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 + bus:  26​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
4
Page
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Flagstaff
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
6
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

5
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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Yunhong Chopsticksfor some retail therapy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to New York Public Library and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and see the interesting displays at Gulliver's Gate.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New York City visit website .

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 15 hours. In September, New York City is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Get in touch with nature at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Clingmans Dome. Step off the beaten path and head to Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and 7D Dark Ride Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, find something for the whole family at Pigeon Forge Snow, get a taste of the local shopping with The Twisted Vessel, and get your game on at Four Sisters Old Time Photo.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge online itinerary planner .

Getting from New York City to Pigeon Forge by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. September in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, view the masterpieces at Keshi, admire the masterpieces at New Mexico Museum of Art, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Traveler's Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then see the interesting displays at Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, then take in the spiritual surroundings of El Santuario de Chimayo, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Santa Fe by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Pigeon Forge to Santa Fe, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in October, expect Santa Fe to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

El Santuario de Chimayo
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San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo

3
nights
Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape Royal and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Horseshoe Bend. Go for a jaunt from Page to Grand Canyon National Park to see Navajo Bridge about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Page trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Santa Fe to Page in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Page when traveling from Santa Fe in October, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
River Rafting & Tubing

4
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Lowell Observatory and West of the Moon Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as Wupatki National Monument and Bright Angel Trail. Step out of Flagstaff with an excursion to Grand Canyon South Rim in Grand Canyon National Park--about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Walnut Canyon National Monument, walk around Thorpe Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mother Road Brewing Company, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff trip planner.

You can drive from Page to Flagstaff in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, Flagstaff is slightly colder than Page - with highs of 21°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument

3
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Waipi'o Valley and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kona Coffee Living History Farm and Hulihe'e Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Sulphur Banks (in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park), Honaunau Bay (in Honaunau) and Hilo Coffee Mill (in Mountain View). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Michael the Archangel Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Flagstaff to Kailua-Kona takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Flagstaff to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Flagstaff in October, with highs in Kailua-Kona at 35°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hilo Coffee Mill, Sulphur Banks, Waipio Valley, Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Honaunau Bay
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waipio Valley ©
Waipio Valley

2
nights
Lahaina, Maui

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.
On the 16th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Whalers Village Museum, steep yourself in history at Hale Pa'i Printing Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, then take an in-depth tour of Baldwin Home Museum, then view the masterpieces at Maui On Metal, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Lahaina Courthouse.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lahaina trip planning app .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Maria Lanakila Catholic Church ©
Maria Lanakila Catholic Church

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Banzai Pipeline. Visit USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, and see the interesting displays at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Polynesian Cultural Center, Banzai Pipeline
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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