31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Hanalei, Kauai
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  11​h
6
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
8
Cody
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Rapid City
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
10
Nashville
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
12
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
13
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
15
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

1
night
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 1st (Thu), cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout, look for all kinds of wild species at Na Pali Coast State Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Waimea Canyon State Park. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, then kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hanalei trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Hanalei is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 20 hours. In October, Hanalei is somewhat warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Na Pali Coast State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and then take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Honolulu in 3 hours. October in Honolulu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

2
nights
Kihei, Maui

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Kalepolepo Beach Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wailea Beach.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kihei online journey planner .

Fly from Honolulu to Kihei in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

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 7th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center, then hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, then see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, and finally hike along Sulphur Banks. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), and finally hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hilo trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Hilo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daytime highs in Hilo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Mauna Kea Beach, Kahaluu Beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Visiting Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Virginia Falls will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Lake, and hike along Highline Trail.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Glacier National Park trip simple and quick.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Glacier National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 11 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in October, expect Glacier National Park to be cooler, temps between 15°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): trek along Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail, admire all the interesting features of Temple Square, and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Salt Lake City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Glacier National Park in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cody.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

2
nights
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, admire the masterpieces at Whitney Gallery, then take a peaceful walk through Shoshone National Forest, and finally see the interesting displays at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Plains Indian, then examine the collection at Cody Firearms Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cody journey builder site .

Getting from Salt Lake City to Cody by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City in October, things will get a bit cooler in Cody: highs are around 16°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Draper Natural History Museum ©
Draper Natural History Museum

1
night
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 17th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, then admire the striking features of Chapel in the Hills, and finally explore the striking landscape of Badlands National Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rapid City trip planner .

You can fly from Cody to Rapid City in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daily temperatures in Rapid City can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
South Dakota Air and Space Museum ©
South Dakota Air and Space Museum

1
day
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill).

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville day trip planning website .

You can fly from Rapid City to Nashville in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rapid City to Nashville is 1 hour. Traveling from Rapid City in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Nashville: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 19th (Mon), make a trip to Graceland, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in Memphis, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Graceland ©
Graceland

1
night
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Top O'Hill Terrace, then admire the masterpieces at Dallas Museum of Art, and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dallas travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Memphis to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dallas when traveling from Memphis in October, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Dallas Museum of Art ©
Dallas Museum of Art

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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.
Visiting Rim Trail and Powell Point will get you outdoors. On the 22nd (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Hopi Point.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker website .

Getting from Dallas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Dallas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Dallas in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strip and Town Square Las Vegas. The Mob Museum and Nostalgia Street Rods are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, stop by Barneys New York, and try your luck at Casino at the Venetian.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and El Pueblo de Los Angeles will get you outdoors. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take an in-depth tour of La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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