17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
2
Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Lahaina Front Street. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Helicopter Tours (in Kahului) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Lahaina United Methodist Church, and look for gifts at Glass Mango Designs.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip itinerary maker .

Sydney, Australia to Lahaina is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sydney to Lahaina, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

3
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Waimea Canyon State Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Raphael Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Poipu trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Lahaina to Poipu in 4 hours. In January in Poipu, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Koloa, Helicopter Tours, Waimea Canyon State Park, Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

2
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.
On the 25th (Fri), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, then steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial, and then take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Poipu to Honolulu takes 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, then take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, then don't miss a visit to Southernmost Point, and finally identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Key West trip maker website .

You can fly from Honolulu to Key West in 14.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in January, you will find days in Key West are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway
Fishing Charters & Tours
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

3
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New York City day trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Key West in January; daily highs in New York City reach 5°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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