29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Kihei, Maui
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
4
Anaheim
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kihei trip itinerary planning website .

Melbourne, Australia to Kihei is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 20 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Wailuku
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park. Keep things going the next day: get impressive views of Kulanaokuaiki Campground.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hilo online trip 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 flight and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kulanaokuaiki Campground ©
Kulanaokuaiki Campground
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Universal Studios Hollywood and The Getty Center. And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, engage your brain at California Science Center, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online tour planner .

You can fly from Hilo to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hilo to Los Angeles is 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hilo in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

5
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Palm Springs (Tahquitz Canyon & Palm Springs Art Museum). Pack the 12th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Knott's Berry Farm. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Downtown Disney, have some family-friendly fun at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, and make an unforgettable trip to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!.

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Anaheim is just a short distance from Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Springs, Knott's Berry Farm, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

3
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 14th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, and get great views at Mather Point.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Anaheim in January, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, temps between 7°C and -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are much hotter (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Boulder City, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Change things up with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, stroll around Crissy Field, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like USS Arizona Memorial and Waikiki Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). And it doesn't end there: trek along Diamond Head State Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu online driving holiday planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Honolulu by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Honolulu is much hotter than San Francisco - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Haleiwa
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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