11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h
2
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
6
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Central Park and then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, then see the interesting displays at Tenement Museum, then learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and finally appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New York City sightseeing website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New York City. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and finally admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Key West trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get much warmer in Key West: highs are around 79°F and lows about 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
day
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online holiday planner .

Fly from Key West to Las Vegas in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Key West to Las Vegas. Traveling from Key West in December, things will get colder in Las Vegas: highs are around 57°F and lows about 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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night
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Iolani Palace, then hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, then contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, and finally stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kailua Beach Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lanikai Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Honolulu takes 9 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in December; daily highs in Honolulu reach 82°F and lows reach 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua
Highlights from your plan
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

2
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
On the 28th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Napili Beach, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then stroll through Baby Beach, and finally take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lahaina tour itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in December, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Zipline
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): have fun and explore at Exploratorium, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to San Francisco takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Lahaina, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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