36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Marco Island
— 1 night
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Marathon
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Savannah
— 4 nights
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St. Augustine
— 4 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
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Koloa, Kauai
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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Marco Island

— 1 night
Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at South Marco Beach and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

Plan my day in Marco Island using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Melbourne, Australia to Marco Island is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Melbourne to Marco Island, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Marco Island, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Adventure · Parks

Marathon

— 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 19th (Mon), stroll through Sombrero Beach, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then stroll through Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bahia Honda State Park and then stroll through The Turtle Hospital.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Marathon trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Marco Island to Marathon by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Marathon when traveling from Marco Island in December, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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.
Get in touch with nature at Fort Zachary Taylor and The Overseas Highway. Visit Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Truman Little White House for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, cast your line with a fishing tour, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Key West online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Savannah.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Savannah

— 4 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Olde Pink House and Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Step out of the city life by going to Coligny Beach and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and walk around Forsyth Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Savannah day trip site.

Fly from Key West to Savannah in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Key West in December, plan for slightly colder days in Savannah, with highs around 22°C, while nights are colder with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

St. Augustine

— 4 nights
St. Get some cultural insight at Fort Clinch State Park and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. Stetson Mansion and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, deepen your understanding at Flagler College, explore the galleries of St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and make a trip to St. George Street.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine road trip tool.

Drive from Savannah to St. Augustine in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Savannah in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in St. Augustine, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can fly to Santa Fe.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): appreciate the history behind New Mexico History Museum, then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, and then don't miss a visit to Canyon Road. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and then steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from St. Augustine to Santa Fe takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Augustine to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Augustine in December, expect Santa Fe to be colder, temps between 8°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Devil's Bridge Trail and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Step out of the city life by going to West Fork Oak Creek Trail and Bell Rock. There's much more to do: stroll through Airport Mesa, explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Sedona trip maker.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Sedona in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in January; daily highs in Sedona reach 14°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Lahaina.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Lahaina, Maui

— 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Kamaole Beach Park III. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Napili Beach and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Maui Tropical Plantation (in Wailuku) and Wailea Beach (in Wailea). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina day trip planning website.

Getting from Sedona to Lahaina by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sedona to Lahaina. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Sedona in January: high temperatures in Lahaina hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

America's Wettest City

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.
On the 10th (Tue), shop like a local with Hilo Farmers Market, then see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hilo attractions website.

You can fly from Lahaina to Hilo in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 4 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.
Visiting Saddle Road and Punalu‘U Beach will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Papakōlea Green Sand Beach and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Change things up with a short trip to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park in Honaunau (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, contemplate the waterfront views at Kahaluu Bay, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona visit planner.

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to fly to Koloa.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Koloa, Kauai

— 2 nights
Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then get outside with Tree Tunnel, and then kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park. Keep things going the next day: trek along Kalalau Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Koloa road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Koloa takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Honolulu.

Things to do in Koloa

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 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.
On the 18th (Wed), stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, then examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Iolani Palace, then stroll through Koko Crater Railway Trail, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary site.

Getting from Koloa to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.