18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Marathon
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights

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Marathon

Marathon ©

Heart of the Florida Keys

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 2nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip itinerary maker site.

Sydney, Australia to Marathon is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to Marathon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect nights in Marathon to be much hotter, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
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Key West

Conch Republic

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.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Dry Tortugas National Park will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Truman Little White House and Fort Zachary Taylor. There's more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours and take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway.

To find out how to plan a trip to Key West, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Marathon to Key West by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©

City Different

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 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and then see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Santa Fe takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Key West to Santa Fe. When traveling from Key West in May, plan for little chillier days in Santa Fe, with highs around 26°C, while nights are colder with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©

Heart of the Kona Coast

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Puukohola National Historic Park. Get in touch with nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona attractions planner.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Kailua-Kona in 13 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Fe to Kailua-Kona is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Santa Fe, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Kailua-Kona, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea

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Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©

Crown Jewel of 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wailea Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get outdoors at Napili Beach and Zipline. Take a break from Lahaina with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Kihei, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Lahaina trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 4.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Lahaina are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore hidden gems such as USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Let the collections at USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace capture your imagination. Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Shark Diving in Haleiwa, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu day trip app.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Honolulu are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park ©
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific ©

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