22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Koloa, Kauai
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Key West
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Honolulu, Oahu — 4 nights

Big Pineapple

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Koko Crater Railway Trail and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Shark Diving & Waimea Bay). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Melbourne to Honolulu. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Honolulu when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Koloa.
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Koloa, Kauai — 2 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 31st (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, then take in breathtaking views at Waimea Canyon State Park, and then hike along Kalalau Trail. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Koloa driving holiday planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Koloa by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to fly to Lahaina.
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Lahaina, Maui — 2 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, and then stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court. On your second day here, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Lahaina online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Koloa to Lahaina takes 2.5 hours. January in Lahaina sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can fly to Hilo.
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii — 3 nights

America's Wettest City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, then browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, then cruise along Saddle Road, then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally identify plant and animal life at Devastation Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hilo trip website.

You can fly from Lahaina to Hilo in 2.5 hours. In January in Hilo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly to New York City.
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New York City — 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Step off the beaten path and head to St. Patrick's Cathedral and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, get great views at Top of the Rock, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, and go for a walk through Central Park.

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You can fly from Hilo to New York City in 15 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hilo to New York City is 5 hours. Traveling from Hilo in January, things will get colder in New York City: highs are around 5°C and lows about -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Key West.
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Key West — 4 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dry Tortugas National Park and The Turtle Hospital. Get out of town with these interesting Key West side-trips: Marathon (Sombrero Beach & Seven Mile Bridge). There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, and see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Key West by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Key West to be much hotter, temps between 28°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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