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:  3​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
6
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Washington DC

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. You'll explore and learn at 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New York City tour itinerary website .

Washington DC to New York City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

3
nights
Pigeon Forge

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and Cades Cove. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zipline and The Escape Game Pigeon Forge. Explore Pigeon Forge's surroundings by going to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Rockefeller Memorial & Clingmans Dome). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Parkway and catch some excitement at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Pigeon Forge in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Pigeon Forge, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Zipline
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Zipline
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

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.
Visiting Shark Diving and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Battleship Missouri Memorial, and hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Honolulu by flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Pigeon Forge to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 76°F in Honolulu. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Shark Diving, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Shark Diving
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lahaina tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in September, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Kihei
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the next day, get curious at Exploratorium and then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip website .

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 train. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lahaina in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 76°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites 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

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 28th (Sat): 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 then contemplate the long history of Fort Zachary Taylor. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Key West vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Key West takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Key West, with highs around 88°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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