26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
3
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h
6
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kahekili Beach Park and Napili Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lahaina Front Street and Maui On Metal. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Kihei (Kalepolepo Beach Park & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Baby Beach, stroll through Wailea Beach, and don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court.

Plan my day in Lahaina using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Sydney, Australia to Lahaina is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 20 hours. In March, daytime highs in Lahaina are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Haleakala Crater, Wailea Beach
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Scuba & Snorkeling. Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael the Archangel Church, stroll through Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), and view the masterpieces at Kona Henna.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. March in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, W. M. Keck Observatory, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

1
night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 24th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Monroe Gallery, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at True West Gallery. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kailua-Kona to Santa Fe takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 3 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kailua-Kona in March, with highs in Santa Fe at 19°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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.
Bring the kids along to Fishing Charters & Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step off the beaten path and head to Truman Little White House and Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Zachary Taylor, cruise along The Overseas Highway, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West sightseeing planning site .

You can fly from Santa Fe to Key West in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Santa Fe to Key West. When traveling from Santa Fe in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Key West, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bonaventure Cemetery and Olde Pink House. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Pulaski National Monument and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savannah: Hilton Head (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Spas & Wellness, & more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park and contemplate the long history of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Savannah vacation maker app .

You can fly from Key West to Savannah in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Key West in March, plan for little chillier days in Savannah, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Savannah to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Savannah in April, with highs in New York City at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

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
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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.
Let the collections at Iolani Palace and USS Arizona Memorial capture your imagination. Visit Lanikai Beach and Waikiki Beach for some beach relaxation. When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Swim with Dolphins in Waianae, approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu route planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Honolulu takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get much warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 33°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Swim with Dolphins, Lanikai Beach
Highlights from your plan
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Swim with Dolphins
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace

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