25 days in Continental USA Itinerary

25 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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25 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Sedona
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Kihei, Maui

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Haleakala Crater and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Kihei side-trips: Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court, Lahaina Front Street, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, look for gifts at Tutu's Pantry, meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kihei online 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. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Kihei at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui Ocean Center, Helicopter Tours, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Zipline

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Mauna Kea. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Akaka Falls State Park (in Hilo), Jagger Museum (in Volcano) and Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden (in Papaikou). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, explore and take pictures at Saddle Road, and see the sky in a new way at Mauna Kea Observatories.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona online trip maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Jagger Museum, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Mauna Kea Observatories, Akaka Falls State Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary planning website .

Fly from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in November, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 20°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

2
nights
Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Step off the beaten path and head to Antelope Canyon and Surf Lake Powell. When in Page, make a side trip to see Northern Arizona Guide Service in Marble Canyon, approximately 50 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Paria Canyon Wilderness Area, admire the engineering at The Chains, and have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Page journey app .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to Page in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Page, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Page is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Paria Canyon Wilderness Area, Northern Arizona Guide Service
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Northern Arizona Guide Service ©
Northern Arizona Guide Service

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral Rock and Spas & Wellness. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), don't miss a visit to Sedona Airport Overlook, and hike along Airport Mesa.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sedona travel site .

Drive from Page to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Page in December, expect Sedona to be a bit warmer, temps between 14°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, explore and take pictures at The High Line, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Sedona to New York City in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sedona to New York City. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in December: highs in New York City hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in New York City

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

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 12th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument. On your second day here, see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Honolulu takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Honolulu at 32°C and lows at 24°C. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Helicopter Tours

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