31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA route planner

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Fly
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Key West
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Bus to Key West, Fly to Sarasota
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Sarasota
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sedona
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly
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Waimea, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly to New York JFK, Train to Philadelphia

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Key West

— 2 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Popular historic sites such as Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Key West Cemetery are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Key West Garden Club and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, and don't miss a visit to Truman Little White House.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary planning website.

Philadelphia to Key West is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in March, expect Key West to be much hotter, temps between 79°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Marathon

— 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

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 4th (Thu): kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park and then stroll through Dolphin Research Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, then stroll through The Turtle Hospital, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Marathon day trip planning website.

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Sarasota.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Sarasota

— 3 nights
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. Take a break from the city and head to Treasure Island Beach and Caspersen Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ca d'Zan and Venice Beach. Step out of Sarasota with an excursion to St. Pete Beach in St. Pete Beach--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, kick back and relax at Siesta Beach, explore the world behind art at The Ringling, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sarasota driving holiday tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Marathon to Sarasota in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Marathon in March since evenings lows in Sarasota dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hilton Head

— 3 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sea Pines Forest Preserve and Coastal Discovery Museum. Get outdoors at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge and Dolphin & Whale Watching. The adventure continues: see the sights as you ascend with ZipLine Hilton Head, stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hilton Head trip website.

You can fly from Sarasota to Hilton Head in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In March, Hilton Head is slightly colder than Sarasota - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can fly to Sedona.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Sedona

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Take a break from the city and head to Broken Arrow Trail and Airport Mesa. Change things up with a short trip to Montezuma Castle National Monument in Camp Verde (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Bridge Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sedona route maker site.

You can fly from Hilton Head to Sedona in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hilton Head to Sedona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hilton Head in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sedona, with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Lahaina.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Lahaina, Maui

— 3 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ho'okipa Beach Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Take a break from the city and head to Wailea Beach and Kapalua Beach. Go for a jaunt from Lahaina to Kihei to see Kamaole Beach Park III about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kapalua Coastal Trail, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, and take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahaina online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Lahaina takes 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sedona in March: highs in Lahaina hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

America's Wettest City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, and then kick your exploration up a notch at The Umauma Experience. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hilo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Hilo takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 4 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Punalu‘U Beach and Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Waikoloa. Step off the beaten path and head to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Take a break from Kailua-Kona with a short trip to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area in Puako, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: savor a delicious cup with Greenwell Farms, take a memorable drive along Saddle Road, kick your exploration up a notch at Hawaii Forest and Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to fly to Waimea.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Waimea, Kauai

— 2 nights
On the 25th (Thu), trek along Kalalau Trail and then admire the majestic nature at Waimea Canyon State Park. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Polihale State Park and then get a new perspective on things with Capt Andy's Sailing Adventures.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Waimea journey builder site.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Waimea takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Honolulu.

Things to do in Waimea

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 5 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Waimea Valley and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Step out of the city life by going to Waimea Bay and Shark Diving. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Kailua to see Lanikai Beach about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Koko Crater Railway Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and get engrossed in the history at Iolani Palace.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Honolulu vacation app.

You can fly from Waimea to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips