44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

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44 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  15​h
4
St. Augustine
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
5
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Key West
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
7
Marco Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Sarasota
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
9
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
10
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Poipu, Kauai
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Get outdoors at Haleakala Crater and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Relax by the water at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Napili Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kihei: Lahaina (Lahaina Front Street, Zipline, & more). There's more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach.

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Melbourne, Australia to Kihei is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. In January in Kihei, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailea Beach, Haleakala Crater, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, then identify plant and animal life at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens. Keep things going the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, examine the collection at Jagger Museum, and then explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

Make your Hilo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Kihei to Hilo by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and 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 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Jagger Museum
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Scuba & Snorkeling. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Puukohola National Historic Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu), Punalu‘U Beach (in Pahala) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea.

To see reviews and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Puukohola National Historic Park, Punalu‘U Beach
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 15:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

4
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Relax by the water at St. Augustine Beach and Beach at Daytona Beach. Explore hidden gems such as St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and St. Augustine Distillery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Augustine: Stetson Mansion (in DeLand) and Fort Clinch State Park (in Fernandina Beach). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Matanzas National Monument, examine the collection at Lightner Museum, and identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Kailua-Kona to St. Augustine in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. In January, St. Augustine is little chillier than Kailua-Kona - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Fort Clinch State Park, Stetson Mansion, Beach at Daytona Beach
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Fort Matanzas National Monument ©
Fort Matanzas National Monument

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 20th (Wed), kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

Make your Marathon itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from St. Augustine to Marathon by combination of car, flight, and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from St. Augustine in January, expect Marathon to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Fishing Charters & Tours, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fishing Charters & Tours
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

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.
Get outdoors at Fort Zachary Taylor and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Overseas Highway and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planner .

Take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Key West sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Speed Boats Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Marco Island trip itinerary maker site .

Ride a ferry from Key West to Marco Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Key West in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Marco Island, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

5
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Siesta Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Ringling and The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Murielle Winery (in Clearwater), Treasure Island Beach (in Treasure Island) and Saint Pete Beach (in St. Pete Beach). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach, steep yourself in history at Ca d'Zan, stroll through Venice Beach, and identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sarasota trip planner.

Getting from Marco Island to Sarasota by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Sarasota sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sanibel Island, Venice Beach, Siesta Beach, Murielle Winery, Treasure Island Beach
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read New York City online itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sarasota to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sarasota in February; daily highs in New York City reach 9°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lanikai Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Iolani Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae). The adventure continues: hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu road trip planning app .

Getting from New York City to Honolulu by combination of bus and flight takes about 14 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in February, things will get much warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Byodo-In Temple, Swim with Dolphins
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 11:
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Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

5
nights
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. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Poipu Beach Park and Hanalei Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Waimea Canyon State Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Poipu: Wailua Falls (in Lihue), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Shipwreck Beach and hike along Kalalau Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Poipu trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Honolulu to Poipu in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Waimea Canyon State Park, Hanalei Beach, Kalalau Trail, Wailua Falls, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park

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