28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Lihue, Kauai
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly + foot:  8​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney


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1
day
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Wailua River State Park and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Lihue visit planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Lihue 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. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Lihue, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Lihue

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Wailua River State Park
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Photography Tours
Wailua River State Park ©
Wailua River State Park

3
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kihei: Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court & Ka'anapali Beach) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, stroll through Wailea Beach, relax in the rural setting at Maui Tropical Plantation, and see the interesting displays at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kihei online route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Lihue to Kihei takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wailuku, Lahaina, Wailea Beach, Haleakala Crater
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Iao Valley ©
Iao Valley

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Devastation Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, then hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and then head outdoors with Keanakakoi Crater Overlook.

Before you visit Hilo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Hilo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, don't miss a visit to Walt Disney Concert Hall, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Hilo to Los Angeles by flight takes about 7.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hilo to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hilo in July, Los Angeles is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and shop like a local with The Strip.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Shopping

Side Trip

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

6
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: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, wander the streets of Times Square, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to New York City by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to New York City is 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Honolulu takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from New York City to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sunset Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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