17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
train:  30​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 45​min
5
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, take a stroll through Times Square, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our New York City online trip maker .

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. May in New York City sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Charleston.

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
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

2
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Sumter National Monument and then brush up on your military savvy at Patriots Point. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Boone Hall Plantation, take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Charleston trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Charleston takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in May; daily highs in Charleston reach 81°F and lows reach 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Mount Pleasant
Highlights from your plan
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Pulaski National Monument, then enjoy the sea views from Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, then stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally walk around Forsyth Park. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Charleston to Savannah by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Savannah are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

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.
On the 26th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway, then 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): explore the world behind art at The Studios of Key West, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West trip maker .

Fly from Savannah to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Savannah in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Key West, with lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Wailea Beach and Napili Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zipline and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with a short trip to Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Kihei (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours and take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Lahaina trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Lahaina takes 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Key West to Lahaina, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Key West in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lahaina, with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kihei, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Iolani Palace and USS Arizona Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. We've included these beaches for you: Lanikai Beach and Waikiki Beach. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, and steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial.

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You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Lanikai Beach
Highlights from your plan
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder tool .

You can fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Honolulu in June, with highs in San Francisco at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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