16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Addis Ababa
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h
3
Tucson
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 30​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Addis Ababa

2
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.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, then examine the collection at Bishop Museum, then see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and finally hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Honolulu sightseeing planner .

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Honolulu is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern African Time (EAT) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -13 hour difference. In December, Honolulu is somewhat warmer than Addis Ababa - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park ©
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor ©
Bishop Museum ©
Bishop Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, and finally make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court. Keep things going the next day: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, then view the masterpieces at Kai Pua Artist Studio, and finally view the masterpieces at Kush Fine Art.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. December in Lahaina sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Lahaina

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Helicopter Tours, Maui Ocean Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kai Pua Artist Studio ©
Kai Pua Artist Studio
Kush Fine Art ©
Kush Fine Art

1
night
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): view the masterpieces at Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio, explore the world behind art at Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, and then learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum, then get engrossed in the history at 390th Memorial Museum, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Titan Missile Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tucson trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Lahaina to Tucson takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Lahaina in December, expect nights in Tucson to be cooler, around 5°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Titan Missile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Titan Missile Museum ©
Titan Missile Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Truman Little White House and Fort Zachary Taylor. You'll explore and learn at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway, explore the galleries of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Key West trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Tucson to Key West takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Tucson in January, you will find days in Key West are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are much warmer (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 5th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Newseum, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial, and finally see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Washington DC takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Key West in January: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 7°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Side Trip

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Highlights from your plan
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City online itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Washington DC in January since evenings lows in New York City dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
American Museum of Natural History ©

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