18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Emerald
Fly:  21​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  12​h 30​min
4
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Emerald

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.
Appreciate the collections at USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Battleship Missouri Memorial and Iolani Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu trip planner .

Emerald, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Emerald in November, expect nights in Honolulu to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

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.
On the 21st (Sat), trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, then admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, then admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Laupahoehoe Beach Park. On the next day, kick back and relax at Richardson Beach Park and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo travel planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Hilo in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Get outdoors at Kahekili Beach Park and Zipline. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Napili Beach and Baby Beach. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, and take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hilo to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Baby Beach, Sprecklesville Area
Highlights from your plan
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Zipline
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 steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays 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 get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe online tour planner .

Getting from Lahaina to Santa Fe by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lahaina to Santa Fe, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Lahaina in November, with highs in Santa Fe at 14°C and lows at -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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Fort Zachary Taylor. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Overseas Highway. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Alan S. Maltz Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Key West journey builder app .

Getting from Santa Fe to Key West by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: 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. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Santa Fe in November: high temperatures in Key West hover around 32°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can 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 Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral for their historical value. Step out of New Orleans to go to Vacherie and see Oak Alley Plantation, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to French Quarter and appreciate the extensive heritage of Royal Street.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Key West to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Key West in December, expect nights in New Orleans to be little chillier, around 16°C, while days are cooler, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Vacherie
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation

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