18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
4
Santa Fe
— 1 night
5
Key West
— 2 nights
6
New Orleans
— 2 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Swim with Dolphins and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Change things up with a short trip to Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie (about 1h 5 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Iolani Palace.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu day trip planning tool.

Emerald, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -20 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Emerald in November: highs in Honolulu hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Polynesian Cultural Center, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Swim with Dolphins
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park ©
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, examine the collection at Jagger Museum, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, and finally kick back and relax at Laupahoehoe Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Richardson Beach Park and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hilo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Hilo takes 3 hours. In November in Hilo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Jagger Museum, Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum

3
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.
Visiting Zipline and Kahekili Beach Park will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Napili Beach and Lahaina Front Street. Step out of Lahaina to go to Spreckelsville and see Baby Beach, Sprecklesville Area, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Hilo to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Baby Beach, Sprecklesville Area
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 26th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza, and then steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Santa Fe takes 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Lahaina in November, things will get colder in Santa Fe: highs are around 14°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

2
nights
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 Dolphin & Whale Watching and St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Get in touch with nature at Fort Zachary Taylor and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

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

Getting from Santa Fe to Key West by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe in November, things will get much warmer in Key West: highs are around 32°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
St. Paul's Episcopal Church ©
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

2
nights
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.
The National WWII Museum and Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate French Quarter and Oak Alley Plantation. Next up on the itinerary: visit Garden District, wander the streets of Royal Street, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner.

You can fly from Key West to New Orleans in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Key West to New Orleans. While traveling from Key West, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vacherie
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site ©
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation

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