27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  14​h
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  11​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + shuttle:  10​h 45​min
5
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Key West
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
7
Marco Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
8
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Brisbane

2
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Kilauea Iki Trailhead and Akaka Falls State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) and Rainbow Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hilo: Jagger Museum (in Volcano), Kulanaokuaiki Campground (in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park) and Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Hilo road trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Hilo is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Brisbane to Hilo. In March, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

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.
Visiting Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Saddle Road will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and The 1871 Trail. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Kealakekua Bay, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore and take pictures at Greenwell Farms.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona road trip site .

Drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Honaunau, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Greenwell Farms
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Kealakekua Bay ©
Kealakekua Bay

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kahekili Beach Park. Maria Lanakila Catholic Church and Lahaina United Methodist Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Lahaina trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kihei, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Kahekili Beach Park ©
Kahekili Beach Park

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get outdoors at Airport Mesa and Devil's Bridge Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Oak Creek Canyon and Red Rock State Park. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona road trip planning app .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Lahaina to Sedona in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Lahaina to Sedona. Traveling from Lahaina in March, you will find days in Sedona are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are much colder (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Airport Mesa ©
Airport Mesa
Red Rock State Park ©
Red Rock State Park

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin Research Center and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step off the beaten path and head to Sombrero Beach and Seven Mile Bridge. Step out of Marathon with an excursion to Fishing Charters & Tours in Islamorada--about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center and immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Sedona to Marathon by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Marathon is 2 hours. When traveling from Sedona in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Marathon, with highs around 32°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
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.
Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and The Overseas Highway will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Key West Cemetery and Truman Little White House are in your itinerary. Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Key West Garden Club, cast your line with a fishing tour, and admire all the interesting features of Fort Zachary Taylor.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Key West online holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Key West Cemetery ©
Key West Cemetery

3
nights
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get outdoors at Speed Boats Tours and Cape Romano. Go for a jaunt from Marco Island to Chokoloskee to see Smallwood Store about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the activities along Capri Paddlecraft Park, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Marco Island trip tool .

You can ride a ferry from Key West to Marco Island in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Key West in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Marco Island, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Smallwood Store, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Matanzas National Monument and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. Visiting St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and St. Augustine Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, don't miss a visit to St. George Street, enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and explore and take pictures at Flagler College.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the St. Augustine tour itinerary builder app .

Drive from Marco Island to St. Augustine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Marco Island in April, expect nights in St. Augustine to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Fort Matanzas National Monument ©
Fort Matanzas National Monument

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