50 days in Continental USA Itinerary

50 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Key West
— 5 nights
2
Sarasota
— 5 nights
3
St. Augustine
— 5 nights
4
Savannah
— 5 nights
5
Nashville
— 5 nights
6
New Orleans
— 3 nights
7
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
8
Waimea, Kauai
— 3 nights
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
10
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
11
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights

5
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Key West Garden Club and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Spas and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Marathon (The Turtle Hospital & Sombrero Beach) and Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key). Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway, kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, and examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Key West driving holiday tool.

Cape Town, South Africa to Key West is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Key West, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sarasota.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Marathon, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Key West Garden Club ©
Key West Garden Club

5
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bean Point and Bowman's Beach. Visit Venice Beach and Saint Pete Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Sarasota side-trips: The Dali Museum (in St. Petersburg), Treasure Island Beach (in Treasure Island) and Edison and Ford Winter Estates (in Fort Myers). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, explore the world behind art at The Ringling, contemplate the long history of Ca d'Zan, and enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sarasota trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Sarasota takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Key West in December, Sarasota is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

The Dali Museum, Treasure Island Beach, Venice Beach, Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Bean Point
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Bean Point ©
Bean Point
Venice Beach ©
Venice Beach

5
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
St. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine and Lightner Museum. Visit Stetson Mansion and St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from St. Augustine: Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet), Fort Clinch State Park (in Fernandina Beach) and Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, make a trip to St. George Street, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, and gain insight at Flagler College.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the St. Augustine trip planner.

Getting from Sarasota to St. Augustine by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sarasota in December, expect nights in St. Augustine to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Beach at Daytona Beach, Fort Clinch State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine
Lightner Museum ©
Lightner Museum
Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park

5
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Old Fort Jackson and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Colonial Park Cemetery and Mickve Israel Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savannah: Jekyll Island (Faith Chapel & Driftwood Beach) and Hilton Head (Coligny Beach & Spas). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of First African Baptist Church, stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Fort Pulaski National Monument, and stroll around Forsyth Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Savannah tour planner.

Getting from St. Augustine to Savannah by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from St. Augustine in January since evenings lows in Savannah dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tybee Island, Jekyll Island, Hilton Head
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Park Cemetery ©
Colonial Park Cemetery
Mickve Israel Temple ©
Mickve Israel Temple
First African Baptist Church ©
First African Baptist Church

5
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Appreciate the collections at Carnton and Carter House. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Downtown Franklin and Lotz House Museum. Go for a jaunt from Nashville to Bowling Green to see National Corvette Museum about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip builder website.

You can fly from Savannah to Nashville in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Savannah to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Savannah in January; daily highs in Nashville reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Franklin, National Corvette Museum
Highlights from your plan
Carter House ©
Carter House
Carnton ©
Carnton
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and St. Louis Cathedral are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Whitney Plantation and Old New Orleans Rum Distillery. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow) and Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and wander the streets of Royal Street.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to New Orleans fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in January, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are much warmer (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Vacherie, Whitney Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Old New Orleans Rum Distillery ©
Old New Orleans Rum Distillery
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site ©
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site

3
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at New Mexico History Museum and Blumenschein Home & Museum. Appreciate the collections at Museum of International Folk Art and Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Step out of Santa Fe with an excursion to Rio Grande Gorge Bridge in Taos--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Santa Fe in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Santa Fe, with highs around °C, while nights are much colder with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Waimea.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Taos
Highlights from your plan
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
Blumenschein Home & Museum ©
Blumenschein Home & Museum
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza

3
nights
Waimea, Kauai

Waimea ©
Relax by the water at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Poipu Beach Park. Step out of Waimea with an excursion to Spouting Horn in Poipu--about 36 minutes away.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Waimea visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Waimea takes 12 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Santa Fe to Waimea due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in January, expect Waimea to be much hotter, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Waimea

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu, Kauai Coffee Company, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Kauai Coffee Company ©
Kauai Coffee Company
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

5
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ko Olina Lagoons and Lanikai Beach. You'll explore and learn at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and Iolani Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie), Opana Radar Site (in Kawela Bay) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, appreciate the history behind Statue of Duke Kahanamoku, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Honolulu road trip planning website.

Fly from Waimea to Honolulu in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Polynesian Cultural Center, Lanikai Beach, Ko Olina Lagoons, Opana Radar Site, Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
Byodo-In Temple ©
Byodo-In Temple
Ko Olina Lagoons ©
Ko Olina Lagoons
Opana Radar Site ©
Opana Radar Site

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Liliuokalani Gardens and Jagger Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Punalu‘U Beach and Hilo Coffee Mill. Step out of Hilo to go to Kailua-Kona and see Mauna Kea, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilo driving holiday site.

You can fly from Honolulu to Hilo in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Jagger Museum, Punalu‘U Beach, Mauna Kea, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Hilo Coffee Mill
Highlights from your plan
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Hilo Coffee Mill ©
Hilo Coffee Mill
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

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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 Ho'okipa Beach Park and Kapalua Beach. Visit Wailea Beach and Napili Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Lahaina with an excursion to Haleakala Crater in Haleakala National Park--about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lahaina trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Kapalua Beach, Wailea Beach, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street

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