44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

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44 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
3
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  5​h
4
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Savannah
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Key West
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
9
Sedona
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
10
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Visiting Haleakala Crater and Zipline will get you outdoors. Visit Napili Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court & Lahaina Front Street). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kihei trip itinerary tool .

Sydney, Australia to Kihei is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Kihei due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Kihei reach 35°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Lahaina, Haleakala Crater, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Helicopter Tours
Find places to stay May 15 — 19:
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Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. Explore hidden gems such as Old Faithful and Grand Teton. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Artist Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, and explore the striking landscape of Mount Washburn.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planning website .

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. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kihei in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 13°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) 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 20 — 24:
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and brush up on your military savvy at KGB Espionage Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a New York City vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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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

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get in touch with nature at Blue Ridge Pkwy and Cades Cove. Discover out-of-the-way places like Clingmans Dome and Zipline. Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Bush's Beans Visitor Center (in Chestnut Hill) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Bryson City). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, catch some excitement at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, and sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg travel planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from New York City to Gatlinburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Gatlinburg are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Bush's Beans Visitor Center, River Rafting & Tubing, Blue Ridge Pkwy
Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 1:
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Zipline
Bush's Beans Visitor Center ©
Bush's Beans Visitor Center
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

4
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Get some historical perspective at Bonaventure Cemetery and Mickve Israel Temple. You'll get in some beach time at Coligny Beach and Driftwood Beach. Explore Savannah's surroundings by going to Hilton Head (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Speed Boats Tours), Jekyll Island Historic District (in Jekyll Island) and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum (in Tybee Island). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Pulaski National Monument, stroll around Forsyth Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, and steep yourself in history at Olde Pink House.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Savannah travel route builder site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Savannah in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Savannah when traveling from Gatlinburg in June, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Jekyll Island, Tybee Island
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Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Visit St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and Fort Clinch State Park for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Augustine Distillery and St. Augustine Beach. Get out of town with these interesting St. Augustine side-trips: Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet) and Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine journey maker app .

You can drive from Savannah to St. Augustine in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Beach at Daytona Beach, Fort Clinch State Park, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:
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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fort Zachary Taylor and The Overseas Highway. Visit Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Key West's surroundings by going to The Turtle Hospital (in Marathon) and Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and browse the exhibits of Truman Little White House.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Key West travel planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from St. Augustine to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Augustine in June, Key West is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time 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 8 — 13:
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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.
On the 14th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, wander the streets of Canyon Road, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, then explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and then trek along Canyon Trail.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe online attractions planner .

You can fly from Key West to Santa Fe in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Key West in June, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cochiti Pueblo
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:
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Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Escape the urban bustle at Cathedral Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bell Rock and Painted Desert. The adventure continues: hike along Devil's Bridge Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, and stroll through Airport Mesa.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sedona day trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santa Fe to Sedona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Santa Fe in June, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Painted Desert
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:
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Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Papakōlea Green Sand Beach and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Akaka Falls State Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Liliuokalani Gardens), Punalu‘U Beach (in Pahala) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona day trip tool .

You can 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. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sedona to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sedona in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Kailua-Kona, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hilo, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Punalu‘U Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Battleship Missouri Memorial and Kailua Beach Park. Get some historical perspective at Iolani Palace and Byodo-In Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Shark Diving (in Haleiwa), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu tour builder .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Honolulu are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Byodo-In Temple, Shark Diving
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:
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Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Shark Diving
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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