27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  21​h
1
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Anaheim
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
4
Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hawi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

5
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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip app .

Melbourne, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

6
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.
On the 19th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

5
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Anaheim: Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve (in San Diego), La Jolla Cove (in La Jolla) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). Have a day of magic on the 24th (Thu) at Disneyland Park. Have a day of magic on the 25th (Fri) at Disney California Adventure Park. And it doesn't end there: make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney, catch some excitement at Pirates of the Caribbean, admire the striking features of The Packing House, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim tour planning app .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Anaheim in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Anaheim is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Anaheim hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

San Diego, Christ Cathedral, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stop by The Cindy Coats Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, admire all the interesting features of Greenwell Farms, and then contemplate the long history of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona travel planning site .

You can fly from Anaheim to Kailua-Kona in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Anaheim to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kailua-Kona when traveling from Anaheim in October, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Hawi.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Greenwell Farms
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Mokuaikaua Church ©
Mokuaikaua Church

2
nights
Hawi

Hawi ©
Hawi is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. On the 1st (Fri), take a memorable drive along Kohala Mountain Road, take in the exciting artwork at Ackerman Galleries, appreciate the history behind Statue "King Kamehameha", then appreciate the views at Pololu Valley Lookout, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kohala Historical Sites State Monument. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Lapakahi State Historical Park, contemplate the long history of Puukohola National Historic Park, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Puukohola Heiau.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hawi online route maker .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Hawi by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from Kailua-Kona, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Hawi, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Hawi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Kawaihae, Kapaau
Highlights from your plan
Puukohola National Historic Park ©
Puukohola National Historic Park
Pololu Valley Lookout ©
Pololu Valley Lookout

3
nights
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
On the 3rd (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Holei Sea Arch, look for all kinds of wild species at Devastation Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then shop like a local with Volcano Art Center, and finally hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Here are some ideas for day two: get impressive views of Kīlauea and then enjoy the sand and surf at Papakōlea Green Sand Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Hawi to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Hawi in November, you will find days in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are much hotter (23°C). On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

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