36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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1
New York City
— 4 nights
2
Savannah
— 3 nights
3
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
4
Orlando
— 3 nights
5
Key West
— 3 nights
6
Miami
— 3 nights
7
Sedona
— 3 nights
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
9
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
10
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
11
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Frick Collection. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, see the interesting displays at Museum of Chinese in America, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City sightseeing site.

Brisbane, Australia to New York City is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to New York City, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Brisbane in December, with highs in New York City at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Visit Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Colonial Park Cemetery for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Take a break from Savannah with a short trip to Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum in Tybee Island, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, stroll around Forsyth Park, learn about all things military at Old Fort Jackson, and take a stroll through Savannah Historic District.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Savannah road trip planning tool.

Fly from New York City to Savannah in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Savannah to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Tybee Island, Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Highlights from your plan
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters ©
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
St. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Augustine Beach and Ormond Beach. Visit St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine for their historical value. The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, deepen your understanding at Flagler College, examine the collection at Lightner Museum, and don't miss a visit to St. George Street.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the St. Augustine trip planner.

You can drive from Savannah to St. Augustine in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Savannah in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in St. Augustine, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Ormond Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Stetson Mansion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Disney Springs. Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: Blue Spring State Park (in Orange City), Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Kissimmee). There's still lots to do: discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip itinerary site.

Drive from St. Augustine to Orlando in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from St. Augustine in December, you will find days in Orlando are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Blue Spring State Park, Beach at Daytona Beach, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fort Zachary Taylor and Dolphin Research Center. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Turtle Hospital and Truman Little White House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key West: Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Marathon). The adventure continues: cruise along The Overseas Highway, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Key West trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, Key West is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Marathon, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You'll explore and learn at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA). Step off the beaten path and head to Hollywood Beach and Sawgrass Mills. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Everglades National Park (Gumbo Limbo Trail & Anhinga Trail) and Everglades Alligator Farm (in Homestead). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Miami takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA), Everglades Alligator Farm, Sawgrass Mills, Art Deco Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedral Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Get outdoors at Devil's Bridge Trail and Airport Mesa. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Red Rock State Park, take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sedona tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Miami to Sedona by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Sedona is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Miami in December, expect Sedona to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, thentake in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and then get curious at Exploratorium.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Getting from Sedona to San Francisco by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to San Francisco. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Sedona in December, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Mauna Kea. Change things up with a short trip to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park in Honaunau (about 44 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Saddle Road and experience rural life at Greenwell Farms.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in Kailua-Kona at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Lahaina.

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

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lahaina Front Street and Lahaina Banyan Court. Visit Napili Beach and Ka'anapali Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Helicopter Tours (in Kahului), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei) and Wailea Beach (in Wailea). There's more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina by flight takes about 4.5 hours. December in Lahaina sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Helicopter Tours, Scuba & Snorkeling, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Iolani Palace and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. USS Arizona Memorial and Byodo-In Temple will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Shark Diving) and Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and kick back and relax at Kualoa Regional Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip planner.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. In January in Honolulu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Byodo-In Temple, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kualoa Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

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