32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  13​h
1
Lihue, Kauai
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Seattle
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 5 nights
foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne


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1
day
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn and then enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lihue road trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Lihue is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 20 hours. In August, Lihue is warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Poipu
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn

1
night
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
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 30th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley, then experience rural life at Maui Tropical Plantation, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kihei trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lihue to Kihei in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Wailuku
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Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Iao Valley ©
Iao Valley
Maui Tropical Plantation ©
Maui Tropical Plantation

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like USS Arizona Memorial and Diamond Head State Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, take a tour of Battleship Missouri Memorial, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Honolulu travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. August in Honolulu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
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Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

4
nights
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.
Attractions like Space Needle and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (in Tacoma) and B&B Family Farm (in Sequim). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Seattle are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

B&B Family Farm, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Bellevue Botanical Garden
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 12:
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Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Bronx Zoo in Bronx, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip tool .

Getting from Seattle to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to New York City is 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and DISCOVERY Children's Museum. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas journey maker app .

You can fly from New York City to Las Vegas in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
DISCOVERY Children's Museum ©
DISCOVERY Children's Museum

6
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Adventure City & Disney California Adventure Park) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, engage your brain at California Science Center, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and have fun and explore at Travel Town.

Find out how to plan Los Angeles trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 22°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 28:
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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