45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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45 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Hanalei, Kauai
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h
6
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
10
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 5th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, then take in breathtaking views at Waimea Canyon State Park, and then admire the sheer force of Hanakapiai Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Beach, take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout, and then hike along Kalalau Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hanalei trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Hanalei is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Hanalei are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

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
Kalalau Trail ©
Kalalau Trail

5
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.
Bring the kids along to USS Arizona Memorial and Waikiki Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu vacation builder .

Getting from Hanalei to Honolulu by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Makiki Trail
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, then meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, and then make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours and then kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lahaina trip website .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. December in Lahaina sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Volcano.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wailuku
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Iao Valley ©
Iao Valley

3
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.
Attractions like Swim with Dolphins and Liliuokalani Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Akaka Falls State Park (in Hilo). Spend the 15th (Sun) among the fascinating landscape of Kulanaokuaiki Campground. And it doesn't end there: hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sulphur Banks, get outside with Keanakakoi Crater Overlook, and cruise along Devastation Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Volcano travel route planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Volcano takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Volcano

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Swim with Dolphins
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney, & more). Pack the 20th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planning tool .

Fly from Volcano to Los Angeles in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Volcano in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Go for a jaunt from Niagara Falls to Lackawanna to see Our Lady of Victory Basilica about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, examine the collection at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, hike along Niagara Gorge Trail, and go for a walk through Goat Island.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Niagara Falls planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Niagara Falls in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Niagara Falls, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Niagara Falls to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Niagara Gorge Trail ©
Niagara Gorge Trail

4
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Attractions like Museum of Fine Arts and Sandwich Glass Museum make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Heritage Museums & Gardens (in Sandwich), Concord (Orchard House & Walden Pond State Reservation) and Plymouth Rock (in Plymouth). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Boston Children's Museum, get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Boston vacation builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Boston takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Concord, Sandwich, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Plymouth Rock
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Boston Children's Museum ©
Boston Children's Museum

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a New York City trip simple and quick.

Getting from Boston to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

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 ©

5
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Mount Vernon Trail in Arlington, approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at The Pentagon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip website .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. January in Washington DC sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to San Francisco takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in January, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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