26 days in Continental USA Itinerary

26 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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26 days in Continental USA Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Poipu, Kauai
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  17​h 15​min
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 15​min
New Delhi

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.
Attractions like Battleship Missouri Memorial and Polynesian Cultural Center make great kid-friendly stops. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Arizona Memorial and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Banzai Pipeline in Pupukea, approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu planner .

New Delhi, India to Honolulu is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from New Delhi to Honolulu. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Honolulu, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Polynesian Cultural Center, Banzai Pipeline
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Polynesian Cultural Center ©
Polynesian Cultural Center

4
days
Poipu, Kauai

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Waimea Canyon State Park and Spouting Horn. When in Poipu, make a side trip to see Kayaking & Canoeing in Kapaa, approximately 38 minutes away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Poipu day trip website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Poipu in 3 hours. December in Poipu sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Helicopter Tours, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Kayaking & Canoeing, Waimea Canyon State Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
days
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Maui Ocean Center. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lahaina Banyan Court and Wailea Beach Path. Get out of town with these interesting Kihei side-trips: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Lahaina (Ka'anapali Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). It doesn't end there: see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see maps and tourist information, read our Kihei online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Poipu to Kihei in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kihei are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui Ocean Center, Wailea Beach Path, Haleakala Crater, Helicopter Tours
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Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
days
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Truman Little White House and The Basilica School of Saint Mary Star of the Sea. Bring the kids along to Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, and make a trip to Southernmost Point.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West tour itinerary website .

Getting from Kihei to Key West by combination of taxi and flight takes about 17.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Kihei to Key West due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park

5
days
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.
Kids will enjoy The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Statue of Liberty National Monument and American Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art, don't miss a visit to Ellis Island, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the New York City journey builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In December, New York City is much colder than Key West - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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