31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  11​h 30​min
3
Sedona
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Marathon
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
9
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
10
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Punalu‘U Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Papakōlea Green Sand Beach and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Step out of Kailua-Kona with an excursion to Rainbow Falls in Hilo--about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, relax in the rural setting at Greenwell Farms, and take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip maker site .

Sydney, Australia to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Kailua-Kona at 33°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Rainbow Falls, Greenwell Farms, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Punalu‘U Beach
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Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach

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.
On the 5th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lahaina holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Zipline
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedral Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Get outdoors at Bell Rock and Devil's Bridge Trail. Step out of Sedona with an excursion to Painted Desert in Petrified Forest National Park--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: hike along Airport Mesa, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the sky in a new way at Sedona Star Gazing, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Oak Creek Canyon.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Sedona route planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Lahaina to Sedona in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Lahaina to Sedona. Traveling from Lahaina in May, Sedona is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Painted Desert
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza.

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

Getting from Sedona to Santa Fe by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sedona in May, expect Santa Fe to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Truman Little White House and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Zachary Taylor and Fishing Charters & Tours. Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway, 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 identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Key West online itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Key West takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. While traveling from Santa Fe, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Key West, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally stroll through Sombrero Beach. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Marathon driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. On the 18th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, and finally sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery. Keep things going the next day: stroll through St. Augustine Beach and then explore the striking landscape of Fort Matanzas National Monument.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Marathon to St. Augustine takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Marathon in May; daily highs in St. Augustine reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

2
nights
Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll around Forsyth Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Coligny Beach, then stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, and then enjoy the sea views from Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum.

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Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Savannah takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Savannah sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, wander the streets of Times Square, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City route planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Savannah to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, New York City is little chillier than Savannah - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Polynesian Cultural Center and Shark Diving. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kailua Beach Park. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at Iolani Palace.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Honolulu in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from New York City to Honolulu. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kailua Beach Park, Shark Diving, Byodo-In Temple, Polynesian Cultural Center
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Polynesian Cultural Center ©
Polynesian Cultural Center
Shark Diving
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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