50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

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50 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  11​h 45​min
3
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
7
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Savannah
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  7​h 45​min
9
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Nantucket
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Traverse City
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
13
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
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Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Waimea Canyon State Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Poipu Beach Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Raphael Church.

Discover how to plan a Lihue trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to Lihue is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Lihue due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Lihue, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Poipu, Hanalei Beach, Na Pali Coast State Park, St. Raphael Church, Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lahaina Front Street and Lahaina United Methodist Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Lahaina Banyan Court and Napili Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Kihei) and Helicopter Tours (in Kahului). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Tamura's Fine Wine & Liquors and stroll through Ka'anapali Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lahaina trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Lihue to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. September in Lahaina sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Helicopter Tours, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

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nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. Get some historical perspective at Walnut Canyon National Monument and Montezuma Castle National Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Painted Desert (in Petrified Forest National Park), Chateau Tumbleweed (in Clarkdale) and Holy Family Church (in Jerome). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), delve into the mystery of Chapel of the Holy Cross, stroll through Devil's Bridge Trail, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona travel route planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Lahaina to Sedona in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Lahaina to Sedona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lahaina in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sedona, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Holy Family Church, Painted Desert, Walnut Canyon National Monument, Montezuma Castle National Monument, Chateau Tumbleweed
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Montezuma Castle National Monument ©
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Spas & Wellness

3
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 29th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Powell Point, and hike along Rim Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip site .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are colder (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

3
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cliff Palace and Long House. Do some cultural sightseeing at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum and Spruce Tree House. Venture out of the city with trips to Bluff Fort Historic Site (in Bluff), Hovenweep National Monument (in Cortez) and Aztec Ruins National Monument (in Aztec). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Balcony House, make a trip to Step House, and hike along Spruce Canyon Trail.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Mesa Verde National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of car and bus. In September in Mesa Verde National Park, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bluff Fort Historic Site, Hovenweep National Monument, Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, Aztec Ruins National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Hovenweep National Monument ©
Hovenweep National Monument

1
night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 4th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and finally admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of El Santuario de Chimayo and then explore and take pictures at Bandelier National Monument.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Santa Fe in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bandelier National Monument, El Santuario de Chimayo
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Truman Little White House and The Overseas Highway. Visit Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum for their historical value. Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: stop by Peppers of Key West, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take a memorable tour with Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Key West travel planning app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Santa Fe to Key West in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, expect nights in Key West to be much warmer, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park

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nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bonaventure Cemetery and Fort Pulaski National Monument. Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum and Watermelon Creek Vineyard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savannah: Guido Gardens (in Metter), Tybee Island Beach (in Tybee Island) and Midway Museum (in Midway). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Savannah Historic District, don't miss a visit to River Street Savannah, tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Savannah road trip site .

You can fly from Key West to Savannah in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Key West in October; daily highs in Savannah reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tybee Island, Hilton Head, Midway Museum, Watermelon Creek Vineyard, Guido Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

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nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Visit Fort Knox State Historic Site and High Street Historic District for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to The Blue Hill Wine Shop or Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars. Venture out of the city with trips to Cellardoor Winery (in Lincolnville), Owls Head Lighthouse (in Owls Head) and Rockland (Maine Lighthouse Museum & Farnsworth Art Museum). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor trip builder .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Savannah to Bar Harbor in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Savannah, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Bar Harbor, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Rockland, Cellardoor Winery, Fort Knox State Historic Site, Owls Head Lighthouse, Cadillac Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Mount Desert Island ©
Mount Desert Island
Owls Head Lighthouse ©
Owls Head Lighthouse

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Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Get some cultural insight at Sankaty Head Lighthouse and Great Point Light. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Whaling Museum and Altar Rock. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Brant Point Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Madaket Beach, and contemplate the long history of Greater Light.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nantucket trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bar Harbor to Nantucket takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Bar Harbor in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 12°C in Nantucket. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Nantucket

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Great Point Light ©
Great Point Light
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fifth Avenue and 9/11 Memorial. Ellis Island and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New York City visit planning app .

You can fly from Nantucket to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nantucket in October; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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Traverse City

Traverse City ©
Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Fishtown. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seul Choix Point Lighthouse and Fayette Historic State Park. Explore Traverse City's surroundings by going to Historical Village Fayette Park (in Garden), Museum of Ojibwa Culture (in Saint Ignace) and Glen Haven Historical Village (in Empire). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Charlevoix South Pier Light Station, learn about winemaking at Willow Vineyards, and visit a coastal fixture at McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Traverse City online trip planner .

You can fly from New York City to Traverse City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, Traverse City is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Garden, Empire, Fishtown, Seul Choix Point Lighthouse, Charlevoix South Pier Light Station
Highlights from your plan
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse ©
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Healdsburg). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder tool .

You can fly from Traverse City to San Francisco in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Traverse City in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Wine Tours & Tastings, Pride Mountain Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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