21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  12 h 45 min
1
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  11 h 45 min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
3
Naples, Florida
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Orlando, Florida
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h 15 min
5
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Bus:  13 h
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Sedona
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  10 h 15 min
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Tiki Team Adventures. Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Kihei side-trips: Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court & Dolphin & Whale Watching). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ho'okipa Beach Park, and kick back and relax at Kalepolepo Beach Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kihei online day trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Kihei is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kihei is minus 20 hours. In December in Kihei, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui Ocean Center, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Zipline
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get in touch with nature at Lamar Valley and Yellowstone National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Old Faithful and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. It doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Elephant Back Mountain and get great views at Lookout Point.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park tour website .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Kihei to Yellowstone National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Kihei to Yellowstone National Park. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kihei in December: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around -5°C and lows are around -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

1
night
Naples, Florida

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then shop like a local with Fifth Avenue South. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Lovers Key State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

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

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Naples in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Naples. In December, Naples is much warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Naples

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Marco Island, Lovers Key State Park
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lovers Key State Park ©
Lovers Key State Park

2
nights
Orlando, Florida

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 31st (Tue), revel in the low prices at Orlando International Premium Outlets and then contemplate the long history of Stetson Mansion. Keep things going the next day: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Naples to Orlando takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Orlando International Premium Outlets ©

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin Research Center and Sombrero Beach. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Marathon Garden Club. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and head outdoors with Gemini Dream Charters.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Marathon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Orlando in January, with highs in Marathon at 29°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Marathon to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Marathon to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Marathon in January; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 7°C and lows reach -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visiting Oak Creek Canyon and Bell Rock will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Devil's Bridge Trail and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), trek along Brin's Mesa Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, and look for gifts at Absolute Bikes.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona road trip website .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January: highs in Sedona hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Absolute Bikes, Walnut Canyon National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, then stroll through Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Pele's Chair. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Manoa Falls and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu travel route planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Honolulu takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Sedona to Honolulu, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sedona in January, expect Honolulu to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 22°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pele's Chair
Highlights from your plan
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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