38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly + Drive:  22​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  10​h 30​min
6
Page
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
7
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
9
Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
10
Poipu, Kauai
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
11
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Auckland

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. Get outdoors at Old Faithful and Artist Point. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Back Mountain, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beryl Spring, and contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary planner.

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Auckland Central to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 19 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Auckland Central in December, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at -5°C and lows at -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), see the interesting displays at Tenement Museum, and make a trip to Central Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read New York City trip maker tool .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Frick Collection ©
Frick Collection

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Visit Bonaventure Cemetery and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Pulaski National Monument and Midway Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Savannah side-trips: Tybee Island Beach (in Tybee Island) and Hilton Head (Hilton Head Island Bike Trails & Coligny Beach). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Savannah Historic District and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Savannah day trip planning website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Savannah in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Savannah to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tybee Island, Hilton Head
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument

2
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 some cultural insight at Truman Little White House and Fort Zachary Taylor. Take a break from the city and head to Dry Tortugas National Park and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway, choose your vessel at Far Out Fishing Charters, and get a taste of the local shopping with Key West Pottery.

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Fly from Savannah to Key West in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Savannah in December: highs in Key West hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

2
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, take in the exciting artwork at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, and then tour the water at your own pace with Robbie's of Islamorada.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Marathon trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Marathon, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Robbie's of Islamorada ©
Robbie's of Islamorada

1
night
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 23rd (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Horseshoe Bend, then look for all kinds of wild species at Paria Canyon Wilderness Area, and then tour the water at your own pace with All In Boat Rentals.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Page trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Marathon to Page in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Marathon to Page is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Marathon in December, things will get much colder in Page: highs are around 9°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Water
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

3
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Living Ocean Adventures. Go for a jaunt from Kailua-Kona to Puako to see Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, head outdoors with Keauhou Bay Adventures, stop by Captain Cook Trading Co., and identify plant and animal life at Kona Cloud Forest - Guided Walking Tours.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona attractions planner.

Fly from Page to Kailua-Kona in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Page to Kailua-Kona is minus 3 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Page in December: high temperatures in Kailua-Kona hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Captain Cook Trading Co., Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Akaka Falls State Park and Kilauea Iki Trailhead. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jagger Museum and Rainbow Falls. Explore Hilo's surroundings by going to Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe), Kaimu Beach Park (in Pahoa) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Sulphur Banks & Keanakakoi Crater Overlook). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours and kick back and relax at Reeds Bay Beach Park.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilo trip website .

Drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Hilo, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kaimu Beach Park, Jagger Museum, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Haleakala Crater and Zipline. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Napili Beach and Ka'anapali Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach, stroll through Sugar Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kihei tour planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hilo to Kihei takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailea, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Zipline
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

4
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Poipu Beach Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. Museum-lovers will appreciate Waioli Mission House and Seductions of Kauai Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Poipu: Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha), Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge (in Hanalei) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Poipu trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Poipu in 2 hours. January in Poipu sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lihue, Na Pali Coast State Park, Waioli Mission House, Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, Waimea Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Polynesian Cultural Center and Kailua Beach Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu road trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Poipu to Honolulu in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Honolulu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kailua Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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