31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Bus + 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, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
7
St. Augustine, Florida
— 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Papakōlea Green Sand Beach and Mauna Kea. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Punalu‘U Beach and Rainbow Falls. Step out of Kailua-Kona to go to Honaunau and see Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, relax in the rural setting at Greenwell Farms, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona day trip planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. In May, Kailua-Kona is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Greenwell Farms, Rainbow Falls, Punalu‘U Beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
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Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park and then stop by Lahaina Front Street.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lahaina tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedral Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Step out of the city life by going to Bell Rock and Painted Desert. And it doesn't end there: trek along Devil's Bridge Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Airport Mesa, take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, and join in the after-dark buzz at Sedona Stargazing.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sedona road trip planning website.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahaina to Sedona is 3 hours. Traveling from Lahaina in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sedona, 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 Nature Outdoors

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.
On the 11th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe trip itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Sedona to Santa Fe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sedona in May, expect Santa Fe to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi ©
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.
Truman Little White House and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort Zachary Taylor and Fishing Charters & Tours. Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: cruise along The Overseas Highway, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Key West trip planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Key West by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe to Key West, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Santa Fe in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Key West: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay May 11 — 15:
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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, 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, browse the exhibits of Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Marathon travel route app.

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Marathon sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine ©
St. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, then take an in-depth tour of 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Matanzas National Monument.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the St. Augustine journey builder site.

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. In May, St. Augustine is slightly colder than Marathon - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. ©
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Fort Matanzas National Monument ©
Fort Matanzas National Monument

2
nights
Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 20th (Wed), get up close to creatures of the deep 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. On the next day, kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, and then explore the galleries of Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Savannah travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Savannah takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Savannah, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to 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

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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 The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. The adventure continues: stroll through Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and learn about all things military at KGB Espionage Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City itinerary planning site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Savannah to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Savannah in May, expect New York City to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 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
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:
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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

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get a sense of the local culture at Battleship Missouri Memorial and Iolani Palace. Popular historic sites such as USS Arizona Memorial and Byodo-In Temple are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Shark Diving (in Haleiwa), Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kailua Beach Park, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Honolulu day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Honolulu takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, train, and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from New York City to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

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

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