31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
3
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
5
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Myrtle Beach
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
9
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
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 Dolphin & Whale Watching and Haleakala Crater. Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Ka'anapali Beach make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Helicopter Tours (in Kahului) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, and take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lahaina road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Lahaina is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Lahaina. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Lahaina, with highs around 33°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Helicopter Tours, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Haleakala Crater, Maui Ocean Center
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa 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.
On the 3rd (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at DIPAC Macaulay Salmon Hatchery and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Juneau day trip tool .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Juneau in 12 hours. Traveling from Kailua-Kona to Juneau, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kailua-Kona in July: high temperatures in Juneau hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Juneau

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery ©
DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery
Zipline

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Los Angeles, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Juneau to Los Angeles by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Juneau to Los Angeles is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Juneau in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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.
On the 12th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and finally don't miss a visit to Duval Street. Keep things going the next day: see the vivid underwater world at Vandenberg Wreck and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Key West in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In July, Key West is a bit warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 37°C and lows of 31°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 15th (Sun), explore the activities along Tidal Basin, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at The White House and then meet the residents at National Zoological Park.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Washington DC takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Key West in July, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

4
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Myrtle Beach SkyWheel and Broadway at the Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach and Alligator Adventure. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach, make a trip to Barefoot Landing, tee off at Mt. Atlanticus, and make a splash at Wild Water & Wheels.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Myrtle Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach, Wild Water & Wheels
Highlights from your plan
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel ©
Myrtle Beach SkyWheel
Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach
Alligator Adventure ©
Alligator Adventure

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster. Attractions like The Island in Pigeon Forge and Parrot Mountain & Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Gatlinburg travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Myrtle Beach to Gatlinburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Myrtle Beach in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Gatlinburg. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Zipline, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Parrot Mountain & Gardens ©
Parrot Mountain & Gardens
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster ©
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

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