31 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

31 days in United States & Canada Itinerary

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Honolulu, United States
— 3 nights
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Koloa, United States
— 3 nights
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Lahaina, United States
— 3 nights
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Hilo, United States
— 3 nights
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Marco Island, United States
— 1 night
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Marathon, United States
— 2 nights
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Key West, United States
— 3 nights
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DeLand, United States
— 1 night
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St. Augustine, United States
— 2 nights
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New York City, United States
— 5 nights
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Whistler, Canada
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, United States — 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Shark Diving and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Ko Olina Lagoons in Ko Olina, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online holiday maker.

Adelaide, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Honolulu is minus 19.5 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in December, Honolulu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Koloa.
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Koloa, United States — 3 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Princeville Botanical Gardens and Waimea Canyon State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koloa: Kapaa (Kayaking & Canoeing & Photography Tours). The adventure continues: trek along Kalalau Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Allerton Garden, experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company, and admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Koloa attractions planning app.

Fly from Honolulu to Koloa in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Koloa are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can fly to Lahaina.
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Lahaina, United States — 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zipline and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Maui Brewing Company (in Kihei) and Helicopter Tours (in Kahului). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Koloa to Lahaina by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Hilo.
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Hilo, United States — 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, then shop like a local with Hilo Farmers Market, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, take a memorable drive along Saddle Road, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally cruise along Devastation Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hilo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Hilo takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Marco Island.
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Marco Island, United States — 1 night

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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Marco Island online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Hilo to Marco Island in 14.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Hilo in January; daily highs in Marco Island reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.
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Marathon, United States — 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

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 8th (Sun): kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Marathon trip itinerary website.

Getting from Marco Island to Marathon by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Marco Island in January since evenings lows in Marathon dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.
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Key West, United States — 3 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 Fishing Charters & Tours. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, cruise along The Overseas Highway, and identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West visit planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Key West, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can fly to DeLand.
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DeLand, United States — 1 night

DeLand is a city in the U.S. state of Florida. On the 13th (Fri), gain insight at Stetson University, immerse yourself in nature at Blue Spring State Park, and then get interesting insight from Blue Heron River Tours Inc.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read DeLand trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to DeLand takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Key West in January, things will get little chillier in DeLand: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to St. Augustine.
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St. Augustine, United States — 2 nights

St. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): gain insight at Flagler College, then make a trip to St. George Street, then visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Augustine Beach. On your second day here, examine the collection at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and then sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read St. Augustine trip app.

Getting from DeLand to St. Augustine by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
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New York City, United States — 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Patrick's Cathedral and New York Public Library. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, take a stroll through Times Square, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online travel planner.

Getting from St. Augustine to New York City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Augustine in January, expect New York City to be much colder, temps between 5°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Whistler.
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Whistler, Canada — 4 nights

Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Off-Road Tours and Lost Lake. On the 22nd (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Whistler Blackcomb. There's more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Whistler trip itinerary planner.

Getting from New York City to Whistler by combination of flight and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Whistler is minus 3 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Whistler, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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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Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.
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