39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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Waimea, Kauai
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Sedona
— 4 nights
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St. Augustine
— 3 nights
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Sarasota
— 3 nights
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Sanibel Island
— 1 night
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Naples
— 3 nights
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Marco Island
— 1 night
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Islamorada
— 1 night
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Marathon
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turtle Bay Beach and Kapiolani Regional Park. Step out of the city life by going to Waimea Bay and Shark Diving. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Waimea Valley (in Haleiwa), Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Koko Crater Railway Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary planning app.

Perth, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Honolulu is minus 18 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Perth in December since evenings lows in Honolulu dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Waimea.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Waimea, Kauai

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Polihale State Park, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pihea Trail, take in breathtaking views at Waimea Canyon State Park, then trek along Kalalau Trail, and finally stroll through Alakai Swamp Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Waimea trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Waimea takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Waimea can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Waimea

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Queen's Bath. Take a break from the city and head to Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Mauna Loa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Punalu‘U Beach (in Pahala), Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Naalehu (Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Kahuku Unit & Papakōlea Green Sand Beach). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Waipio Valley, take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and shop like a local with Greenwell Farms.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Fly from Waimea to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. In December in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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 3rd (Sun): admire the sheer force of Nanue falls, immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Steam Vents, take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Boiling Pots, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilo road trip planner.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 4 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 Kamaole Beach Park II and Kamaole Beach Park III. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Zipline. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Helicopter Tours (in Kahului), Iao Valley (in Wailuku) and Wailea Beach (in Wailea). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's extreme beauty at Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co, visit Lahaina Front Street, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lahaina day trip app.

Fly from Hilo to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Sedona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Sedona

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get outdoors at West Fork Oak Creek Trail and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Explore hidden gems such as Red Rock State Park and Sedona Airport Overlook. Step out of Sedona with an excursion to Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument in Flagstaff--about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: trek along Airport Mesa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Bridge Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sedona online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Lahaina to Sedona in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 3 hours. In January, Sedona is cooler than Lahaina - with highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

St. Augustine

— 3 nights
St. Discover out-of-the-way places like Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary and Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fort Clinch State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Spring State Park (in Orange City), Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach) and Stetson Mansion (in DeLand). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, don't miss a visit to St. George Street, deepen your understanding at Flagler College, and tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our St. Augustine online visit planner.

Getting from Sedona to St. Augustine by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Sedona in January, expect St. Augustine to be a bit warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sarasota

— 3 nights
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. Step out of the city life by going to Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center and Fishing Charters & Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Pete Beach (in St. Pete Beach), Fort De Soto Park (in Tierra Verde) and Treasure Island Beach (in Treasure Island). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Myakka River State Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at The Dali Museum, and get engrossed in the history at The Ringling.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sarasota trip planner.

Drive from St. Augustine to Sarasota in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Augustine in January, you will find days in Sarasota are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Sanibel Island

— 1 night
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): stroll through J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, then kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sanibel Island itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Sarasota to Sanibel Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Sanibel Island are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Naples

— 3 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Fort Myers Beach (Lovers Key State Park & Times Square) and Fort Myers (Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve & Edison and Ford Winter Estates).

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Sanibel Island to Naples in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Naples

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): grab your bike and head to Island Bike Shop & Bicycle Rentals, enjoy the sand and surf at Tigertail Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Otter Mound Preserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Marco Beach, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Marco Island itinerary planner.

Marco Island is just a stone's throw from Naples. Traveling from Naples in January, Marco Island is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Islamorada

— 1 night

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 24th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Islamorada road trip app.

You can drive from Marco Island to Islamorada in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Marco Island in January, Islamorada is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Marathon

— 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.
On the 25th (Mon), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then stroll through The Turtle Hospital, then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, and finally kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park. On the next day, observe the fascinating underwater world at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, then stroll through Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then stroll through Dolphin Research Center.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon journey website.

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Marathon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Marathon, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Key West

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dry Tortugas National Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center and Key West Cemetery. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway, get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, and visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Key West, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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.