43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
5
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Flagstaff
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h
7
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Marathon
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  9​h 15​min
10
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
11
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h
End: Sydney

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Popular historic sites such as USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie), Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, explore the gorgeous colors at Pele's Chair, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Honolulu sightseeing planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Honolulu. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Honolulu reach 33°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kailua, Pele's Chair, Polynesian Cultural Center, Sunset Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park ©
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

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.
Visit Kamaole Beach Park III and Keawakapu Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Wailea Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Kihei (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, and kick back and relax at Napili Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lahaina trip itinerary app .

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. In April, daytime highs in Lahaina are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Wailea
Highlights from your plan
Keawakapu Beach ©
Keawakapu Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

5
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 Papakōlea Green Sand Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Puukohola National Historic Park. Change things up with a short trip to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area in Puako (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip website .

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Laupahoehoe Beach Park. On your second day here, contemplate the geological forces at Kulanaokuaiki Campground.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilo route maker .

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kailua-Kona in April since evenings lows in Hilo dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kulanaokuaiki Campground ©
Kulanaokuaiki Campground
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum

2
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Paria Canyon Wilderness Area. Visiting Rainbow Bridge Trail and Antelope Canyon will get you outdoors. Spend the 3rd (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. It doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at The Chains.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Page road trip planner.

You can fly from Hilo to Page in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Hilo to Page, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hilo in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Page, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Paria Canyon Wilderness Area, Rainbow Bridge Trail
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
The Chains ©
The Chains
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

5
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Get outdoors at Wupatki National Monument and Devil's Bridge Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walnut Canyon National Monument and Oak Creek Canyon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Flagstaff: Bearizona Wildlife Park (in Williams) and Sedona (Slide Rock State Park, Bell Rock, & more). There's still lots to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Flagstaff trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Page to Flagstaff takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Page in May, you will find days in Flagstaff are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are cooler (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sedona, Painted Desert, Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and Truman Little White House. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West route planner.

Traveling by flight from Flagstaff to Key West takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Flagstaff to Key West. When traveling from Flagstaff in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Key West, with highs around 34°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

4
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 Scuba & Snorkeling and Sombrero Beach. Visit Bahia Honda State Park and Sunset Park Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Marathon: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Big Pine Key) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Islamorada). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center and see the vivid underwater world at Sombrero Reef.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Marathon journey builder site .

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails will get you outdoors. Visit Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum and Bonaventure Cemetery for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Savannah side-trips: Hilton Head (Coligny Beach, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, & more). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, and stroll around Forsyth Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Savannah online travel route planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Marathon to Savannah in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Marathon in May, expect Savannah to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Homestead Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burns Basin Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at White River Valley Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Panorama Point Overlook, and finally stroll through Castle Trail. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Conata Basin Overlook, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Saddle Pass Trail, and then stroll through Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park road trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Savannah to Badlands National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Savannah to Badlands National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Savannah in May: highs in Badlands National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bigfoot Pass Overlook ©
Bigfoot Pass Overlook
Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead ©
Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead
Burns Basin Overlook ©
Burns Basin Overlook

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Lamar Valley. Get in touch with nature at Aurum Geyser and Monument Geyser Basin. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elephant Back Mountain, witness a stunning natural landmark at Terrace Spring, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail.

Before you visit Yellowstone National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Badlands National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Badlands National Park in May, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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