14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + Bus:  21 h 30 min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h
2
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Chennai

3
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Explore hidden gems such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and St. Paul's Chapel. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, walk around Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City tour website .

Chennai, India to New York City is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. In September, New York City is a bit cooler than Chennai - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to 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
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

3
nights
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 Fort Zachary Taylor. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway, see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West online sightseeing planner .

Getting from New York City to Key West by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Key West to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway

2
nights
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 26th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and finally take a stroll through Union Square.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip app .

You can fly from Key West to San Francisco in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Key West to San Francisco. When traveling from Key West in September, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 28°C, while nights are colder with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Swim with Dolphins and Kailua Beach Park. Battleship Missouri Memorial and Iolani Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe), Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at USS Arizona Memorial, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Honolulu online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Byodo-In Temple, Swim with Dolphins, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Swim with Dolphins
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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