29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
2
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Sedona
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
7
Juneau
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
8
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Durban

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.
Get some historical perspective at Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site in Hyde Park--about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Met Cloisters, don't miss a visit to Times Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

Durban, South Africa to New York City is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Durban to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durban in May, things will get little chillier in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fort Zachary Taylor. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and The Overseas Highway. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, and brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Key West, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Aspen.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maroon Bells. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Independence Pass and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Aspen planner .

Getting from Key West to Aspen by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Key West to Aspen. Traveling from Key West in May, expect Aspen to be much colder, temps between 19°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Aspen

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass

2
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 18th (Tue), take in the views from Navajo Bridge, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon. On the next day, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Page attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Aspen to Page takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Aspen in May, you will find days in Page are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are much hotter (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Navajo Bridge
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Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get outdoors at Walnut Canyon National Monument and Devil's Bridge Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Oak Creek Canyon and Bearizona Wildlife Park. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sedona journey planner .

Drive from Page to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, daytime highs in Sedona are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Walnut Canyon National Monument, Bearizona Wildlife Park
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Exploratorium and Ferry Building Marketplacefor some retail therapy. Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Twin Peaks, examine the collection at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Sedona to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to San Francisco. While traveling from Sedona, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

1
night
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
On the 27th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Juneau trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Juneau takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Juneau is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect Juneau to be slightly colder, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord

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.
Visit Wailea Beach and Napili Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Zipline and Lahaina Banyan Court. Change things up with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Kihei (about 38 minutes away). It doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Juneau to Lahaina by combination of flight and bus takes about 12.5 hours. Traveling from Juneau to Lahaina, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Juneau in May: high temperatures in Lahaina hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Wailea Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Zipline

4
nights
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.
Visit Battleship Missouri Memorial and USS Arizona Memorial for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Honolulu trip planner .

Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. May in Honolulu sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kailua, Shark Diving, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Polynesian Cultural Center
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Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Shark Diving
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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