33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and The Turtle Hospital. Get outdoors at Dolphin Research Center and Bahia Honda State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marathon: Islamorada (Parasailing & Paragliding & Fishing Charters & Tours). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach and look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Marathon trip builder tool .

Sydney, Australia to Marathon is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. March in Marathon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
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Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum and Key West Cemetery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip planner.

Take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Key West are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

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

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Augustine Beach and Beach at Daytona Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Matanzas National Monument and St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc.. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read St. Augustine trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Key West to St. Augustine takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Key West in April, with highs in St. Augustine at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Beach at Daytona Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach

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.
On the 9th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, make a trip 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 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, take a stroll through Royal Street, and then make a trip to French Quarter.

Plan my day in New Orleans using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from St. Augustine to New Orleans in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Augustine to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from St. Augustine in April, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 25°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

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
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.
On the 11th (Thu), examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Tesuque Glass Works, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and then wander the streets of Barrio de Analco.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Santa Fe takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for colder nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tesuque Glass Works
Highlights from your plan
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kahekili Beach Park and Ho'okipa Beach Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wailea Beach and Lahaina Banyan Court. When in Lahaina, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in Kihei, approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lahaina trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Lahaina by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Santa Fe in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Lahaina, with highs around 31°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Wailea Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

4
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Punalu‘U Beach and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Kona Coffee Living History Farm are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Kailua-Kona with a short trip to Papakōlea Green Sand Beach in Naalehu, about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll the grounds of Lekeleke Burial Ground, and take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona attractions planning site .

Fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Punalu‘U Beach, Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kilauea Iki Trailhead and Volcano Garden Arts. Museum-lovers will get to explore Jagger Museum and Volcano Art Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hilo: Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kulanaokuaiki Campground & Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilo tour builder app .

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kailua-Kona in April since evenings lows in Hilo dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Shark Diving and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Swim with Dolphins and Manoa Falls. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach) and Banzai Pipeline (in Pupukea). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of USS Arizona Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu vacation builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Banzai Pipeline, Swim with Dolphins, Pele's Chair, Shark Diving
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Swim with Dolphins
Shark Diving

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