36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  16​h 45​min
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Detroit
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 15​min
9
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
10
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
11
Key West
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
12
Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lahaina Galleries and Baldwin Home Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Ka'anapali Beach and Baby Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Black Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahekili Beach Park, take in the exciting artwork at Maui On Metal, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Lahaina is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Melbourne to Lahaina due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get warmer in Lahaina: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The Spa at Black Rock, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Kapalua Coastal Trail ©
Kapalua Coastal Trail
Parasailing & Paragliding
Lahaina Harbor ©
Lahaina Harbor

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and White Sand Beach. Visiting Kahaluu Beach and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park will get you outdoors. When in Kailua-Kona, make a side trip to see Anaehoomalu in Waikoloa, approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, relax in the rural setting at Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mokuaikaua Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Magic Sands.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kona Joe Coffee, Kahaluu Beach, Anaehoomalu, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
Highlights from your plan
Kahaluu Beach ©
Kahaluu Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Bodega Dunes and Limantour Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tomales Bay State Park and Marin Headlands. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail in Bodega Bay, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kailua-Kona in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Tomales Bay State Park, Marin Headlands, Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail, Limantour Beach, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail ©

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Diego road trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 3rd (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): push the limits with an extreme tour, explore the stunning scenery at Hoover Dam Bypass, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Las Vegas tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 47°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Hoover Dam Bypass ©
Hoover Dam Bypass

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Let the collections at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and The National Archives Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall, and meet the residents at National Zoological Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC tour itinerary website .

Getting from Las Vegas to Washington DC by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Washington DC reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 9/11 Memorial and Gateway National Recreation. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge in Shirley--about 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: go for a walk through Central Park and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online trip builder .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. July in New York City sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

1
night
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Elizabeth Park and then examine the collection at The Henry Ford. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Island Lake State Recreation Area and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Paint Creek Trail.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Detroit attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Detroit takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Detroit, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

The Henry Ford, Island Lake State Recreation Area, Paint Creek Trail, Elizabeth Park
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Elizabeth Park ©
Elizabeth Park

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tracy Arm Fjord and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Take a break from the city and head to Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and Mount Roberts Trail. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Treadwell Historic Mine Trail.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Detroit to Juneau takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 4 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Detroit in July, with highs in Juneau at 20°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Battleship Missouri Memorial and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Kailua Beach Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial, immerse yourself in nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip builder .

You can fly from Juneau to Honolulu in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 1 hour. In July, Honolulu is warmer than Juneau - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kailua, Waimea Bay
Highlights from your plan
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

1
night
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 21st (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Key West online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Honolulu to Key West in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 32°C in Key West. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then get your bearings at Pigeon Key Foundation, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sombrero Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum, then choose your vessel at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, and then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Marathon day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

History of Diving Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters ©
Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

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