15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  27 h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
5
Key West
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  6 h
6
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, then steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, then contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, then explore and take pictures at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanikai Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu sightseeing website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Honolulu is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 12 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Honolulu, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Lanikai Beach
Highlights from your plan
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

3
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
Visiting Kapalua Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Wailea Beach and Napili Beach. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Kihei (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, and take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Lahaina trip planner.

Fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Kapalua Beach, Wailea Beach, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach

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 25th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, then get curious at Exploratorium, and finally take a stroll through Union Square.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planner.

Getting from Lahaina to San Francisco by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lahaina to San Francisco. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lahaina in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take a stroll through The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. On the next day, try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, then enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage, then see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Las Vegas, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): cruise along The Overseas Highway, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, and finally kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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

Getting from Las Vegas to Key West by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: high temperatures in Key West hover around 30°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

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
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
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.
On the 31st (Thu), go for a walk through Central Park, then explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, then see the sky in a new way at Rose Center for Earth and Space, then get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and finally take a stroll through Times Square.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip builder app .

Getting from Key West to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Key West in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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