30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h
3
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Branson
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 30​min
5
Sedona
— 5 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  11​h 30​min
6
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Bodega Dunes and Twin Peaks. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Truman Little White House and KEPart Studio-Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and see a show at The Studios of Key West.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Key West hover around 35°C and lows are around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Titanic Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Bonniebrook Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Branson online tour itinerary builder .

Fly from Key West to Branson in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Key West in October, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Branson: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park ©
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

5
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of the city life by going to Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walnut Canyon National Monument and Bell Rock. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sedona: Bearizona Wildlife Park (in Williams) and Raku Gallery (in Jerome). Spend the 24th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Branson to Sedona takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Branson to Sedona. While traveling from Branson, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Raku Gallery, Bearizona Wildlife Park, Walnut Canyon National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

4
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kahekili Beach Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get a sense of the local culture at Lahaina Front Street and Lahaina United Methodist Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Wailea Beach (in Wailea), Kihei (Kalepolepo Beach Park & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park, view the masterpieces at Lahaina Printsellers, and make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Sedona to Lahaina in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Sedona to Lahaina, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sedona in October, things will get a bit warmer in Lahaina: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Wailea Beach, Haleakala Crater, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

5
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Swim with Dolphins and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Get in touch with nature at Lanikai Beach and Koko Crater Railway Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, admire all the interesting features of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Honolulu day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lanikai Beach, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Swim with Dolphins
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

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