35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Waimea, Kauai
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Page
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
8
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
9
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Canberra

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Koko Crater Railway Trail and Room Escape Games. Venture out of the city with trips to Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and explore the galleries of Iolani Palace.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Honolulu route site .

Canberra, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. Traveling from Canberra in December, Honolulu is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Waimea.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Polynesian Cultural Center, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial

2
nights
Waimea, Kauai

On the 17th (Thu), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then explore and take pictures at Kauai Coffee Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): hike along Kalalau Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Waimea holiday tool .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Waimea takes 3 hours. December in Waimea sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Waimea

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kauai Coffee Company, Kalalau Trail, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Kauai Coffee Company ©
Kauai Coffee Company

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Haleakala Crater. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kihei: Lahaina (Lahaina Front Street, Lahaina Banyan Court, & more). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kihei online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Waimea to Kihei in 2 hours. December in Kihei sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Lahaina, Haleakala Crater, Helicopter Tours, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Maui Ocean Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 23rd (Wed): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hilo planner .

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. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Saddle Road. Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire all the interesting features of Greenwell Farms, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona day trip planner.

Drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, ponder the world of politics at San Francisco City Hall, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To plan San Francisco vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Fly from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco is 2 hours. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in December, expect San Francisco to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

3
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mather Point and Photography Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Page: Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park (in Monument Valley) and Grand Canyon National Park (Lipan Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, & more). It doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Page attractions planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Page in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Page. Traveling from San Francisco in January, things will get little chillier in Page: highs are around 8°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Page

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, get great views at Top of the Rock, make a trip to Empire State Building, and browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Page to New York City takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Page to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Page in January: high temperatures in New York City hover around 5°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 9th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park, take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Marathon holiday site .

Getting from New York City to Marathon by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Marathon at 29°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dry Tortugas National Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. January in Key West sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway
Fishing Charters & Tours

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