15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 day
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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Sarasota
— 1 night
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Marathon
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 1 day

America's Wettest City

One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Hilo trip website.

Sydney, Australia to Hilo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Hilo. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Tours · Parks · Nature

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Puukohola National Historic Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Lahaina, Maui

— 2 nights

Crown Jewel of 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 5th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lahaina online route planner.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Sarasota.

Things to do in Lahaina

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Sarasota

— 1 night
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach, stroll through Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and then explore the world behind art at The Ringling.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sarasota trip app.

You can fly from Lahaina to Sarasota in 15.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahaina to Sarasota is 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lahaina in January, with highs in Sarasota at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marathon

— 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 8th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park, and then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Marathon day trip site.

Drive from Sarasota to Marathon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Sarasota in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Marathon, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Key West

— 2 nights

Conch Republic

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 10th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, then get engrossed in the history at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and finally cruise along The Overseas Highway. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Key West road trip planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

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 12th (Sun): explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New York City travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Key West to New York City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in January, things will get much colder in New York City: highs are around 5°C and lows about -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites

Honolulu, Oahu

— 2 nights

Big Pineapple

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 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, get interesting insight from Tours, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu online travel planner.

Fly from New York City to Honolulu in 14 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Honolulu is minus 5 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Honolulu at 32°C and lows at 22°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.