20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h
6
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Buenos Aires

1
night
Key West

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.
On the 22nd (Tue), stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and then explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Key West trip maker .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Key West is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Key West. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in October: high temperatures in Key West hover around 35°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe road trip tool .

Getting from Key West to Santa Fe by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Key West in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Santa Fe: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 26th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos and then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Carmel visit planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Carmel takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Carmel due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Fe in October since evenings lows in Carmel dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Sur, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Union Square. Visit Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through SoMa, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planning app .

Drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Poipu Beach Park and Wailua Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Poipu: Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa). There's much more to do: experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn.

To see maps and other tourist information, read our Poipu tour builder app .

Fly from San Francisco to Poipu in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Poipu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get a bit warmer in Poipu: highs are around 34°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Waimea Canyon State Park, Kauai Coffee Company, Kayaking & Canoeing, Wailua Falls
Highlights from your plan
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Kauai Coffee Company ©
Kauai Coffee Company
Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls

2
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.
On the 3rd (Sun), wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street and then kick back and relax at Napili Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park, kick back and relax at Wailea Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Poipu to Lahaina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

4
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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 some historical perspective at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Puukohola National Historic Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Punalu‘U Beach and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Venture out of the city with trips to Jagger Museum (in Volcano), Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu) and Akaka Falls State Park (in Hilo).

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Akaka Falls State Park, Jagger Museum, Puukohola National Historic Park, Punalu‘U Beach, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach

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