36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Springfield
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Branson
— 1 night
Fly to Orlando Sanford, Drive to St. Augustine
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St. Augustine
— 1 night
Bus to Orlando, Fl, Fly to Key West
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Key West
— 3 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Swim with Dolphins and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Escape the urban bustle at Waikiki Beach and Pele's Chair. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and get engrossed in the history at Iolani Palace.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu journey planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 19.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Honolulu. Traveling from Adelaide in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Honolulu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Appreciate the collections at Renee Taylor Gallery and Greg Lawson Galleries - Passion for Place. Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral Rock and Devil's Bridge Trail. Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to Walnut Canyon National Monument (in Flagstaff) and Bearizona Wildlife Park (in Williams). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona travel planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Sedona by flight takes about 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in December, expect Sedona to be much colder, temps between 14°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like South Kaibab Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Explore hidden gems such as Mather Point and Yavapai Point. On the 10th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and stroll through North Kaibab Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in December, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (8°C), and nights are colder (-11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Rim Trail ©
Must see
Rim Trail
5.0
Bright Angel Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Bright Angel Trail
4.8

1
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Branson

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at National Tiger Sanctuary, then immerse yourself in nature at Busiek State Forest Wildlife Area, and then get engrossed in the history at Titanic Museum. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Bonniebrook Park, then stroll around Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, and then take an in-depth tour of History of Fishing Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Branson trip maker website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Branson in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Branson, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 0°C in Branson. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

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Titanic Museum ©
Must see
Titanic Museum
4.5
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
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National Tiger Sanctuary
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St. Augustine

St. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and then take an in-depth tour of St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. On the next day, sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, then stroll through St. Augustine Beach, and then kick back and relax at Frank Butler County Park West.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our St. Augustine online trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Branson to St. Augustine in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Branson to St. Augustine due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Branson in December, things will get much hotter in St. Augustine: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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Key West

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fort Zachary Taylor and Fishing Charters & Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Truman Little White House and Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum. Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and take in the exciting artwork at KEPart Studio-Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Key West online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from St. Augustine to Key West takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Augustine in December, expect Key West to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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New York City

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Kids will enjoy The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Central Park. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and take a stroll through Times Square.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New York City travel planner.

Getting from Key West to New York City by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Key West in December, with highs in New York City at 10°C and lows at 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

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New York Public Library ©
Specialty Museum
New York Public Library
4.7

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San Francisco

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 (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island and then engage your brain at Exploratorium. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary maker site.

You can fly from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. Traveling from New York City in December, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Exploratorium ©
Science Museum
Exploratorium
4.6

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Kids will enjoy Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Escape the urban bustle at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Mauna Kea. Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Akaka Falls State Park). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the exciting artwork at Kona Henna, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip site.

Fly from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona in 8.5 hours. Traveling from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect Kailua-Kona to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Lahaina, Maui

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Napili Beach and Maui Ocean Center. Relax by the water at Wailea Beach and Kahekili Beach Park. Go for a jaunt from Lahaina to Kihei to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, and enjoy the sand and surf at Baby Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Lahaina trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

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Wailea Beach
4.7
Napili Beach ©
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Napili Beach
4.7
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Zipline
4.9

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