43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  14​h
1
Hanalei, Kauai
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Providence
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Philadelphia
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
9
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
10
Lahaina, Maui
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park, and then admire the sheer force of Hanakapiai Falls. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Anini Beach, then cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout, and then kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanalei road trip website .

Melbourne, Australia to Hanalei is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Melbourne to Hanalei. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in December since evenings lows in Hanalei dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kauai, Na Pali Coast State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Anini Beach ©
Anini Beach

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
You'll explore and learn at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Asian Art Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Pike Place Market and Glasshouse Studio. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, wander the streets of Pioneer Square, and browse the different shops at Pacific Place.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Seattle online trip planner .

You can fly from Hanalei to Seattle in 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hanalei to Seattle. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Hanalei in December, with highs in Seattle at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Providence.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

1
day
Providence

Providence ©
Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of our Lady of La Salette, take in the exciting artwork at Providence Art Club, then steep yourself in history at Crescent Park Looff Carousel, and finally steep yourself in history at Lizzie Borden House.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Providence trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Providence takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Providence. In January, Providence is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 3°C and lows of -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to New York City.

Things to do in Providence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Lizzie Borden House, Crescent Park Looff Carousel, National Shrine of our Lady of La Salette
Highlights from your plan
Crescent Park Looff Carousel ©
Crescent Park Looff Carousel
Providence Art Club ©
Providence Art Club

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island are in your itinerary. Head to Fifth Avenue and Firenze Jewelsfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Providence to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In January in New York City, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

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
American Museum of Natural History ©

5
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Escape the urban bustle at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Kelly Drive. Shop till you drop at Rittenhouse Square and Reading Terminal Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Philadelphia: Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur) and Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, contemplate the long history of Franklin Court, wander the streets of Society Hill, and get engrossed in the history at Hagley Museum and Library.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip maker site .

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Hagley Museum and Library, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

5
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Garden District and French Quarter are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate The National WWII Museum and Cabildo. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow) and Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art, explore and take pictures at Chalmette National Historical Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary website .

Fly from Philadelphia to New Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Philadelphia in January: highs in New Orleans hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Nottoway Plantation, St. Joseph Church and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Clark County Heritage Museum. Head to The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and Barneys New Yorkfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from New Orleans in January, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Boulder City, Valley of Fire State Park, Clark County Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Wharf and The Castro. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, take a stroll through Chinatown, make a trip to Golden Gate Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip builder .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Volcano.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Escape the urban bustle at Kilauea Iki Trailhead and Pu'u Huluhulu trail. Do some cultural sightseeing at Volcano Art Center and Liliuokalani Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Volcano side-trips: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Holei Sea Arch & Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, shop like a local with Volcano Garden Arts, hike along Sulphur Banks, and cruise along Devastation Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Volcano trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Volcano takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: highs in Volcano hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Liliuokalani Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail
Sulphur Banks ©
Sulphur Banks

1
night
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.
On the 31st (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ka'anapali Beach. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Kapalua Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Baldwin Home Museum, and then stroll through Wailea Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Volcano to Lahaina in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Wailea Beach, Kapalua Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kailua Beach Park and Lanikai Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Pupukea (Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument & Ehukai Beach Park). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawaiahao Church, trek along Diamond Head State Monument, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Pupukea, Sunset Beach Park, Kawaiahao Church
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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