15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h
2
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Madrid

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.
Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

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Madrid, Spain to New York City is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Madrid to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

2
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), take a memorable tour with Tours, then learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Key West travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Key West to be much warmer, temps between 30°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Santa Fe

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza.

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Traveling by flight from Key West to Santa Fe takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Key West to Santa Fe, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Santa Fe is cooler than Key West - with highs of 8°C and lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Kailua-Kona takes 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Fe to Kailua-Kona is minus 3 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in December, with highs in Kailua-Kona at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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.
On the 28th (Sat), explore the galleries of Iolani Palace, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, then contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Byodo-In Temple, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu travel site .

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Swim with Dolphins, Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

2
nights
Kihei, Maui

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, then make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kihei trip website .

You can fly from Honolulu to Kihei in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. In December, daytime highs in Kihei are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Lahaina, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Exploratorium, then take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation planner.

You can fly from Kihei to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kihei to San Francisco, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kihei in January, plan for much colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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