42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
1
Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
3
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
4
Savannah
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Key West
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
6
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
7
Sedona
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
8
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Haleakala Crater and Lahaina Front Street. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Napili Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Kihei side-trips: Lahaina (Zipline & Lahaina Banyan Court). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wailea Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kihei road trip planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Kihei is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kihei is minus 20 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Kihei hover around 35°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lahaina, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Wailea Beach, Helicopter Tours, Haleakala Crater
Find places to stay May 15 — 20:
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Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Visiting Grand Prismatic Spring and Grand Teton will get you outdoors. Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to West Yellowstone and see Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Lamar Valley, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, trek along Artist Point, and stroll through Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Kihei to Yellowstone National Park in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kihei to Yellowstone National Park is 3 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kihei in May: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 13°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to New York Public Library and Tenement Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art, wander the streets of Times Square, and go for a walk through Central Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, you will find days in New York City are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are much warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 25 — 30:
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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

5
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum and Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters. We've included these beaches for you: Coligny Beach and Driftwood Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savannah: Jekyll Island Historic District (in Jekyll Island) and Hilton Head (Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Pulaski National Monument, and walk around Forsyth Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Savannah travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Savannah takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, expect Savannah to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island, Jekyll Island
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 4:
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Mickve Israel Temple ©
Mickve Israel Temple
Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Fort Zachary Taylor and The Overseas Highway. Do some cultural sightseeing at Truman Little White House and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Key West: Marathon (Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, Fishing Charters & Tours, & more), Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire all the interesting features of Key West Garden Club, take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends, and visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Key West attractions planner.

Getting from Savannah to Key West by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Savannah in June, Key West is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Marathon, Bahia Honda State Park
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 9:
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The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Key West to Santa Fe in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Key West to Santa Fe. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Key West in June since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 11:
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Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

5
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visiting Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Spas. Get out of town with these interesting Sedona side-trips: Painted Desert (in Petrified Forest National Park) and Wupatki National Monument (in Flagstaff). There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, hike along Devil's Bridge Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Airport Mesa.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona journey planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Santa Fe to Sedona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Fe in June since evenings lows in Sedona dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wupatki National Monument, Painted Desert
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 16:
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Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Akaka Falls State Park and Punalu‘U Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Papakōlea Green Sand Beach and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Liliuokalani Gardens) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get interesting insight from Tours, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Sedona to Kailua-Kona in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Kailua-Kona is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Sedona in June, expect nights in Kailua-Kona to be somewhat warmer, around 27°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hilo, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Punalu‘U Beach, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Iolani Palace and USS Arizona Memorial. You'll get in some beach time at Lanikai Beach and Kailua Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Shark Diving (in Haleiwa). There's lots more to do: step aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial, trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip planner .

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Polynesian Cultural Center, Shark Diving, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:
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Shark Diving
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

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