39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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39 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Orange
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
7
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Marathon
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
11
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: Orange

3
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 in touch with nature at Swim with Dolphins and Manoa Falls. Bring the kids along to Battleship Missouri Memorial and USS Arizona Memorial. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Opana Radar Site (in Kawela Bay), Shark Diving (in Haleiwa) and Ka'ena Point State Park (in Waianae). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu trip itinerary planning app .

Orange, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Orange to Honolulu. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Orange in December since evenings lows in Honolulu dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Waianae, Opana Radar Site, Shark Diving
Highlights from your plan
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Swim with Dolphins
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lahaina Front Street and Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Kihei (Kalepolepo Beach Park & Stand-Up Paddleboarding) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, enjoy the sand and surf at Kahekili Beach Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina journey builder website .

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kihei, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Zipline

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.
Attractions like Akaka Falls State Park and Rainbow Falls make great kid-friendly stops. Escape the urban bustle at Kilauea Iki Trailhead and Kulanaokuaiki Campground. Explore Hilo's surroundings by going to Jagger Museum (in Volcano) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), Keanakakoi Crater Overlook, & more).

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hilo tour website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Hilo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

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

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.
Popular historic sites such as Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and St. Michael the Archangel Church are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with a short trip to Swim with Dolphins in Waikoloa (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip planner .

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, and finally examine the collection at SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, then get curious at Exploratorium, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

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 changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in January, expect San Francisco to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Lamar Valley and Elephant Back Mountain. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park. In January, Yellowstone National Park is colder than San Francisco - with highs of -5°C and lows of -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature 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

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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January, you will find days in New York City are somewhat warmer (5°C), and nights are much hotter (-5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Get some cultural insight at Stetson Mansion and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and SeaWorld Orlando. Step out of Orlando to go to Scottsmoor and see Cape Canavarel National Cemetery, which is approximately 1 hour away. Pack the 14th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. It doesn't end there: discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Orlando to be warmer, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Cape Canavarel National Cemetery, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then meet the residents at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder. On the next day, explore the gorgeous colors at Key Largo Dry Rocks and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Key Largo trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Key Largo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key Largo when traveling from Orlando in January, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©

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.
Step out of the city life by going to The Turtle Hospital and Sombrero Beach. Kids will enjoy Bahia Honda State Park and Dolphin Research Center. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and get outside with Gemini Dream Charters.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Marathon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Marathon, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

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.
Truman Little White House and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, 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, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Key West holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Key West sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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