15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13 h
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  16 h
4
Sarasota, Florida
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
5
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h
7
New York City
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  13 h 45 min
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Sydney

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilo trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Hilo is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Hilo is minus 20 hours. In January in Hilo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Puukohola National Historic Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona road trip site .

You can drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Puukohola National Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Lahaina, Maui

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lahaina trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Sarasota.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

1
night
Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach, admire the natural beauty at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and then admire the masterpieces at The Ringling.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sarasota trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Sarasota takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 5 hours. In January, Sarasota is little chillier than Lahaina - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Siesta Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens ©
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
The Ringling ©
The Ringling
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach

2
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 8th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, then identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park, and then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon online vacation planner .

Drive from Sarasota to Marathon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Sarasota in January, Marathon is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, then learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and finally take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway. On the next day, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

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Take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Fishing Charters & Tours
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

2
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.
On the 13th (Mon), take a tour of Battleship Missouri Memorial, then examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and then stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then get engrossed in the history at USS Arizona Memorial.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Honolulu in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Honolulu is minus 5 hours. In January, Honolulu is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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