22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  25​h
1
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
2
Page
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Poipu, Kauai
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  14​h
7
New York City
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Cape Town

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and then cruise along The Overseas Highway.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Key West trip planning tool .

Cape Town, South Africa to Key West is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Cape Town to Key West due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Key West. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway

2
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.
To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Page trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Key West to Page in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Key West in December; daily highs in Page reach 9°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

4
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Akaka Falls State Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Rainbow Falls (in Hilo). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Saddle Road, relax in the rural setting at Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Page to Kailua-Kona takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Page to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Page in December; daily highs in Kailua-Kona reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hilo, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kihei: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Lahaina (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Ka'anapali Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kailua-Kona to Kihei in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lahaina, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

4
nights
Poipu, Kauai

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 Dolphin & Whale Watching and Waimea Canyon State Park. Step out of Poipu to go to Kapaa and see Kayaking & Canoeing, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Poipu Beach Park, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Poipu in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Waimea Canyon State Park, Helicopter Tours, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Polynesian Cultural Center and Battleship Missouri Memorial. When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Sunset Beach Park in Haleiwa, approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Poipu to Honolulu in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Sunset Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Polynesian Cultural Center ©
Polynesian Cultural Center
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial

2
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to New York City takes 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Honolulu to New York City. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Honolulu in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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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