18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Marathon
— 1 night
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Key West
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 1 night
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Lahaina, Maui
— 1 night
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Hanalei, Kauai
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Marathon trip website.

Queenstown, New Zealand to Marathon is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Queenstown to Marathon, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

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Key West

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the vivid underwater world at Vandenberg Wreck and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, and finally kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West vacation planning tool.

Drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center ©
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

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New York City

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, examine the collection at New York Public Library, take a stroll through Times Square, and go for a walk through The High Line.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New York City trip builder website.

You can fly from Key West to New York City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in May, you will find days in New York City are little chillier (24°C), and nights are cooler (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in New York City

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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

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Gatlinburg

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 5th (Sun), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, then examine the collection at Titanic Museum Attraction, and finally sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

Plan trip to Gatlinburg with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from New York City to Gatlinburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Gatlinburg: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing
Parrot Mountain & Gardens ©
Parrot Mountain & Gardens

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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.
On the 7th (Tue), walk around Lahaina Banyan Court and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach and then stroll through Ka'anapali Beach.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lahaina trip planner.

Fly from Gatlinburg to Lahaina in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Gatlinburg in May since evenings lows in Lahaina dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

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Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Waimea Canyon State Park and Na Pali Coast State Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Poipu Beach Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. Go for a jaunt from Hanalei to Lihue to see Helicopter Tours about 56 minutes away. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanalei road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Hanalei takes 4.5 hours. May in Hanalei sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge ©
Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge

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