25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
5
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Marathon
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
On the 28th (Sun), see the world from above with a helicopter tour, admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, explore and take pictures at Honomu Goat Dairy, then take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at 2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, then don't miss a visit to Kipuka Pu’u Huluhulu, and finally kick back and relax at Laupahoehoe Beach Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hilo trip itinerary maker website .

Sydney, Australia to Hilo is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Hilo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Volcano, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Honomu Goat Dairy, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

3
nights
Lahaina, Maui

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Lahaina Banyan Court. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei) and Helicopter Tours (in Kahului). And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stop by Maui Prime Fine Foods, take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, and pause for some serene contemplation at Lahaina United Methodist Church.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lahaina visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hilo to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zipline
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium and then make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Lahaina to San Francisco by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lahaina in May: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
Page

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Photography Tours and Antelope Canyon. Get out of town with these interesting Page side-trips: Coyote Buttes (in Big Water) and Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access) (in Kanab). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Paria Canyon Wilderness Area and admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Page travel planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Page takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Page. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: highs in Page hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Page

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Big Water, Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access), Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Page to New York City takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Page to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Page in May, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to Riley Waterfront Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Charleston tour planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Charleston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in May, with highs in Charleston at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Walking tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Pulaski National Monument, stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Coligny Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Savannah trip maker .

Traveling by car from Charleston to Savannah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Savannah are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Fort Pulaski National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dry Tortugas National Park and Truman Little White House. The adventure continues: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, cruise along The Overseas Highway, and stroll through Fort Zachary Taylor.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Key West journey planner.

You can fly from Savannah to Key West in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Savannah in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Key West. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

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

3
nights
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Bahia Honda State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Marathon side-trips: Islamorada (Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, and take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marathon day trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

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