44 days in Continental USA Itinerary

44 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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44 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  11​h 15​min
5
Tucson
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Orlando, Florida
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
12
New York City
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
13
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Waimea Canyon State Park and Na Pali Coast State Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Kalalau Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Poipu side-trips: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa) and Wailua Falls (in Lihue). The adventure continues: hike along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Poipu holiday builder .

Sydney, Australia to Poipu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Poipu due to the time zone difference. January in Poipu sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Waimea Canyon State Park, Kalalau Trail, Wailua Falls, Na Pali Coast State Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park

4
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Iolani Palace and USS Arizona Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae). There's much more to do: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Honolulu vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Poipu to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In January in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Swim with Dolphins, Shark Diving, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Shark Diving
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Haleakala Crater and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Wailea Beach. Go for a jaunt from Lahaina to Wailuku to see Iao Valley about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Kapalua Coastal Trail, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach, and wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina online travel planner .

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Haleakala Crater, Iao Valley, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jagger Museum and Liliuokalani Gardens. Visiting Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and Kilauea Iki Trailhead will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hilo: Swim with Dolphins (in Waikoloa), Kailua-Kona (Mauna Kea & Saddle Road) and Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail (in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilo travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Hilo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

2
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Mission San Xavier del Bac. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pima Air and Space Museum and Titan Missile Museum. Step out of Tucson to go to Tombstone and see O.K. Corral, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tucson online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Hilo to Tucson takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Hilo in January, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Tucson: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Titan Missile Museum, O.K. Corral
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
O.K. Corral ©
O.K. Corral

1
night
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 29th (Wed), cast your line with a fishing tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and then take in nature's colorful creations at Edison and Ford Winter Estates.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sanibel Island road trip site .

You can fly from Tucson to Sanibel Island in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Tucson to Sanibel Island. In January, Sanibel Island is a bit warmer than Tucson - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Edison and Ford Winter Estates ©
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

2
nights
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): race across the water with a speed boat tour and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

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Drive from Sanibel Island to Marco Island in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Marco Island can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Keep things going the next day: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Islamorada online trip builder .

You can drive from Marco Island to Islamorada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Marco Island in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Islamorada. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Key Largo
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Marathon road trip planning app .

Drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Marathon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Truman Little White House and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Popular historic sites such as Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Cemetery are in your itinerary. Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Key West Garden Club, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner .

Take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Orlando, Florida

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Dali Museum and Chihuly Collection. Visiting Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orlando: Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet) and Stetson Mansion (in DeLand). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and revel in the low prices at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Orlando holiday builder tool .

Getting from Key West to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in February, Orlando is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

St. Petersburg, Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Frick Collection. Explore hidden gems such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and St. Paul's Chapel. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, and go for a walk through Times Square.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the New York City trip builder tool .

Getting from Orlando to New York City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February, New York City is much colder than Orlando - with highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

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
Frick Collection ©
Frick Collection

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at California State Railroad Museum and Castello di Amorosa. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Exploratorium, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. Traveling from New York City in February, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 10°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

California State Railroad Museum, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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