35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
4
Page
— 1 night
Fly:  11 h 15 min
5
Key Largo
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
8
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
10
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
11
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

1
night
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 26th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, shop like a local with 2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, and finally kick back and relax at Laupahoehoe Beach Park. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, thentrek along Sulphur Banks, thensee the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo online trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Hilo is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Hilo, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hilo when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Hilo Coffee Mill
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Punalu‘U Beach and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Visit Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Lekeleke Burial Ground for their historical value. Take a break from Kailua-Kona with a short trip to Papakōlea Green Sand Beach in Naalehu, about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the exciting artwork at Kona Henna.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

4
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 Wailea Beach and Zipline. Head to Maui On Metal and Vintage European Postersfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Kihei (Kalepolepo Beach Park & Scuba & Snorkeling), Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahekili Beach Park, and walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip planner.

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4.5 hours. December in Lahaina sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Wailea Beach, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Sun), explore the activities along The Chains, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Paria Canyon Wilderness Area, and then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon. Keep things going the next day: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Page road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Lahaina to Page in 11.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Lahaina to Page. In January, Page is colder than Lahaina - with highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Key Largo.

Things to do in Page

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Paria Canyon Wilderness Area
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
The Chains ©
The Chains

1
day
Key Largo

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
On the 7th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Key Largo attractions planner.

Fly from Page to Key Largo in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Page in January, expect Key Largo to be much hotter, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center ©

3
nights
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Turtle Hospital and Sunset Park Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marathon: Islamorada (Fishing Charters & Tours & A Lil' Tail Charters). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Marathon vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Zachary Taylor and The Overseas Highway. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the galleries of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and shop like a local with KEPart Studio-Gallery.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Key West trip planner.

Drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) capture your imagination. Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral and Ellis Island for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and go for a walk through Central Park.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip site.

You can fly from Key West to New York City in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, New York City is colder than Key West - with highs of 5°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of the city life by going to Upper Geyser Basin and Yellowstone National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lamar Valley and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful and look for all kinds of wild species at Mount Washburn.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in January, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (-5°C), and nights are cooler (-20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 23rd (Thu), contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, thenexplore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, thenengage your brain at Exploratorium, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning app.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Swim with Dolphins and Manoa Falls. Let the collections at Iolani Palace and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Ka'ena Point State Park (in Waianae) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 8 hours. Traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Waianae, Kailua Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial

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