47 days in United States Itinerary

47 days in United States Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Sedona
— 5 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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St. Augustine
— 3 nights
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Key West
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
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New York City
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New Orleans
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Las Vegas
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Iolani Palace and Bishop Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and USS Arizona Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Waimea Valley & Shark Diving) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). There's lots more to do: hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Ala Moana Beach Park, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and take a tour of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu tour itinerary planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Honolulu. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Honolulu at 33°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

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 out of the city life by going to Zipline and Makena Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Lahaina Front Street. Step out of Lahaina to go to Wailea and see Wailea Beach, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: hike along Kapalua Coastal Trail, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Napili Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahaina day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sedona

— 5 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of the city life by going to Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Devil's Bridge Trail and Montezuma Castle National Monument. Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to Flagstaff (Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument & Walnut Canyon National Monument). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boynton Canyon Trail, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and take a memorable drive along Oak Creek Canyon.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sedona day trip planning website.

You can fly from Lahaina to Sedona in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Lahaina to Sedona, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lahaina in May, plan for little chillier nights in Sedona, with lows around 14°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Franklin. Here are some ideas for day two: witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, then admire the striking features of The Parthenon, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Nashville takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Nashville. In May, daytime highs in Nashville are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Sumter National Monument and Boone Hall Plantation. Visit Aiken-Rhett House and Nathaniel Russell House for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take an in-depth tour of Patriots Point, don't miss a visit to Angel Oak Tree, and take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Charleston planning website.

Getting from Nashville to Charleston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Charleston, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, then contemplate the long history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, then stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Savannah online day trip planner.

Drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Savannah, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

St. Augustine

— 3 nights
St. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. Visit St. Augustine Beach and Ormond Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of St. Augustine with an excursion to Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, gain insight at Flagler College, and identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the St. Augustine holiday maker site.

Getting from Savannah to St. Augustine by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in St. Augustine sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Truman Little White House and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Zachary Taylor and Bahia Honda State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Key West: Marathon (Sombrero Beach & The Turtle Hospital) and Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key). And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, and identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West route planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from St. Augustine to Key West takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from St. Augustine in May since evenings lows in Key West dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 5 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Step off the beaten path and head to Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arlington National Cemetery and Gettysburg National Military Park. Change things up with a short trip to Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center in Gettysburg (about 1h 40 min away). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of American History, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Key West to Washington DC in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Key West in May, with highs in Washington DC at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

New York City

— 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, wander the streets of Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, you will find days in New York City are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

New Orleans

— 4 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.
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and The National WWII Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Louis Cathedral and Oak Alley Plantation. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, surround yourself with nature on Happiness Bayou Tours, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from New York City to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans. Traveling from New York City in June, New Orleans is a bit warmer at night with lows of 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 12th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and then see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip website.

Getting from New Orleans to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas. When traveling from New Orleans in June, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 46°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Parks · Nature · Tours

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco holiday builder app.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, San Francisco is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.