28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
5
Key Largo
— 1 day
6
Marathon
— 3 nights
7
Key West
— 3 nights
8
Sanibel Island
— 3 nights
9
New York City
— 3 nights

2
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kilauea Iki Trailhead and Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku). Explore Hilo's surroundings by going to Volcano (Cooper Center & Jagger Museum). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, Head underground at Kazumura Cave Tours, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hilo trip builder.

Perth, Australia to Hilo is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in December, expect nights in Hilo to be somewhat warmer, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Volcano, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Papaikou, Kalapana Kava Bar
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

3
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saddle Road and Mauna Kea. Change things up with a short trip to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area in Puako (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Kipuka Pu’u Huluhulu, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, relax in the rural setting at Sunshower Farms, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip maker app.

Drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Sunshower Farms
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Saddle Road
Saddle Road
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

3
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Lahaina, 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 Helicopter Tours and Lahaina Banyan Court. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Innocents Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Kahekili Beach Park, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip builder website.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Helicopter Tours, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Helicopter Tours
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Exploratorium and Golden Gate Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, visit Fisherman's Wharf, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to San Francisco takes 10 hours. Traveling from Lahaina to San Francisco, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lahaina in December, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Key Largo.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
day
Key Largo

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
On the 31st (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy some diversion at Kiffney's Firearms and Indoor Range.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Key Largo online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Key Largo takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Key Largo, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Key Largo are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are much hotter (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center ©
Kiffney's Firearms and Indoor Range ©
Kiffney's Firearms and Indoor Range

3
nights
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Explore hidden gems such as The Turtle Hospital and Dolphin Research Center. Explore Marathon's surroundings by going to Islamorada (A Lil' Tail Charters, Islamorada Brewery & Distillery, &more). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, and stroll through Bahia Honda State Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Marathon trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Seven Mile Bridge ©
Seven Mile Bridge

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dry Tortugas National Park and The Overseas Highway. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, stop by Isle Cook Key West, and kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Key West vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Key West sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Bowman's Beach. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, head outdoors with Whitney's Bait and Tackle, cast your line with a fishing tour, and enjoy some diversion at Sanibel Community Playground.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Sanibel Island trip builder app.

Fly from Key West to Sanibel Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Key West in January since evenings lows in Sanibel Island dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum ©

3
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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, take a stroll through Times Square, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sanibel Island to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sanibel Island in January; daily highs in New York City reach 5°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Central Park ©
Central Park
Rockefeller Center ©
Rockefeller Center

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