28 days in United States, Bahamas & Melbourne Itinerary

28 days in United States, Bahamas & Melbourne Itinerary

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28 days in United States, Bahamas & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  14​h
1
Hanalei, United States
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h
2
Kihei, United States
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Kailua-Kona, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Honolulu, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
5
Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
New Orleans, United States
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Nassau, Bahamas
— 1 day
ferry:  2​h 45​min
8
Harbour Island, Bahamas
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Orlando, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
10
New York City, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
11
Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
12
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
End: Melbourne, Australia

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Hanalei, United States

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Na Pali Coast State Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanalei online trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Hanalei is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Hanalei is minus 20 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hanalei when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Na Pali Coast State Park
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

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Kihei, United States

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Wailea Beach and Kamaole Beach Park III. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Ulua Beach, and stroll through Maluaka Beach.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kihei online route planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Kihei in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wailea
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Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Maluaka Beach ©
Maluaka Beach
Ulua Beach ©
Ulua Beach

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Kailua-Kona, United States

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Kealakekua Bay and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kahaluu Beach, Kealakekua Bay
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Swim with Dolphins
Kahaluu Beach ©
Kahaluu Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Honolulu, United States

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 Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument in Pupukea, about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and explore the gorgeous colors at Pele's Chair.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Honolulu trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. December in Honolulu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oahu, Sunset Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Malaekahana State Recreation Area
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Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Shop till you drop at The Strip and Barneys New York. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, and browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Las Vegas. In January, Las Vegas is much colder than Honolulu - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Fun & Games Casinos
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
Casino At The Venetian ©
Casino At The Venetian

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New Orleans, United States

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 7th (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, New Orleans is a bit warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nassau.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau ©
On a trip to Nassau you can immerse yourself in a dynamic city atmosphere or spend your days lazing on the soft golden sands.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nassau trip maker site .

You can fly from New Orleans to Nassau in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from New Orleans to Nassau, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in January, expect nights in Nassau to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are much hotter, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Harbour Island.

Things to do in Nassau

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach

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Harbour Island, Bahamas

Harbour Island ©
The casual Bahamian vibee of Harbour Island comes through in its atmospheric seaside eateries, the colonial English architecture of its main urban zones, and its wealth of attractive coastal areas.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Pink Sands Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Harbour Island driving holiday website .

Ride a ferry from Nassau to Harbour Island in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Harbour Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Pink Sands Beach ©
Pink Sands Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Discovery Cove.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Harbour Island to Orlando. In January, daytime highs in Orlando are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors
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Disney's Animal Kingdom ©
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

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New York City, United States

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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.for some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New York City online trip planner .

Getting from Orlando to New York City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in January, expect New York City to be colder, temps between 5°C and -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Do your shopping at Amoeba Music and Two Rodeo Drive. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, sample the fine beverages at Lost Spirits Distillery, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles itinerary builder app .

Fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Two Rodeo Drive
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Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Spend the 21st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Bay, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne tour planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Melbourne by flight takes about 17.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Trin Warren Tam-boore ©
Trin Warren Tam-boore
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay

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