42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Kahului
— 7 nights
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Kailua-Kona
— 7 nights
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Honolulu
— 7 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Chincoteague Island
— 2 nights
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Hilton Head
— 4 nights
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Cocoa Beach
— 2 nights
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Key West
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Miami
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 9th (Sat), browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, and then take a stroll through Union Square.

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Zurich, Switzerland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Kahului.
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Kahului — 7 nights

Kahului is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, on the island of Maui, in the U.S. state of Hawaii. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shoreline Snuba and Maalaea Beach. Step out of the city life by going to HA Baldwin Beach Park and Baby Beach, Sprecklesville Area. There's lots more to do: learn something new at Moana Glass by Ryan Staub, hike along Maui Fantastic Tours, relax in the rural setting at O'o Farm, and grab your bike and head to The Skyline Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kahului tour itinerary maker site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Kahului in 7 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Kahului due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Kahului: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Kailua-Kona.
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Kailua-Kona — 7 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Kealakekua Bay. Attractions like Swim with Dolphins and Kona Cloud Forest make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Honaunau (Manini Kapahukapu Beach & Honaunau Bay), Big Island Bees (in Captain Cook) and Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, stroll through Kahaluu Beach, admire the majestic nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kahului to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can fly to Honolulu.
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Honolulu — 7 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Take a break from the city and head to Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Popular historic sites such as USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Honolulu vacation site.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Honolulu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 3 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery. Family-friendly places like National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC online road trip planner.

Fly from Honolulu to Washington DC in 12 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Chincoteague Island.
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Chincoteague Island — 2 nights

Famous for a wild breed of horses--Chincoteague Ponies--Chincoteague Island embraces the mystery of some of North America’s oldest inhabitants.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, visit a coastal fixture at Assateague Lighthouse, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chincoteague Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Chincoteague Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. You will leave for Hilton Head on the 7th (Sun).
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Hilton Head — 4 nights

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Get some historical perspective at Fort Sumter National Monument and Harbour Town Lighthouse and Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Shelter Cove Towne Centre. There's much more to do: stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, and stop by Chocolate Canopy.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head attractions planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Chincoteague Island to Hilton Head in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Chincoteague Island in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hilton Head, with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cocoa Beach.
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Cocoa Beach — 2 nights

Situated in one of Florida's busiest vacation areas, Cocoa Beach burst onto the world scene in the 1960s, when it became a popular setting for parades honoring the nation's "Apollo" astronauts.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll through Cocoa Beach, stop by Ron Jon Surf Shop, and then take a leisurely stroll along Cocoa Beach Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get all the information you need at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Canaveral Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cocoa Beach travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Cocoa Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and car. In August in Cocoa Beach, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Key West.
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Key West — 4 nights

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.
Do your shopping at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery and Rodriguez Cigar Factory. Visit Bahia Honda State Park and Fort Zachary Taylor for some beach relaxation. Step out of Key West to go to Big Pine Key and see Artists in Paradise Gallery, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Oldest House & Garden Museum.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner.

You can fly from Cocoa Beach to Key West in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In August, daytime highs in Key West are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Miami.
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Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami trip planner.

You can fly from Key West to Miami in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 18th (Thu), you're off to home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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Maui travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Valley Isle
The second largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, Maui features a rugged landscape ranging from high mountain peaks to deep valleys. Half of Maui lies within 8 km (5 mi) of the coastline, and most tourists come for the sandy beaches, many of them backed by fashionable resorts offering every modern convenience. Diversity of tourist attractions is Maui's major allure, with each of the island's shores offering a different set of vacation ideas. You can swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles, or hike over the otherworldly landscapes of the world's biggest dormant volcano. A foodie paradise, the island also features dozens of small farms and gourmet restaurants.
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Oahu travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Cemeteries · Scuba & Snorkeling
The Gathering Place
A top cultural and vacation destination within the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is home to over 85 percent of the state's population. Aptly nicknamed the "Gathering Place," the island is truly at the heart of Hawaii, featuring the busy city of Honolulu and its surrounding districts. Visitors to Oahu can enjoy all the modern conveniences of a large city, while remaining within walking distance of secluded beaches, picturesque parks, high mountain peaks, and quaint little towns. To experience the laid-back side of Hawaii, take a trip away from the tourist hotspot of Waikiki, the island's most crowded neighborhood.
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Virginia travel guide

4.6
History Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.
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South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · Beaches
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.
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