50 days in Continental USA Itinerary

50 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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50 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  23​h
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Marco Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Naples
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Sarasota
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate The National WWII Museum and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Adam's Cypress Swamp Driftwood Family Museum and Art Gallery (in Pierre Part), Patterson (Wedell-Williams Memorial Aviation & Cypress Sawmill Museum & Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum) and Vacherie (Oak Alley Plantation & Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Royal Street, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and make a trip to French Quarter.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans online travel planner .

Sydney, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Sydney to New Orleans, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in February, you will find days in New Orleans are cooler (15°C), and nights are slightly colder (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vacherie, Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum, St. Joseph Church and Gardens, Adam's Cypress Swamp Driftwood Family Museum and Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

3
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin Research Center and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of the city life by going to The Turtle Hospital and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Marathon's surroundings by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Big Pine Key) and Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery (in Islamorada). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, get outside with Gemini Dream Charters, identify plant and animal life at Marathon Garden Club, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip itinerary planner .

Getting from New Orleans to Marathon by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Marathon, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in February, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Marathon: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Islamorada, Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

5
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.
Truman Little White House and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and The Overseas Highway. Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West travel itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park

3
nights
Marco Island

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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Smallwood Store and Marco Island Historical Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, kick back and relax at South Marco Beach, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Marco Island road trip planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Key West to Marco Island in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Key West in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Marco Island, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Speed Boats Tours, Smallwood Store
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edison & Ford Winter Estates and The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge (in Immokalee), Ochopee (Kirby Storter Roadside Park & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Fort Myers Beach). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Naples holiday planner .

Naples is just a short distance from Marco Island. In February in Naples, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Naples

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Sanibel Island, Ochopee, Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Shark Valley Visitor Center, Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center

3
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Appreciate the collections at The Ringling and The Dali Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Siesta Beach and Saint Pete Beach. Step out of Sarasota to go to Apollo Beach and see Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, which is approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Myakka River State Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and immerse yourself in nature at Ted Sperling Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sarasota holiday planner.

Getting from Naples to Sarasota by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Sarasota can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

The Dali Museum, Siesta Beach, Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, Saint Pete Beach
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center ©
The Dali Museum ©
The Dali Museum

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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. American Museum of Natural History and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Ellis Island, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City online road trip planner .

Getting from Sarasota to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Sarasota in February, expect New York City to be colder, temps between 9°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Frick Collection ©
Frick Collection

4
nights
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.
Battleship Missouri Memorial and USS Arizona Memorial will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Swim with Dolphins and Shark Diving. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Ka'ena Point State Park (in Waianae), Banzai Pipeline (in Pupukea) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, appreciate the history behind Royal Mausoleum State Monument (Mauna Ala), examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and stroll through Koko Crater Railway Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Honolulu driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Honolulu takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Waianae, Shark Diving, Banzai Pipeline, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Shark Diving
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

5
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Haleakala Crater. Lahaina Front Street and Sacred Hearts Mission Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Kihei (Kalepolepo Beach Park & Stand-Up Paddleboarding). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, play a few rounds at The Bay Course, and shop like a local with Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lahaina visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kihei, Sacred Hearts Mission Church, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kona Coffee Living History Farm and H.N. Greenwell Store Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako), Honaunau (Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park & The 1871 Trail) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waikoloa). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, contemplate the long history of Kealakekua Bay, and explore and take pictures at Saddle Road.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona attractions planner.

Getting from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. March in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Honaunau, H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jagger Museum and Volcano Garden Arts. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Akaka Falls State Park and Kulanaokuaiki Campground. Venture out of the city with trips to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Sulphur Banks, & more) and 2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass (in Volcano). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hilo trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Hilo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Kulanaokuaiki Campground ©
Kulanaokuaiki Campground

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