Original Farmers Market, then look for gifts at Bergamot Station, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To find reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles vacation planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Adelaide to Los Angeles. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Adelaide in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area

4
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Get outdoors at Surfside Beach and Brazos Bend State Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Brazosport Museum of Natural Science and Star of the Republic Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Washington-on-the-Brazos (in Washington) and Houston Premium Outlets (in Cypress). There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rothko Chapel.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Houston trip planning app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Houston in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Houston

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Washington, Surfside Beach, Houston Premium Outlets, Brazos Bend State Park, Brazosport Museum of Natural Science
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Washington-on-the-Brazos ©
Washington-on-the-Brazos
Brazosport Museum of Natural Science ©
Star of the Republic Museum ©
Star of the Republic Museum

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 25th (Wed), hunt for treasures at Your Dekalb Farmers Market, take a stroll through Little Five Points, and then admire the striking features of Fox Theatre.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Atlanta tour planner.

Fly from Houston to Atlanta in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Atlanta. Traveling from Houston in December, things will get a bit cooler in Atlanta: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Atlanta

#Nightlife, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping

Side Trip

Your Dekalb Farmers Market
Highlights from your plan
Fox Theatre ©
Fox Theatre
Little Five Points ©
Little Five Points
Your Dekalb Farmers Market ©
Your Dekalb Farmers Market

8
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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Visit Ponquogue Beach and Gateway National Recreation for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Alex Ferrone Gallery (in Cutchogue), Quogue Wildlife Refuge (in Quogue) and Cattus Island County Park (in Toms River). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, steep yourself in history at Grey Towers National Historic Site, and do a tasting at Brook hollow winery.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New York City online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Atlanta in December, with highs in New York City at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Columbia, Alex Ferrone Gallery, Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Bushkill Falls, Grey Towers National Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Bodega Head and Baker Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Castello di Amorosa and Pomponio State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Sebastopol Center for the Arts (in Sebastopol), Bean Hollow State Beach (in Pescadero) and Sacramento (The Chefs' Olive Mix, Old Sacramento, & more). Dedicate the 3rd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel route site .

Getting from New York City to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Wailea.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Sacramento, Bean Hollow State Beach, Oxbow Public Market, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head

17
nights
Wailea, Maui

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wailea Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Hana Coast Gallery and Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Hana (Halfway to Hana, Laura Mango Art Gallery, & more), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Charles Lindbergh's Grave (in Kipahulu). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Kapalua Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ho'okipa Beach Park, and work some fitness into your day at Wailea Beach Path.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Wailea online trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Wailea by combination of flight and taxi takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Wailea due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect nights in Wailea to be a bit warmer, around 20°C, while days are much warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Wailea

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Hana, Kapalua, Maui, Paia
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Akaka Falls State Park and Jagger Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kona Coffee Living History Farm and Pacific Tsunami Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Hilo: Kailua-Kona (Mokuaikaua Church, Swim with Dolphins, & more), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kilauea Iki Trailhead & Kīlauea) and Hula Daddy Kona Coffee (in Holualoa). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, step off the mainland to explore Coconut Island, look for gifts at Hilo Coffee Mill, and enjoy the sand and surf at Richardson Beach Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Hilo day trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Wailea to Hilo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum, Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Kapoho Tide Pools
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum

4
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.
Relax by the water at Waikiki Beach and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Koko Crater Trail and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial, kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park, examine the collection at Bishop Museum, and go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu road trip app .

Getting from Hilo to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

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