22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  12 h 45 min
1
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 15 min
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h
4
Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h
5
Key West
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  27 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ho'okipa Beach Park and Lahaina Family Farms. Visiting Haleakala Crater and Waikamoi Preserve will get you outdoors. Step out of Kihei to go to Lahaina and see Ka'anapali Beach, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kalepolepo Beach Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kihei online day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kihei is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Kihei due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Kihei dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Haleakala Crater, Waikamoi Preserve, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

4
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mauna Kea and Kona Cloud Forest. Escape the urban bustle at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Rooster Farms (in Captain Cook) and Honaunau (Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park & The 1871 Trail). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Living Ocean Adventures, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and glide peacefully along the water with Keauhou Bay Adventures.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Kihei to Kailua-Kona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In January in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Honaunau, Rooster Farms, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, and then wander the streets of SoMa. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in January, things will get cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

2
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Get in touch with nature at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Pond Apple Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bowman's Beach and Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, head outdoors with Whitney's Bait and Tackle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Isabel Catholic Church, and paddle through the water with Tarpon Bay Explorers.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sanibel Island trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Sanibel Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in January, with highs in Sanibel Island at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
J.N. ©
Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation ©
Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fort Zachary Taylor and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Dry Tortugas National Park and The Overseas Highway. The adventure continues: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, explore the galleries of Truman Little White House, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Key West road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sanibel Island to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Sanibel Island in January, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
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 The Turtle Hospital and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Gemini Dream Charters. Go for a jaunt from Marathon to Islamorada to see A Lil' Tail Charters about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, and tour the water at your own pace with Island Time Boat Rental.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Marathon trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Marathon are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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