16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  31​h
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
3
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Key West
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
St. Augustine
— 1 night
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

2
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kapalua Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Explore hidden gems such as Wailea Beach and Lahaina Front Street. Step out of Lahaina to go to Kahului and see Helicopter Tours, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina online road trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Lahaina is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -12 hour difference. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Lahaina, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea Beach, Helicopter Tours, Kapalua Beach, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street
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.
On the 10th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Exploratorium and then take a stroll through SoMa.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

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. Traveling from Lahaina to San Francisco, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lahaina in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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 12th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, then take a stroll through Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, and then relax and rejuvenate at ten thousand waves.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Fe by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Santa Fe. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Santa Fe hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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 14th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, then learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, then visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends, and finally get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Key West driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Key West takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Santa Fe to Key West. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in August: highs in Key West hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Historic Sites Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea

1
night
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, then browse the exhibits of St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and finally enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Flagler College, then examine the collection at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, and then make a trip to St. George Street.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read St. Augustine online vacation builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Key West to St. Augustine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Key West in August, St. Augustine is a bit cooler at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, explore and take pictures at The High Line, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from St. Augustine to New York City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from St. Augustine, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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