29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
4
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
5
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Tampa, Florida
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h 15​min
8
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Savannah
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
10
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
St. Helena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

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 20th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, then contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, then examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and finally stroll through Manoa Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Lanikai Beach, don't miss a visit to Byodo-In Temple, and then contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Honolulu is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 10 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in April; daily highs in Honolulu reach 33°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lanikai Beach, Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Richardson Beach Park, then admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hilo driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Hilo in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Hilo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Kahekili Beach Park and Ka'anapali Beach. Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Kula Country Farms (in Kula) and Wailea Beach Path (in Wailea). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the exciting artwork at Lahaina Galleries, and get a taste of the local shopping with Village Galleries in Lahaina.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Hilo to Lahaina by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Wailea Beach Path, Kula Country Farms, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Redwood National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Enderts Beach and then trek along Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lahaina to Redwood National Park. Traveling from Lahaina to Redwood National Park, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Redwood National Park is cooler than Lahaina - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Lady Bird Johnson Grove
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Lady Bird Johnson Grove ©
Lady Bird Johnson Grove

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at El Santuario de Chimayo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and then engage your brain at Bradbury Science Museum.

Start your trip to Santa Fe by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Redwood National Park to Santa Fe. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Redwood National Park in April, expect nights in Santa Fe to be little chillier, around 1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

El Santuario de Chimayo, Bradbury Science Museum
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and then take a stroll through Garden District. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Santa Fe to New Orleans in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle 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. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Santa Fe in April since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Tampa.

Things to do in New Orleans

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Tampa, Florida

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Caladesi Island State Park and then admire the masterpieces at The Dali Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Fred Howard Park, see the interesting displays at Penny Lane Beatles Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Robinson Nature Preserve.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampa day trip planning website .

You can fly from New Orleans to Tampa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Tampa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you will find days in Tampa are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Tampa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Dunedin, The Dali Museum, Fred Howard Park, Robinson Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Caladesi Island State Park ©
Caladesi Island State Park
Fred Howard Park ©
Fred Howard Park
The Dali Museum ©
The Dali Museum

1
night
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, then identify plant and animal life at Pigeon Key Foundation, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tampa to Marathon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tampa in May since evenings lows in Marathon dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fishing Charters & Tours
History of Diving Museum ©
History of Diving Museum

3
nights
Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Coligny Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get some cultural insight at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters and Old Fort Jackson. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savannah: Hilton Head (Fishing Charters & Tours, Speed Boats Tours, & more). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of City Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple, examine the collection at American Prohibition Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Savannah trip builder site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Marathon to Savannah in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, Savannah is slightly colder than Marathon - with highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Savannah

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 10th (Fri), play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links and then trek along Point Lobos. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmel Mission, admire the striking features of San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, kick back and relax at Lovers Point, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Pinos Lighthouse, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Savannah to Carmel takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Savannah to Carmel is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Savannah in May, expect Carmel to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

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nights
St. Helena

St. Helena ©
The city of St.
On the 12th (Sun), do a tasting at Mumm Napa, then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, then contemplate the long history of Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park, and finally learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa, do a tasting at Alexander Valley Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery, then learn about winemaking at Madrigal Family Winery, and finally admire the majestic nature at Bothe-Napa State Park.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the St. Helena visit site .

Getting from Carmel to St. Helena by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight, subway, and bus. When traveling from Carmel in May, plan for a bit warmer days in St. Helena, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

Calistoga, Healdsburg, Mumm Napa, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

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nights
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 14th (Tue): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve.

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

Drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. When traveling from St. Helena in May, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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