21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Accra
Fly + Drive:  32​h
1
Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Accra

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. Step off the beaten path and head to Poipu Beach Park and Waimea Canyon State Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Spouting Horn. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Poipu: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa) and Wailua River State Park (in Wailua). There's more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Poipu travel planner.

Accra, Ghana to Poipu is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Ghana Mean Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Accra in December, expect Poipu to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Poipu

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kayaking & Canoeing, Helicopter Tours, Wailua River State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Lahaina Banyan Court. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Wailea Beach Path. Venture out of the city with trips to Ka'anapali Beach (in Lahaina) and Haleakala National Park (Zipline & Haleakala Crater). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Wailea Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kihei custom trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Poipu to Kihei in 2 hours. In December in Kihei, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailea, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

4
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kailua Beach Park and Polynesian Cultural Center. Kids will enjoy Battleship Missouri Memorial and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Honolulu to go to Pupukea and see Banzai Pipeline, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial and take a memorable drive along Makapu'u Point.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Honolulu tour planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. December in Honolulu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center, Makapu'u Point, Banzai Pipeline
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Polynesian Cultural Center ©
Polynesian Cultural Center

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Truman Little White House, then admire all the interesting features of Fort Zachary Taylor, and then get outside with The Schooner Wolf - Private Charters.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Key West itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Key West takes 14.5 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to Key West, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Kayaking & Canoeing
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
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 The Metropolitan Museum of Art make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, wander the streets of Times Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In December, New York City is cooler than Key West - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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