51 days in Continental USA Itinerary

51 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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51 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  21 h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
2
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Miami, Florida
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Key West
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h
5
St. Petersburg, Florida
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Orlando, Florida
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
St. Augustine, Florida
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Savannah
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
9
New York City
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 45 min
10
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
11
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
12
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Adelaide

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Getty Center and California Science Center. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, examine the collection at Japanese American National Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online travel route builder.

Adelaide, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 21- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Adelaide to Los Angeles, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Adelaide in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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.
Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and St. Louis Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Whitney Plantation and Frenchmen Street. Step out of New Orleans to go to Napoleonville and see Madewood Plantation, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, make a trip to Jackson Square, and stroll around New Orleans City Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans travel route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New Orleans takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Madewood Plantation, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Garden District ©
Garden District

4
nights
Miami, Florida

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Explore hidden gems such as Wynwood Walls and Art Deco Historic District. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Sawgrass Mills (in Sunrise) and Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Miami Beach Boardwalk, buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall, examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, and don't miss a visit to Collins Avenue.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Miami tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Miami in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Miami. While traveling from New Orleans, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Miami, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Sawgrass Mills
Highlights from your plan
Wynwood Walls ©
Wynwood Walls
Sawgrass Mills ©
Sawgrass Mills
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Truman Little White House and The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Appreciate the collections at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Key West Firehouse Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key West: Marathon (Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, The Turtle Hospital, &more) and Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Key West driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Marathon, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

3
nights
St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Petersburg ©
Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Dali Museum and Chihuly Collection. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Ringling and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting St. Petersburg side-trips: Sarasota (St. Armands Circle & Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium) and Siesta Beach (in Siesta Key). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Saint Pete Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg trip planner.

Getting from Key West to St. Petersburg by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Key West in December, expect St. Petersburg to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Sarasota, Siesta Beach, Saint Pete Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Ringling ©
The Ringling
The Dali Museum ©
The Dali Museum
Chihuly Collection ©
Chihuly Collection

5
nights
Orlando, Florida

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Stetson Mansion. Family-friendly places like Disney Springs and Walt Disney World Resort will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, find something for the whole family at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, discover the magic at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, and try out the rides at World of Disney.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Orlando driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from St. Petersburg to Orlando takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Orlando are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©

2
nights
St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): examine the collection at Lightner Museum, then take an in-depth tour of St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, then enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and finally kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to St. George Street, deepen your understanding at Flagler College, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, and finally sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our St. Augustine trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Orlando to St. Augustine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in December: highs in St. Augustine hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Explore hidden gems such as Savannah Historic District and Bonaventure Cemetery. Visit Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Fort Pulaski National Monument for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Savannah: Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum (in Tybee Island) and Hilton Head (Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, Coligny Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, walk around Forsyth Park, and stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Savannah day trip planning site.

Getting from St. Augustine to Savannah by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from St. Augustine in December, Savannah is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument

5
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 New York Public Library are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. There's much more to do: stroll around Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New York City online visit planner.

Getting from Savannah to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Savannah in January, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in New York City: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

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
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Grace Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: VGS Chateau Potelle (in St. Helena) and Calistoga (Sharpsteen Museum & Castello di Amorosa). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Union Square, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and visit Fisherman's Wharf.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in January, expect nights in San Francisco to be warmer, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Calistoga, VGS Chateau Potelle
Highlights from your plan
VGS Chateau Potelle ©
VGS Chateau Potelle
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ka'anapali Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lahaina Banyan Court and Maui Ocean Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and kick back and relax at Napili Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Lahaina takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Lahaina, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Lahaina: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleakala Crater, Scuba & Snorkeling, Maui Ocean Center, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Battleship Missouri Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Appreciate the collections at Iolani Palace and Bishop Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Shark Diving (in Haleiwa) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip planner.

Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will leave for home on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Polynesian Cultural Center, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Shark Diving
Highlights from your plan
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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