35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  10​h
5
Tucson
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Savannah
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
10
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.
Alcatraz Island and Asian Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through SoMa, and get curious at Exploratorium.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in San Francisco at 67°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

1
night
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 22nd (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center, examine the collection at Jagger Museum, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, look for gifts at Hilo Coffee Mill, shop like a local with Volcano Garden Arts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then take in the exciting artwork at Banyan Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hilo road trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Hilo in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in April, things will get a bit warmer in Hilo: highs are around 81°F and lows about 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Volcano, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Hilo Coffee Mill, Volcano Art Center Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Volcano Garden Arts ©
Volcano Garden Arts
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum
Hilo Coffee Mill ©
Hilo Coffee Mill

4
nights
Lahaina, 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tutu's Pantry and Maui On Metal. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Haleakala Crater and Lahaina Front Street. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Charles Lindbergh's Grave (in Kipahulu), Helicopter Tours (in Kahului) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hilo to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, daytime highs in Lahaina are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kihei, Helicopter Tours, Haleakala Crater, Charles Lindbergh's Grave
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street
Maria Lanakila Catholic Church ©
Maria Lanakila Catholic Church

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Polynesian Cultural Center and Iolani Palace. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Battleship Missouri Memorial and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Kaneohe to see Byodo-In Temple about 32 minutes away. There's more to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Honolulu road trip website .

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in April, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trips

Byodo-In Temple, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Polynesian Cultural Center ©
Polynesian Cultural Center
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

2
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Titan Missile Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pima Air & Space Museum and Mission San Xavier del Bac. It doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon and see the interesting displays at Asarco Mineral Discovery Center.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tucson trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Honolulu to Tucson in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Honolulu to Tucson due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tucson, with lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Sahuarita
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Titan Missile Museum ©
Titan Missile Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Step off the beaten path and head to Loretto Chapel and Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Museum of International Folk Art. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Fe side-trips: Chimayo (Chimayo Trading and Mercantile & El Santuario de Chimayo). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, take in the exciting artwork at True West Gallery, and examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Tucson to Santa Fe in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tucson in May, expect Santa Fe to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chimayo
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

2
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.
Garden District and Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Royal Street and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. Change things up with a short trip to Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and see the interesting displays at Cabildo.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planner .

You can fly from Santa Fe to New Orleans in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to New Orleans. Traveling from Santa Fe in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vacherie
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Truman Little White House and The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Zachary Taylor and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and shop like a local with Collections Key West.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Key West online travel route builder .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Key West takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, Key West is somewhat warmer than New Orleans - with highs of 85°F and lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bonaventure Cemetery and Fort Pulaski National Monument. Get a sense of the local culture at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum and Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters. Explore Savannah's surroundings by going to Hilton Head (Coligny Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more). There's much more to do: stroll through Forsyth Park, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Olde Pink House.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Savannah online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Key West to Savannah in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Key West in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Savannah, with lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Savannah to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Savannah in May: high temperatures in New York City hover around 69°F and lows are around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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

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