36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
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Savannah
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St. Augustine
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Orlando
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Key West
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Miami
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Sedona
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San Francisco
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
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Lahaina, Maui
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New York City

— 4 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New York City online trip maker.

Brisbane, Australia to New York City is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect New York City to be much colder, temps between 10°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Savannah

— 3 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Visit Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Olde Pink House 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, get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, walk around Forsyth Park, 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 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Savannah to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 9°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 · Parks

Side Trips

St. Augustine

— 3 nights
St. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ormond Beach and St. Augustine 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 15°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 · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Orlando

— 3 nights

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

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando trip itinerary planner.

Drive from St. Augustine to Orlando in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from St. Augustine, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Key West

— 3 nights

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.
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: enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway.

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 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Miami

— 3 nights

Magic City

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 Everglades Alligator Farm. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Everglades National Park (Gumbo Limbo Trail & Anhinga Trail) and Sawgrass Mills (in Sunrise). 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 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

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 Oak Creek Canyon. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Red Rock State Park, explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, hike along Airport Mesa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross.

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 hours. Other options: drive. 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 14°C and 3°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 · Trails

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

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, then take 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 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a 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 8°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 · Nature

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 3 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Step off the beaten path and head to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Saddle Road, take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, and indulge in your favorite hot beverage with Greenwell Farms.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona tour builder.

You can fly from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona in 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona. In December, Kailua-Kona is warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 3 nights

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 Napili Beach. Visit Wailea Beach and Ka'anapali Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei) and Helicopter Tours (in Kahului). It doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina online trip builder.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina by flight takes about 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Iolani Palace and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial 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 Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Kailua Beach Park, walk around Kualoa Regional Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanikai Beach, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu journey site.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.