31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  20​h
1
Kihei, Maui
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
5
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Perth

1
night
Kihei, Maui

Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
On the 15th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ka'anapali Beach. Keep things going the next day: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then kick back and relax at Wailea Beach.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kihei day trip planning site .

Perth, Australia to Kihei is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Kihei is minus 18 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Perth in December since evenings lows in Kihei dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ka'anapali Beach, Wailea Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and wander the streets of The Embarcadero.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planner .

You can fly from Kihei to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kihei to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In December, San Francisco is colder than Kihei - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 21st (Sat), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, don't miss a visit to The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, then try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from San Francisco in December, with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and Grand Canyon Village. On the 25th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, and don't miss a visit to Powell Point.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (8°C), and nights are cooler (-11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lincoln Road and The Wolfsonian - Florida International University. For shopping fun, head to Collins Avenue or Espanola Way. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami Beach: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley, Gumbo Limbo Trail, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Art Deco Historic District, buy something for everyone on your list at Village of Merrick Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

For ratings and tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Miami Beach in 14 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Miami Beach, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, with highs in Miami Beach at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Village of Merrick Park
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, don't miss a visit to Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami Beach to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, New York City is cooler than Miami Beach - with highs of 5°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
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 in touch with nature at Mount Washburn and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Spend the 6th (Mon) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, take in the awesome beauty at Elephant Back Mountain, and take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park journey planning website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from New York City in January, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around -20°C, while days are slightly colder, around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle sightseeing site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January, things will get much hotter in Seattle: highs are around 10°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Seattle Art Museum ©
Seattle Art Museum

3
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.
Visiting Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

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

Fly from Seattle to Honolulu in 8 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in January, with highs in Honolulu at 32°C and lows at 22°C. On the 13th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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