20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly + Drive:  21​h
1
New Orleans
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Charleston
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h
4
Ossining
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
5
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
6
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
7
Lahaina, Maui
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Auckland

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans online trip itinerary maker .

Auckland, New Zealand to New Orleans is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Auckland to New Orleans, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in May, things will get a bit warmer in New Orleans: highs are around 24°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, cast your line with a fishing tour, take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, and contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Key West trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from New Orleans to Key West in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in May: high temperatures in Key West hover around 34°C and lows are around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Nature
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nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Angel Oak Tree, make a trip to Riley Waterfront Park, admire all the interesting features of Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Charleston online road trip planner .

You can fly from Key West to Charleston in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Key West in May, plan for little chillier nights in Charleston, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ossining.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Angel Oak Tree
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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Angel Oak Tree ©
Angel Oak Tree

1
day
Ossining

Ossining
To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ossining online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Charleston to Ossining. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Charleston in May; daily highs in Ossining reach 24°C and lows reach 12°C. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Page.

Things to do in Ossining

Parks Wildlife Nature

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nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glen Canyon Dam Overlook and Gunfighter Canyon. Venture out of the city with trips to Marble Canyon (Marble Canyon & Cathedral Wash Trail). Spend the 21st (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, Head underground at Waterholes Canyon, and explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Page trip builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ossining to Page. Traveling from Ossining to Page, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ossining in May, you will find days in Page are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Page

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Marble Canyon
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Gunfighter Canyon ©
Gunfighter Canyon
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook
Waterholes Canyon ©
Waterholes Canyon

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night
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 23rd (Thu): hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, and finally kick back and relax at Laupahoehoe Beach Park. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then explore and take pictures at Honomu Goat Dairy, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hilo online vacation maker .

You can fly from Page to Hilo in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Page to Hilo due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hilo when traveling from Page in May, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Jagger Museum, Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Honomu Goat Dairy, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zipline and Kai Pua Artist Studio. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Kihei (Kalepolepo Beach Park & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Helicopter Tours (in Kahului). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Lahaina United Methodist Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Innocents Church, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

Discover how to plan a Lahaina trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hilo to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kihei, Maui Ocean Center, Helicopter Tours, Haleakala Crater
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Zipline
Maria Lanakila Catholic Church ©
Maria Lanakila Catholic Church
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street

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