15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
subway + Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Lihue, Kauai
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  14​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Page
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 45​min
6
Key West
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h
7
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

1
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 20th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder tool .

Washington DC to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in December, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 59°F and lows about 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. On the 22nd (Sat), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stroll through Poipu Beach Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Raphael Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Art House Hawaii, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Lihue online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to Lihue takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Lihue. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Lihue, with highs around 79°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Lihue

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Koloa, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Poipu Beach Park, Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Baby Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Lahaina Galleries. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach, then take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Lahaina United Methodist Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Lihue to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in December, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, and hike along Rim Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Grand Canyon National Park takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 3 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Lahaina in December; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 45°F and lows reach 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Pima Point ©
Pima Point

1
night
Page

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 29th (Sat), take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then explore and take pictures at Horseshoe Bend, and then identify plant and animal life at Paria Canyon Wilderness Area.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Page route site .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, Page is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Paria Canyon Wilderness Area
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, browse the exhibits of Truman Little White House, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway. On your second day here, go for a walk through Key West Garden Club, get interesting insight from Tours, and then look for gifts at Uva Wine Shop & Bar.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Key West visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Page to Key West takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Page in December; daily highs in Key West reach 79°F and lows reach 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, and snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City route builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Key West in January; daily highs in New York City reach 40°F and lows reach 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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