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 30​min
1
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  11​h 30​min
5
Sedona
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  9​h
6
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h 15​min
7
New York City
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
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 hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ka'anapali Beach. Step out of Kihei with an excursion to Haleakala Crater in Haleakala National Park--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Lava Fields and pause for some serene contemplation at Kihei Baptist Chapel.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kihei tour itinerary app .

Sydney, Australia to Kihei is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Kihei due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lahaina, Lava Fields, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Jagger Museum and 2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Akaka Falls State Park and Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Explore Hilo's surroundings by going to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Sulphur Banks, Keanakakoi Crater Overlook, & more). The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hilo online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Hilo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In February in Hilo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum

2
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.
On the 7th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: stop by Captain Cook Trading Co., explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then trek along The 1871 Trail, and finally experience rural life at Heavenly Hawaiian Farm.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Honaunau, Captain Cook Trading Co., Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Poipu Beach Park and Waimea Canyon State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Spouting Horn. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Poipu trip itinerary site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kailua-Kona to Poipu in 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Kayaking & Canoeing, Waimea Canyon State Park, Helicopter Tours, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Head to Raku Gallery and Absolute Bikesfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chief Surgeon's House and Chapel of the Holy Cross. Step out of Sedona with an excursion to Fossil Springs Trail Head in Pine--about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, hike along Mescal Trail, and take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sedona trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Poipu to Sedona in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Poipu in February: highs in Sedona hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jerome, Fossil Springs Trail Head, Absolute Bikes
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Chief Surgeon's House ©
Chief Surgeon's House

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bonaventure Cemetery and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Pulaski National Monument and Savannah Historic District. Change things up with these side-trips from Savannah: Guido Gardens (in Metter), Coligny Beach (in Hilton Head) and Midway Museum (in Midway). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Savannah trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Savannah in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Savannah is 2 hours. Traveling from Sedona in February, expect nights in Savannah to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tybee Island, Guido Gardens, Coligny Beach, Midway Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park and explore the world behind art at Frick Collection.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Savannah to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Savannah in February: highs in New York City hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Key West.

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
Frick Collection ©
Frick Collection

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Truman Little White House and Fishing Charters & Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Pottery. Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: cruise along The Overseas Highway and identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in February, with highs in Key West at 30°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Key West

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

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Battleship Missouri Memorial and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Diamond Head State Monument and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Iolani Palace and immerse yourself in nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Honolulu takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Key West to Honolulu. In February, daytime highs in Honolulu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sunset Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial

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