22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Marathon
— 1 night
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Marco Island
— 1 night
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 2 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Iolani Palace and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Visiting Shark Diving and Koko Crater Railway Trail will get you outdoors. When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument in Pupukea, approximately Pupukea away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Honolulu attractions planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Honolulu is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Honolulu is minus 14 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 2 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.
You've now added Extended Horizons to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with Extended Horizons, then stroll through Napili Beach, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, then walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahaina online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. December in Lahaina sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 2 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 23rd (Thu): take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku). Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hilo online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Lahaina to Hilo in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 3 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

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 25th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Puukohola National Historic Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea.

To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona sightseeing planner.

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Garden District. St. Louis Cathedral and French Quarter will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Whitney Plantation in Wallace (about 54 minutes away). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, take a stroll through Royal Street, and learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to New Orleans by flight takes about 12.5 hours. Traveling from Kailua-Kona to New Orleans, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in December, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit cooler, around 16°C, while days are much colder, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly to Key West.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Key West

— 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Dry Tortugas National Park and The Overseas Highway. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, make a trip to Truman Little White House, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and admire the striking features of Oldest House & Garden Museum.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Key West trip planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Key West in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Key West. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Key West: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Marathon

— 1 night

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, then stroll through The Turtle Hospital, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Marathon are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Marco Island

— 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. On the 4th (Tue), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Marco Island trip planner.

Drive from Marathon to Marco Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Marathon in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Marco Island, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
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New York City

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and New York Public Library. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Fly from Marco Island to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, New York City is much colder than Marco Island - with highs of 5°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · 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.