30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Kihei, Maui
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h 30​min
4
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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. Escape the urban bustle at Hanalei Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Kids will appreciate attractions like Poipu Beach Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Poipu: Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, tour the pleasant surroundings at Makawehi Bluff, enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Art House Hawaii.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Poipu holiday planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Poipu is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Melbourne to Poipu. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Poipu, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Koloa, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Hanalei Beach, Waimea Canyon State Park, Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Mauna Kea. Family-friendly places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, and get outside with Keauhou Bay Adventures.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Poipu to Kailua-Kona takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wailea Beach and Keawakapu Beach. Get in touch with nature at Napili Beach and Ulua Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kihei: Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court, Lahaina Galleries, & more) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). There's still lots to do: stroll through Po'olenalena Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kihei road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kailua-Kona to Kihei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin Research Center and Sombrero Beach. Explore hidden gems such as The Turtle Hospital and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Marathon side-trips: Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery (in Islamorada). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park and look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon day trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Kihei to Marathon takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Marathon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Key Largo, Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Truman Little White House and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. Get in touch with nature at Dry Tortugas National Park and Fort Zachary Taylor. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Key West trip builder website .

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Key West in February; daily highs in New York City reach 9°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

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

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 and learn at USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Visiting Kailua Beach Park and Waikiki Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Banzai Pipeline (in Pupukea), Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). The adventure continues: step aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial, get engrossed in the history at Iolani Palace, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Malaekahana State Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Honolulu online vacation builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Honolulu in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from New York City to Honolulu, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from New York City in February: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Banzai Pipeline, Sunset Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

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