50 days in Continental USA Itinerary

50 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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50 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Amsterdam
Fly:  21​h
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h
Page
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Sedona
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
Key Largo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Marathon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Savannah
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
Amsterdam

5
days
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Battleship Missouri Memorial and Kailua Beach Park. Get outdoors at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Ko Olina Lagoons. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Iolani Palace, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, admire the majestic nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip generator.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Honolulu is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in April: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 33°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua Beach Park, Ko Olina Lagoons
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

4
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Lahaina Banyan Court. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Zipline will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Lahaina to Haleakala National Park to see Haleakala Crater about 1h 50 min away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach and view the masterpieces at Kush Fine Art.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lahaina trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Haleakala Crater, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. There's still lots to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona custom trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
days
Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bend, and then Head underground at Water Holes Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Wahweap Overlook and then explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Page itinerary builder.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Page in 10 hours. Traveling from Kailua-Kona to Page, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Kailua-Kona, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Page, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon
Lower Antelope Canyon

5
days
Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tusayan Museum and Kolb Studio. On the 21st (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: trek along South Kaibab Trail, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tonto Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Page in April, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around -3°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail

3
days
Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Oak Creek Canyon and Cathedral Rock. Escape the urban bustle at Bell Rock and Airport Mesa. When in Sedona, make a side trip to see Walnut Canyon National Monument in Flagstaff, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of the Holy Cross.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sedona trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Walnut Canyon National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Oak Creek Canyon

3
days
Santa Fe

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Bandelier National Monument and Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Museum of International Folk Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Chimayo (El Santuario de Chimayo Historic Site & Santo Nino Chapel). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, see the top attractions with Tesuque Glassworks, and make a trip to Canyon Road.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe trip generator.

Getting from Sedona to Santa Fe by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sedona in April; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 22°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Chimayo, Bandelier National Monument, Tesuque Glassworks
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument
Loretto Chapel

1
day
New Orleans

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 1st (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, and finally wander the streets of Royal Street.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans holiday planner.

You can fly from Santa Fe to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Santa Fe to New Orleans, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Santa Fe in April since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Key Largo.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Jackson Square
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral

4
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Swim with Dolphins. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Take a break from Key Largo with a short trip to Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, about 56 minutes away. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Key Largo vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from New Orleans to Key Largo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you will find days in Key Largo are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Islamorada, Anhinga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Swim with Dolphins

3
days
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin Research Center and The Turtle Hospital. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach. There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, choose your vessel at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, kick back and relax at Sunset Park Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Marathon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Marathon when traveling from Key Largo in May, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sunset Park Beach, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center

3
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Truman Little White House and Fort Zachary Taylor. Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and The Overseas Highway. Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West travel planner.

Drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dry Tortugas National Park
Truman Little White House

3
days
Savannah

Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S.
Fort Pulaski National Monument and The Olde Pink House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bonaventure Cemetery and Savannah Historic District. Explore Savannah's surroundings by going to Hilton Head (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more) and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum (in Tybee Island). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Savannah trip builder.

Fly from Key West to Savannah in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Savannah when traveling from Key West in May, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bonaventure Cemetery

5
days
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. You'll explore and learn at 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and don't miss a visit to Ellis Island.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New York City travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Savannah to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Savannah in May, things will get little chillier in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History

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