39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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39 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Launceston
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h
2
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  13 h 15 min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
6
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
8
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
9
Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
10
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Launceston

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and stroll through The High Line.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary builder app.

Launceston, Australia to New York City is an approximately 27- hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Launceston to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Launceston in December, expect nights in New York City to be slightly colder, around 2°C, while days are much colder, around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Mallory Square. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, stop by De La Gallery, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, and soothe aching muscles at Lazy Dog Paddle Yoga.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Key West travel planning tool.

Getting from New York City to Key West by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get much hotter in Key West: highs are around 30°C and lows about 25°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Fishing Charters & Tours
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rim Trail and Lipan Point. Go for a jaunt from Grand Canyon National Park to Page to see Horseshoe Bend about 2h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Shoshone Point, and shop like a local with Lookout Studio.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to Grand Canyon National Park in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Key West to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Key West in December, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 8°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Horseshoe Bend
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hoover Dam and The Mob Museum. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (16°C), and nights are much hotter (4°C). On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Golden Gate Park and Twin Peaks. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour builder site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Las Vegas in December since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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 off the beaten path and head to Greenwell Farms and Island Spirit Healing Center & Day Spa. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Hawaii Offshore, look for gifts at Kona Joe Coffee, get interesting insight from Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Living Ocean Adventures.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in Kailua-Kona reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kealakekua, Hawaii Offshore, Mauna Lani Resort
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Greenwell Farms ©
Greenwell Farms
Swim with Dolphins

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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.
On the 3rd (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, and then kick back and relax at Laupahoehoe Beach Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Jagger Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, and then Head underground at Kazumura Cave Tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo trip website.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Hilo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Volcano, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Haleakala Crater and Lahaina Banyan Court. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei) and The Curtis Wilson Cost Gallery (in Kula). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Papawai Scenic Lookout, head outdoors with 808Sealife, stop by Glass Mango Designs, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Lahaina tour itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Hilo to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Haleakala Crater, The Curtis Wilson Cost Gallery
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Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

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Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Waimea Canyon State Park and Helicopter Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Poipu: Bhakti Yoga Shack (in Anahola), Aunty Liliko'i (in Waimea) and Wailua River State Park (in Wailua). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, stop by Kapaia Stitchery, and contemplate the long history of Lawai International Center.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Poipu journey builder.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Poipu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January in Poipu, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Lihue, Waimea, Bhakti Yoga Shack, Lawai International Center, The Wine Shop
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Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Lawai International Center ©
Lawai International Center

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Polynesian Cultural Center and Kailua Beach Park. Step out of Honolulu with an excursion to Sunset Beach Park in Haleiwa--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, stroll through Diamond Head State Monument, and kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Honolulu day trip planner.

Getting from Poipu to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sunset Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center, Kailua Beach Park
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Polynesian Cultural Center ©
Polynesian Cultural Center
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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