23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Charleston
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
7
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h
8
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
9
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Beijing

2
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Appreciate the collections at USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Battleship Missouri Memorial and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Shark Diving (in Haleiwa) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). It doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu itinerary planner .

Beijing, China to Honolulu is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Beijing to Honolulu is minus 18 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lanikai Beach, Shark Diving, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Shark Diving
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour 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 next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, then make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, and finally stroll through Ho'okipa Beach Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Lahaina road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Zipline
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the next day, delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, then browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip tool .

Getting from Lahaina to San Francisco by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lahaina in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Overseas Highway. Get some historical perspective at Truman Little White House and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, and brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Key West trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from San Francisco to Key West in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Key West due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Key West: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, then walk around Forsyth Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Savannah trip planner .

Fly from Key West to Savannah in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Key West in August, Savannah is a bit cooler at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tybee Island, Hilton Head
Highlights from your plan
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

2
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 17th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at Patriots Point and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Sumter National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, then explore and take pictures at Angel Oak Tree, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Charleston trip tool .

Getting from Savannah to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Patriots Point, Angel Oak Tree
Highlights from your plan
Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and Cades Cove. Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Blue Ridge Parkway. When in Gatlinburg, make a side trip to see River Rafting & Tubing in Bryson City, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Charleston to Gatlinburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Gatlinburg when traveling from Charleston in August, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, River Rafting & Tubing, Blue Ridge Pkwy
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at New York Public Library and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, browse the exhibits of Ellis Island, explore and take pictures at Central Park, and take a stroll through Times Square.

Before you visit New York City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Gatlinburg to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, then contemplate the long history of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, then take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, and finally wander the streets of North End.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Boston trip maker app .

Getting from New York City to Boston by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Boston when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ©
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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