31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Lihue, Kauai
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Shuttle:  10​h
5
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
8
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h 30​min
9
New York City
— 5 nights
End: New York City

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Francisco travel planner

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in November, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lihue.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

4
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Discover out-of-the-way places like Helicopter Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Go for a jaunt from Lihue to Waimea to see Waimea Canyon State Park about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Lihue road trip website

You can do a combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to Lihue in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Lihue is minus 2 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Lihue: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 71°F at night. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ka'anapali Beach and Lahaina Banyan Court. Venture out of the city with trips to Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei) and Helicopter Tours (in Kahului). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lahaina United Methodist Church, wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip builder

Getting from Lihue to Lahaina by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. November in Lahaina sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street
Helicopter Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for gifts at The Cindy Coats Gallery and then get outside with Aloha Rail Company. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planner

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Cindy Coats Gallery ©
The Cindy Coats Gallery

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon, and then stroll through Horseshoe Bend. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Page trip builder app

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Page takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Kailua-Kona to Page due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in November, expect Page to be much colder, temps between 58°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

4
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.
On the 21st (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, and trek along Rim Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park attractions planning website

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Page in November, plan for little chillier nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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 24th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then listen to music at Bellagio Fountains, and finally make a trip to Stratosphere Tower.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 47°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

4
nights
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. Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, don't miss a visit to Southernmost Point, and explore and take pictures at Fort Zachary Taylor.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West online road trip planner

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Key West takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Key West is 3 hours. When traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Key West, with highs around 80°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway

5
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, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City day trip planner

Do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Key West in November, expect New York City to be colder, temps between 57°F and 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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