31 days in West Coast & Continental USA Itinerary

31 days in West Coast & Continental USA Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 1 night
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St. Augustine
— 3 nights
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Key West
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Exploratorium and Ferry Building Marketplace. Alcatraz Island and Legion of Honor are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, and take a stroll through Union Square.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder tool.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect San Francisco to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Legion of Honor ©
Legion of Honor

3
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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Explore hidden gems such as Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Street and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Vacherie to see Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old St. Patrick's Church, enjoy some diversion at Escape My Room New Orleans, and learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans travel planner.

Fly from San Francisco to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to New Orleans is 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site ©
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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Orlando

Orlando ©

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and then get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

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

Fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Orlando, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Orlando

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
St. Get in touch with nature at Fort Clinch State Park and St. Augustine Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Augustine: Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet) and Stetson Mansion (in DeLand). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, deepen your understanding at Flagler College, and examine the collection at Lightner Museum.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the St. Augustine journey site.

Drive from Orlando to St. Augustine in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Orlando in January, plan for slightly colder days in St. Augustine, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

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Key West

Key West ©

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.
Get outdoors at Fort Zachary Taylor and The Turtle Hospital. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Overseas Highway and Dry Tortugas National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Bahia Honda State Park in Big Pine Key (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, cast your line with a fishing tour, and see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Key West journey maker website.

Getting from St. Augustine to Key West by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Augustine in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Key West: highs are around 28°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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New York City

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and St. Paul's Chapel. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to New York City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in January, expect New York City to be cooler, temps between 5°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in New York City

Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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Honolulu, Oahu

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 Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Byodo-In Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Swim with Dolphins and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

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Traveling by flight from New York City to Honolulu takes 14 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Honolulu is minus 5 hours. In February, Honolulu is warmer than New York City - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace

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Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lahaina Front Street and Lahaina Banyan Court. Get outdoors at Napili Beach and Zipline. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Wailea Beach (in Wailea) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei).

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Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©

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.
Visiting Punalu‘U Beach and Akaka Falls State Park will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Go for a jaunt from Kailua-Kona to Hilo to see Rainbow Falls about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, take a memorable tour with Tours, relax in the rural setting at Greenwell Farms, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona visit site.

You can fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will leave for home on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

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