24 days in Continental USA Itinerary

24 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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24 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
6
Naples
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Marathon
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Adelaide

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Koko Crater Railway Trail and Kailua Beach Park. Get in touch with nature at Lanikai Beach and Waikiki Beach. The adventure continues: take a tour of Battleship Missouri Memorial, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip maker .

Adelaide, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Adelaide to Honolulu, you'll gain 19 hours due to the time zone difference. In January in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua
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Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kahekili Beach Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from the city and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Zipline. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, explore the fascinating landscape at Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahaina tour website .

Fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January, daytime highs in Lahaina are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Kihei
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Kahekili Beach Park ©
Kahekili Beach Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get impressive views of Kulanaokuaiki Campground.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilo itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Hilo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January in Hilo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo Coffee Mill
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Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kulanaokuaiki Campground ©
Kulanaokuaiki Campground

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Punalu‘U Beach and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. The adventure continues: cruise along Saddle Road, stop by Captain Cook Trading Co., look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Captain Cook Trading Co., Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Punalu‘U Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Kanaloa Octopus Farm ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get outdoors at Lamar Valley and Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the awesome beauty at Elephant Back Mountain, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Kailua-Kona to Yellowstone National Park in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kailua-Kona in January; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach -5°C and lows reach -20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

1
night
Naples

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a stroll through Fifth Avenue South. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours and then identify plant and animal life at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Naples trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Naples takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Naples, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January, with highs in Naples at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Naples

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Marco Island
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
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.
Visiting Dolphin Research Center and Marathon Garden Club will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Sombrero Beach and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center. Go for a jaunt from Marathon to Islamorada to see Fishing Charters & Tours about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Gemini Dream Charters, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Marathon trip site .

You can drive from Naples to Marathon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Naples in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Marathon, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

2
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.
On the 21st (Tue), cruise along The Overseas Highway, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Key West online road trip planner .

Getting from Marathon to Key West by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In January, daytime highs in Key West are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway
Fishing Charters & Tours

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