22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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New York City
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Key West
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New Orleans
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Las Vegas
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Los Angeles
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
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Lahaina, Maui
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Honolulu, Oahu
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New York City

— 3 nights

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.
Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral and St. Paul's Chapel for their historical value. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), examine the collection at Tenement Museum, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and take in the pleasant sights at Times Square.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to New York City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in New York City at 10°C and lows at 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Key West

— 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Zachary Taylor and The Turtle Hospital. Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Truman Little White House will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Key West side-trips: Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Marathon). The adventure continues: cruise along The Overseas Highway and examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

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You can fly from New York City to Key West in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Key West at 30°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 1 night

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

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You can fly from Key West to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Key West to New Orleans. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Key West in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shelby American Inc and The LINQ Promenade. Let the collections at The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas. Traveling from New Orleans in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Las Vegas, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and finally examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Hilo.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

America's Wettest City

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 31st (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, cruise along Saddle Road, admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, then admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, and finally take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Hilo takes 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, Hilo is a bit warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 2 nights

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 2nd (Sun), wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Lahaina takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Lahaina are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Iolani Palace and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and USS Arizona Memorial. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Ko Olina Lagoons (in Kapolei) and Shark Diving (in Haleiwa). There's much more to do: stroll through Koko Crater Railway Trail, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip planner.

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips