32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
2
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
6
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
8
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  10​h 15​min
10
Sedona
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + train:  19​h 15​min
End: Dusseldorf

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.
9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and KGB Espionage Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, wander the streets of Times Square, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary maker website .

Dusseldorf, Germany to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Dusseldorf to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Coligny Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bonaventure Cemetery and Fort Pulaski National Monument. Get out of town with these interesting Savannah side-trips: Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum (in Tybee Island) and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails (in Hilton Head). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Olde Pink House, walk around Forsyth Park, make a trip to City Market, and stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Savannah vacation maker website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Savannah in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: high temperatures in Savannah hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll through St. Augustine Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, and finally sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, deepen your understanding at Flagler College, and then examine the collection at Lightner Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read St. Augustine trip maker app .

Getting from Savannah to St. Augustine by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. April in St. Augustine sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fort Zachary Taylor and The Overseas Highway. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Truman Little White House and Key West Garden Club. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Key West: The Turtle Hospital (in Marathon) and Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and browse the exhibits of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Key West trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from St. Augustine to Key West takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from St. Augustine in April, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Marathon
Highlights from your plan
The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

4
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Whitney Plantation and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Garden District and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Vacherie (Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, wander the streets of Royal Street, and examine the collection at The National WWII Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans online trip planner .

Getting from Key West to New Orleans by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Key West in April, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vacherie, Whitney Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

3
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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 Dolphin & Whale Watching and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Greenwell Farms. Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae), Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona sightseeing planning website .

Fly from New Orleans to Kailua-Kona in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in April, you will find days in Kailua-Kona are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Greenwell Farms, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Puukohola National Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

2
nights
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 21st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, and finally trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): cruise along Devastation Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Hilo online visit planner .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Hilo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in April, Hilo is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

3
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Visiting Haleakala Crater and Zipline will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ho'okipa Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kihei: Lahaina (Lahaina Front Street & Lahaina Banyan Court). It doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kihei trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hilo to Kihei takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lahaina, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Helicopter Tours, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Zipline
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

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nights
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visit Battleship Missouri Memorial and Iolani Palace for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Shark Diving). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of USS Arizona Memorial, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. In April, daytime highs in Honolulu are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace

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nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock. Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Oak Creek Canyon. There's much more to do: trek along Devil's Bridge Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Airport Mesa, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Sedona in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Honolulu in April: highs in Sedona hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

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