24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h
7
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Wailea Beach and Maluaka Beach. Visit Ka'anapali Beach and Napili Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Iao Valley (in Wailuku) and Kalepolepo Beach Park (in Kihei). There's more to do: stroll through Kapalua Beach.

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Sydney, Australia to Lahaina is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. 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 December in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wailea, Iao Valley, Kalepolepo Beach Park, Kapalua Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Visiting Kailua Beach Park and Waimea Bay will get you outdoors. Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Sunset Beach Park in Haleiwa, about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach and stroll through Kapiolani Regional Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Twin Peaks and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of The Castro, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker site .

You can fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Honolulu in December, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. The adventure continues: make a trip to The Strip, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, enjoy some diversion at Paris Las Vegas, and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find out how to plan a trip to Las Vegas, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from San Francisco in December, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and Lipan Point. On the 2nd (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Patrick's Cathedral and St. Paul's Chapel. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your New York City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Alan S. Maltz Gallery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Truman Little White House and Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the vivid underwater world at Western Dry Rocks, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Key West trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Key West to be much warmer, temps between 28°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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