25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Drive:  46​h
1
San Francisco
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Kapaa, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
6
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  11​h 30​min
7
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  38​h
8
Sanibel Island
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
9
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Key West
— 3 nights
Drive:  25​h
11
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Newark

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Newark to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Newark in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 59°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, then take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, then take a memorable drive along Makapu'u Point, and finally stroll through Makapuu Lighthouse Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu vacation site .

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. In January, Honolulu is much hotter than San Francisco - with highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kapaa.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Makapu'u Point
Highlights from your plan
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

2
nights
Kapaa, Kauai

Kapaa ©
Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stroll through Poipu Beach Park, then explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, then take in nature's colorful creations at National Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Hanakapiai Falls, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Kapaa trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Kapaa takes 2.5 hours. In January in Kapaa, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kapaa

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Poipu, Wailua Falls, Hanakapiai Falls, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then experience rural life at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mokuaikaua Church. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Kahalu'u Beach Park, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kapaa to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. January in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Mauna Kea Beach, Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Kahalu'u Beach Park, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kona Coffee Living History Farm ©
Kona Coffee Living History Farm

1
night
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Basically Books, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilo day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hilo are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Helicopter Tours
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow 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 11th (Fri), take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, then don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, and finally 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: hike along Kapalua Coastal Trail, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then explore the activities along Lahaina Harbor.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lahaina online tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hilo to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In January, daytime highs in Lahaina are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Maui Ocean Center
Highlights from your plan
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Kayaking & Canoeing
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, then explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then explore and take pictures at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, then hike along Doe Mountain Trail, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatki Ruins.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sedona trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Lahaina to Sedona in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Lahaina to Sedona. In January, Sedona is colder than Lahaina - with highs of 54°F and lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Arizona Snowbowl
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Arizona Snowbowl ©
Arizona Snowbowl

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day
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens, then let the kids burn off some steam at Sanibel Community Playground, then see the interesting displays at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sanibel Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Sanibel Island takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Sedona to Sanibel Island, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sedona in January, expect nights in Sanibel Island to be somewhat warmer, around 56°F, while days are much warmer, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 18th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park, then snap pictures at Old Seven Mile Bridge, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, then identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room.

Planning Marathon trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Sanibel Island to Marathon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Marathon when traveling from Sanibel Island in January, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

3
nights
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 20th (Sun): examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Key West, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Adventure Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like High Point Cross Country Ski Center and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe (in Lavallette), Toms River (Ocean County Historical Museum & Insectropolis, the Bugseum of New Jersey) and Lucky Leo's (in Seaside Heights). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, examine the collection at Luna Parc, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New York City day trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Key West in January; daily highs in New York City reach 40°F and lows reach 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Toms River, Lucky Leo's, The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe, High Point Cross Country Ski Center, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ©
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

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