25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h
2
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  10​h 45​min
3
Sedona
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Poipu, Kauai
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to St. Patrick's Cathedral and St. Paul's Chapel. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New York City holiday planner .

Manila, Philippines to New York City is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Philippines Time (PHT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 13 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Manila in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Key West.

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

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Zachary Taylor and Fishing Charters & Tours. Appreciate the collections at Truman Little White House and The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to The Turtle Hospital (in Marathon) and Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key). There's still lots to do: cruise along The Overseas Highway, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, The Turtle Hospital
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Step out of the city life by going to Devil's Bridge Trail and Oak Creek Canyon. There's still lots to do: hike along Airport Mesa and take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sedona trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Key West to Sedona takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, Sedona is cooler than Key West - with highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

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.
Get some cultural insight at Battleship Missouri Memorial and Iolani Palace. Take a break from the city and head to Shark Diving and Swim with Dolphins. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

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

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Honolulu in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly. Traveling from Sedona to Honolulu, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Honolulu is much hotter than Sedona - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Shark Diving, Swim with Dolphins, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Shark Diving
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lahaina Front Street and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Step out of the city life by going to Wailea Beach and River Rafting & Tubing. Go for a jaunt from Lahaina to Kahului to see Helicopter Tours about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, stroll through Napili Beach, and don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Lahaina tour planning website .

Getting from Honolulu to Lahaina by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Kapalua Beach, Helicopter Tours, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Change things up with a short trip to Swim with Dolphins in Waikoloa (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea and take a memorable drive along Saddle Road.

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Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

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. Get outdoors at Waimea Canyon State Park and Wailua Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kayaking & Canoeing. Venture out of the city with trips to Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei). The adventure continues: hike along Kalalau Trail and walk around Poipu Beach Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Poipu online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Poipu takes 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast State Park, Kayaking & Canoeing, Hanalei Beach, Waimea Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park

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