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:  13​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Shuttle:  12​h 30​min
5
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
New Orleans
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  7​h
7
St. Augustine, Florida
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Key West
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

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.
Popular historic sites such as Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Iolani Palace are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Lanikai Beach and Manoa Falls. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu route maker .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 20 hours. In March in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lanikai Beach
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Kilauea Iki Trailhead and Rainbow Falls. Do some cultural sightseeing at Jagger Museum and Volcano Garden Arts. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hilo: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) & Kulanaokuaiki Campground) and Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hilo day trip website .

You can fly from Honolulu to Hilo in 2.5 hours. March in Hilo sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and St. Michael the Archangel Church. Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Punalu‘U Beach (in Pahala) and Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip planner.

You can drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Punalu‘U Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

5
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kahekili Beach Park and Wailea Beach. Attractions like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Napili Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Kihei (Kalepolepo Beach Park & Scuba & Snorkeling), Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Wailea (Po'olenalena Beach & Wailea Beach Path). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, stroll through Baby Beach, wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, and don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina tour app .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, daytime highs in Lahaina are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Get some cultural insight at Canyon Road and Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Explore hidden gems such as The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Tesuque Glass Works. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: Chimayo (Chimayo Trading and Mercantile, Santo Nino Chapel, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, wander the streets of Barrio de Analco, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, and view the masterpieces at Monroe Gallery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Lahaina to Santa Fe in 12.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lahaina to Santa Fe, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lahaina in April: highs in Santa Fe hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Chimayo
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, then see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, take a stroll through Royal Street, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New Orleans day trip website .

You can fly from Santa Fe to New Orleans in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe to New Orleans, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in April, plan for warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World ©
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World

1
night
St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, then get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Beach Public Beach and then kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to St. Augustine takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to St. Augustine is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in St. Augustine, with highs around 30°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Crescent Beach Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

2
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. Get some historical perspective at Truman Little White House and Fort Zachary Taylor. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Key West itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from St. Augustine to Key West in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Augustine in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Key West. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Fishing Charters & Tours. Bring the kids along to Dolphin Research Center and Marathon Garden Club. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, stroll through Sunset Park Beach, and identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Marathon trip maker website .

Getting from Key West to Marathon by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In April in Marathon, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park, Sunset Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

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