28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Dallas
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Dallas
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 1 night

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.
On the 1st (Sun), stroll through Kona Cloud Forest, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip app.

Melbourne, Australia to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kailua-Kona when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Volcano.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

Volcano, Island of Hawaii — 3 nights

Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Get out of town with these interesting Volcano side-trips: Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Liliuokalani Gardens). There's much more to do: hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, get outside with Keanakakoi Crater Overlook, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sulphur Banks.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Volcano online route planner.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Volcano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Volcano, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to fly to Lahaina.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, then contemplate the long history of Lahaina Jodo Mission, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Volcano to Lahaina takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Lahaina are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Scottsdale.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Scottsdale — 2 nights

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mesa Temple & Visitors' Center, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours, then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and then gain some tasty knowledge on Lucidi Distilling Co..

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Scottsdale travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Lahaina to Scottsdale in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Lahaina to Scottsdale, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lahaina in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Scottsdale, with highs around 23°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Trails
Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park — 5 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, identify plant and animal life at Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park holiday planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Scottsdale to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Scottsdale in January; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 7°C and lows reach -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Dallas.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Dallas — 4 nights

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Get out of town with these interesting Dallas side-trips: Room Escape Games (in Grapevine) and Amon Carter Museum of American Art (in Fort Worth). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Grapevine Historic Main Street District, don't miss a visit to Top O'Hill Terrace, examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and steep yourself in history at Old Red Museum.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dallas trip builder website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Dallas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Dallas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, you will find days in Dallas are a bit warmer (16°C), and nights are much hotter (3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
Side Trips

New York City — 6 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Empire State Building, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, and make a trip to Grand Central Terminal.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New York City itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to New York City is 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in January, things will get a bit cooler in New York City: highs are around 5°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Honolulu.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Honolulu, Oahu — 4 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Venture out of the city with trips to Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa) and Pupukea (Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument & Ehukai Beach Park). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, get engrossed in the history at Iolani Palace, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Honolulu takes 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from New York City to Honolulu. In January, Honolulu is warmer than New York City - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Arizona travel guide

4.4
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.