28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  13​h
4
New York City
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h
6
Sanibel Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
7
Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
8
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h 15​min
9
Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Wellington

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night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 7th (Mon), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, then take a stroll through Union Square, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco online vacation planner .

Wellington, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Wellington to San Francisco is minus 20 hours. In January, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Wellington - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Keep things going the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam, snap pictures at Hoover Dam Bypass, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Stratosphere Tower.

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

Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from San Francisco in January, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pima Point and Canyon Village Marketplace. Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, with lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Key West.

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
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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 discover tucked-away gems like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Truman Little White House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Key West: Marathon (Sombrero Beach, The Turtle Hospital, & more). The adventure continues: cruise along The Overseas Highway, cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Collections Key West, and kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Key West at 28°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Marathon
Highlights from your plan
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Step out of Sanibel Island to go to Naples and see Naples Pier, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach, don't miss a visit to The Hirdie-Girdie Gallery, let little ones run wild at Sanibel Community Playground, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

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

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Key West to Sanibel Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sanibel Island when traveling from Key West in January, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Naples Pier
Highlights from your plan
Edison and Ford Winter Estates ©
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

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nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Waimea Canyon State Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of Lihue with an excursion to Aunty Liliko'i in Waimea--about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, take in the exciting artwork at Art House Hawaii, and look for gifts at Pohaku T's.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Lihue journey planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sanibel Island to Lihue in 14 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Sanibel Island to Lihue, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sanibel Island in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lihue, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Poipu, Waimea, Koloa, Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Kealia Ranch (in Captain Cook) and The 1871 Trail (in Honaunau). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, relax in the rural setting at Sacred Grounds Coffee Farm, and get outside with Keauhou Bay Adventures.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip tool .

You can fly from Lihue to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. January in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Captain Cook, The 1871 Trail
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea
Kealia Ranch ©
Kealia Ranch

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Haleakala Crater. Get out of town with these interesting Kihei side-trips: Leilani Farm Sanctuary (in Haiku) and Lahaina (Lahaina Front Street, Glass Mango Designs, & more). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, stop by Tutu's Pantry, experience rural life at Kula Country Farms, and cruise along Haleakala Highway (Crater Road).

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kihei online journey planner .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Kihei by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In January in Kihei, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Kula Country Farms, Haleakala Highway (Crater Road), Leilani Farm Sanctuary, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street

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