16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Evansville
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Santa Fe
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  11​h 30​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
5
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 15​min
6
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Evansville

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then make a trip to Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe online holiday planner .

Evansville to Santa Fe is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Evansville in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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.
USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Polynesian Cultural Center and Saturday Farmer's Market KCCfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Scuba & Snorkeling & Shark Diving). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, step aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu day trip site .

Getting from Santa Fe to Honolulu by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: fly. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Santa Fe to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in April: highs in Honolulu hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Shark Diving
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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 16th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina trip itinerary website .

You can 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 April, daytime highs in Lahaina are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hilo day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Hilo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in April, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, and then wander the streets of Royal Street. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hilo to New Orleans takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hilo in April: highs in New Orleans hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Marathon trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from New Orleans to Marathon takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Marathon. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in April: highs in Marathon hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Fort Zachary Taylor. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Truman Little White House. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, make a trip to Southernmost Point, and take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Key West trip site .

Getting from Marathon to Key West by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in April, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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