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 + tram:  23​h 30​min
1
Miami
— 4 nights
tram + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
4
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Monterey
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  10​h
9
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Pahoa, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
12
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley, Florida Everglades Bass Fishing Charters, & more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at South Beach, have fun at Lock & Load Miami, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Lowe Art Museum.

Find out how to plan Miami trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Melbourne, Australia to Miami is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and tram. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Melbourne to Miami due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in November, things will get a bit warmer in Miami: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Coral Gables, South Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail
South Beach ©
South Beach

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire all the interesting features of The High Line, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New York City day trip site .

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Miami to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Miami in November, with highs in New York City at 16°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

2
nights
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get your game on at LumberjAxes, see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, and then explore and take pictures at PNC Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Washington County Machine Guns and then get your game on at Pinball PA Arcade.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh holiday maker site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Pittsburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, Pittsburgh is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Washington County Machine Guns, Pinball PA Arcade, LumberjAxes
Highlights from your plan
Washington County Machine Guns ©
Washington County Machine Guns
Pinball PA Arcade ©
Pinball PA Arcade
Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 1st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and then sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville travel route builder site .

You can fly from Pittsburgh to Nashville in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Pittsburgh in November, expect nights in Nashville to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 3rd (Tue), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. On the next day, hike along Wildcat Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandstone Tours, and then take a memorable drive along Moki Dugway.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Nashville to Monument Valley in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nashville to Monument Valley, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in December, expect Monument Valley to be little chillier, temps between 5°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Photography Tours

6
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 6th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Tonto Trail, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Canyon Trail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -11°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Phoenix: Boyce Thompson Arboretum (in Superior) and Three Mile Wash (in Roosevelt). There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, perfect your strike at Lucky Strike Phoenix, examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Phoenix fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December; daily highs in Phoenix reach 23°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Three Mile Wash
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Lucky Strike Phoenix ©
Lucky Strike Phoenix

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Go for a jaunt from Monterey to Moss Landing to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, hike along Scenic Road Walkway, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey trip maker app .

Fly from Phoenix to Monterey in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Monterey. When traveling from Phoenix in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Monterey, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

2
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.
Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Wailuku (Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House & Iao Valley), Wailea Beach (in Wailea) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Kihei). And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, get interesting insight from Tours, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lahaina online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Monterey to Lahaina in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Monterey in December, you will find days in Lahaina are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are much warmer (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Iao Valley ©
Iao Valley

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, then take an in-depth tour of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Pahoa.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Mauna Kea Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

3
nights
Pahoa, Island of Hawaii

Pahoa ©
Pāhoa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawai‘i County, Hawai‘i, United States located in the District of Puna. Get out of town with these interesting Pahoa side-trips: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Volcano Art Center, Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, & more) and Jagger Museum (in Volcano).

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pahoa trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Pahoa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kailua-Kona in December since evenings lows in Pahoa dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Pahoa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, stroll through Waikiki Beach, and admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument.

Plan trip to Honolulu with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pahoa to Honolulu in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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