19 days in United States, Vietnam & Melbourne Itinerary

19 days in United States, Vietnam & Melbourne Itinerary

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19 days in United States, Vietnam & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h 45 min
2
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
3
Kailua-Kona, United States
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Lahaina, United States
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Lihue, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
6
Honolulu, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  15 h
7
New York City, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1
night
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hoi An sightseeing planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Hoi An is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Hoi An is 6 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get warmer in Hoi An: highs are around 29°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hoi An

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Marble Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Yaly Couture ©
Yaly Couture
Buffalo Leather Shop ©
Buffalo Leather Shop
Viet Made ©
Viet Made

2
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, admire all the interesting features of Rod Laver Arena, and then make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

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

Getting from Hoi An to Melbourne by flight takes about 16 hours. Traveling from Hoi An to Melbourne, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hoi An in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 17°C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Rod Laver Arena ©
Rod Laver Arena
State Library Victoria ©
State Library Victoria

3
nights
Kailua-Kona, United States

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Hula Daddy Kona Coffee. Take a break from Kailua-Kona with a short trip to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park in Honaunau, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: experience rural life at Greenwell Farms, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and don't miss a visit to Saddle Road.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Kailua-Kona takes 17.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kailua-Kona when traveling from Melbourne in January, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Greenwell Farms, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Saddle Road
Saddle Road
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Greenwell Farms ©
Greenwell Farms

3
nights
Lahaina, United States

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lahaina Banyan Court and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Pakaloha Bikinis, take in panoramic vistas at Papawai Scenic Lookout, meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lahaina vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can fly to Lihue.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Maui Ocean Center
Highlights from your plan
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Honolulu Cookie Company Front Street ©
Pakaloha Bikinis ©
Pakaloha Bikinis

2
nights
Lihue, United States

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park and then examine the collection at Waioli Mission House. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Kauai Coffee Company, then stop by The Wine Shop, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Lihue trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Lahaina to Lihue in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Waioli Mission House, Kauai Coffee Company, Na Pali Coast State Park, The Wine Shop
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Kauai Coffee Company ©
Kauai Coffee Company
Waioli Mission House ©
Waioli Mission House

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery-Pacific. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Kailua Beach Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Honolulu trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In January in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Makapu'u Point, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Makapu'u Point ©
Makapu'u Point
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, then take a stroll through Times Square, then admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and finally take in panoramic vistas at One World Observatory.

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

Getting from Honolulu to New York City by flight takes about 15 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to New York City, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in January; daily highs in New York City reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Times Square ©
Times Square
One World Observatory ©
One World Observatory
Rockefeller Center ©
Rockefeller Center

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