25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
2
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
3
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Marathon
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  12​h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  12​h
7
Fort Davis
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
South Padre Island
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  26​h
End: Auckland


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2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
On the 1st (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Mauna Kea Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona holiday planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Auckland to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 22 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in April, expect Kailua-Kona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kahaluu Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Mauna Kea Beach
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then browse the exhibits of San Miguel Chapel, then examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of El Santuario de Chimayo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then engage your brain at Bradbury Science Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Valles Caldera National Preserve.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Santa Fe day trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kailua-Kona to Santa Fe takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Kailua-Kona to Santa Fe. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in May, expect nights in Santa Fe to be cooler, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Valles Caldera National Preserve, Bradbury Science Museum, El Santuario de Chimayo
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El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Get some historical perspective at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters and Colonial Park Cemetery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at City Market and Mickve Israel Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savannah: Hilton Head (Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Sea Pines Forest Preserve, & more). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and examine the collection at American Prohibition Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Savannah trip planner .

You can fly from Santa Fe to Savannah in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in May, expect nights in Savannah to be warmer, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Savannah

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Sea Pines Forest Preserve ©
Sea Pines Forest Preserve
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
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 8th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, explore the galleries of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then steep yourself in history at Key West Garden Club.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Key West trip builder website .

You can fly from Savannah to Key West in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Savannah in May, Key West is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, identify plant and animal life at Pigeon Key Foundation, and then see the vivid underwater world at Sombrero Reef. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours and then tour the water at your own pace with Robbie's of Islamorada.

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Getting from Key West to Marathon by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Robbie's of Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Fort Yellowstone Historic District, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Old Faithful Visitor Education Center and then take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Marathon to Yellowstone National Park in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Marathon to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Yellowstone National Park is much colder than Marathon - with highs of 13°C and lows of -3°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fort Davis.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

1
night
Fort Davis

Fort Davis ©
Fort Davis is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jeff Davis County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look and learn at McDonald Observatory, then take a memorable drive along Davis Mountain Scenic Loop, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Calera Chapel. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Fort Davis National Historic Site, then immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Davis journey planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Fort Davis takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, Fort Davis is much warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in Fort Davis

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Calera Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
Davis Mountains State Park ©
Davis Mountains State Park
McDonald Observatory ©
McDonald Observatory

1
night
Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg ©
The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Charles Beckendorf Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Pioneer Museum Complex, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Old Tunnel State Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fredericksburg road trip app .

You can drive from Fort Davis to Fredericksburg in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Davis in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Fredericksburg. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

The Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden, Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Padre Island National Seashore. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at USS LEXINGTON, identify plant and animal life at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center, and then take in the waterfront activity at Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Corpus Christi vacation maker website .

Getting from Fredericksburg to Corpus Christi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Fredericksburg in May; daily highs in Corpus Christi reach 36°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture
Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay

3
nights
South Padre Island

A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
On the 21st (Tue), witness the site of a historic battle at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then admire all the interesting features of Laguna Madre Nature Trail. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our South Padre Island road trip website .

Drive from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Corpus Christi, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in South Padre Island, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.

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