50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

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Fly to Miami, Shuttle to Marathon
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Key West
— 4 nights
Fly to Orlando, Bus to St. Augustine
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St. Augustine
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sarasota
— 4 nights
Fly
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly
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Poipu, Kauai
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park, then snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital.

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London, UK to Marathon is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Marathon is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in April, things will get much warmer in Marathon: highs are around 35°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Key West

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. Get some historical perspective at Truman Little White House and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, steep yourself in history at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, and take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway.

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You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

St. Augustine

— 4 nights
St. Visiting Beach at Daytona Beach and St. Augustine Beach will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. Explore St. Augustine's surroundings by going to Fort Clinch State Park (in Fernandina Beach) and Ormond Beach (in Ormond Beach). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, gain insight at Flagler College, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and look for gifts at Whetstone Chocolates Tasting Tour.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to St. Augustine in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in April, things will get a bit cooler in St. Augustine: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sarasota.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Sarasota

— 4 nights
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Siesta Beach and Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Ca d'Zan. Explore Sarasota's surroundings by going to St. Petersburg (Duncan McClellan Gallery & The Dali Museum), Saint Pete Beach (in St. Pete Beach) and Treasure Island Beach (in Treasure Island). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Myakka River State Park, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, learn about winemaking at Murielle Winery, and admire the masterpieces at The Ringling.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarasota trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Sarasota in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April in Sarasota, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Louis Cathedral and Garden District. Step off the beaten path and head to Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Royal Street. Step out of New Orleans with an excursion to Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie--about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and see the interesting displays at The Historic New Orleans Collection.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner.

You can fly from Sarasota to New Orleans in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sarasota to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sarasota in April, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
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 discover tucked-away gems like Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Get outdoors at Rim Trail and Bar 10 Ranch Activities. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11.5 hours. Traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Sedona

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visiting Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bell Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Change things up with a short trip to Montezuma Castle National Monument in Camp Verde (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Boynton Canyon Trail, trek along Broken Arrow Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock State Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Bridge Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sedona trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, expect nights in Sedona to be warmer, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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 Kapalua Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Napili Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Kamaole Beach Park III (in Kihei) and Wailea (Makena Beach & Wailea Beach). The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, stop by Lahaina Front Street, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lahaina Harbor.

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Traveling by flight from Sedona to Lahaina takes 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Lahaina, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Relax by the water at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Kahaluu Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), indulge in your favorite hot beverage with Greenwell Farms, cruise along Saddle Road, and take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 4.5 hours. April in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Poipu, Kauai

— 4 nights
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Waimea Canyon State Park and Poipu Beach Park. Visit Polihale State Park and Shipwreck Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Wailua Falls (in Lihue) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). The adventure continues: trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Kalalau Trail, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Poipu trip planner.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Poipu by flight takes about 3 hours. May in Poipu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 5 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.
Visit Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Iolani Palace for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Shark Diving and Lanikai Beach. When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Waimea Valley in Haleiwa, approximately Haleiwa away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Koko Crater Railway Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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Traveling by flight from Poipu to Honolulu takes 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

New York City

— 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Patrick's Cathedral and New York Public Library. Do your shopping at SoHo and Chelsea Market. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, get lost in a book at The Morgan Library & Museum, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Honolulu to New York City in 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Honolulu to New York City. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Honolulu in May: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 3 nights

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 17th (Wed): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and then explore the activities along San Francisco Bay. On your second day here, examine the collection at de Young Museum, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally stop by Chocolate Heaven.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. In May in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.