32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  15 h 30 min
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h 45 min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Sarasota, Florida
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Miami, Florida
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
8
Key West
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  26 h
End: Brisbane

2
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lahaina Front Street and Lahaina Banyan Court. Get in touch with nature at Zipline and Scuba & Snorkeling. Go for a jaunt from Lahaina to Paia to see Ho'okipa Beach Park about 48 minutes away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Napili Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ka'anapali Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Lahaina is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Lahaina is minus 20 hours. When traveling from Brisbane in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Lahaina, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Zipline
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

2
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. On the 10th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, stroll around Poipu Beach Park, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lihue day trip app .

Getting from Lahaina to Lihue by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Lihue can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Lihue

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Poipu, Opaekaa Falls, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Lands End. Explore hidden gems such as Presidio of San Francisco and Beer Tastings & Tours. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lihue to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Lihue in January, you will find days in San Francisco are cooler (17°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Lands End ©
Lands End
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Market. Explore hidden gems such as Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in New York City: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Sarasota.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
Greenwich Village ©
Greenwich Village

4
nights
Sarasota, Florida

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 J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saint Pete Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Sarasota's surroundings by going to Bowman's Beach (in Sanibel Island), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Madeira Beach) and Venice Beach (in Venice). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Myakka River State Park.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sarasota tour planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Sarasota in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Sarasota hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sanibel Island, Venice Beach, Saint Pete Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center
Highlights from your plan
Myakka River State Park ©
Myakka River State Park
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center ©

4
nights
Miami, Florida

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Escape the urban bustle at Fort Lauderdale Beach and Anhinga Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sawgrass Mills and Hollywood Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park), Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge (in Immokalee) and Speed Boats Tours (in Everglades City). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Wynwood, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, stop by Guayaba y Chocolate, and examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Miami road trip tool .

You can drive from Sarasota to Miami in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sarasota in January, Miami is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Art Deco Historic District, Hollywood Beach, Sawgrass Mills
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center

4
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Turtle Hospital and Bahia Honda State Park. Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Marathon: National Key Deer Refuge (in Big Pine Key) and Key Largo (Scuba & Snorkeling & Swim with Dolphins). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, and explore the galleries of Crane Point Museum & Nature Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon road trip site .

Drive from Miami to Marathon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January in Marathon, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Key Largo, Big Pine Key, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort Zachary Taylor and Truman Little White House. Step out of the city life by going to The Overseas Highway and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Key West vacation planner .

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

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