51 days in Continental USA Itinerary

51 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip planner

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Los Angeles
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New Orleans
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Miami
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Key West
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St. Petersburg
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Orlando
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St. Augustine
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Savannah
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New York City
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San Francisco
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Lahaina, Maui
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Honolulu, Oahu
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Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. Visit Santa Monica Pier and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park for their historical value. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and get curious at California Science Center.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site.

Adelaide, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Adelaide to Los Angeles, you'll gain 17.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Adelaide in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up 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 · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Garden District and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Appreciate the collections at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and The National WWII Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Madewood Plantation (in Napoleonville) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to New Orleans in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to New Orleans, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Miami

— 4 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Appreciate the collections at Wynwood Walls and Lock & Load Museum. Shop till you drop at Sawgrass Mills and Collins Avenue. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Fort Lauderdale (Bonnet House Museum and Gardens & Fort Lauderdale Beach). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, take a stroll through Art Deco Historic District, take a leisurely stroll along Miami Beach Boardwalk, and browse the different shops at Dolphin Mall.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Miami trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Miami takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Miami. Traveling from New Orleans in December, expect nights in Miami to be somewhat warmer, around 23°C, while days are warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Museums · Shopping · Parks · 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.
Do your shopping at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery and Alan S. Maltz Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Truman Little White House and The Turtle Hospital. Change things up with these side-trips from Key West: Marathon (Crane Point Museum & Nature Center & Seven Mile Bridge) and Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, take an in-depth tour of Key West Firehouse Museum, cruise along The Overseas Highway, and browse the exhibits of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner.

Getting from Miami to Key West by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Key West sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

St. Petersburg

— 3 nights

Florida's Sunshine City

Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Dali Museum and Chihuly Collection. Get some cultural insight at 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: kick back and relax at Saint Pete Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Key West to St. Petersburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In December, St. Petersburg is a bit cooler than Key West - with highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Orlando

— 5 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Stetson Mansion. Head to World of Disney and Disney Springsfor some retail therapy. Change things up with a short trip to Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum in Ponce Inlet (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, revel in the low prices at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, make an unforgettable trip to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, and make a splash at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Orlando visit site.

Traveling by car from St. Petersburg to Orlando takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Orlando, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. 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 · Museums

Side Trips

St. Augustine

— 2 nights
St. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lightner Museum, get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and finally enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to St. George Street, then gain insight at Flagler College, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the St. Augustine trip planner.

Getting from Orlando to St. Augustine by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Orlando, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in St. Augustine, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Savannah

— 3 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Explore hidden gems such as Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters and Bonaventure Cemetery. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savannah: Hilton Head (Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, Coligny Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, stroll around Forsyth Park, and steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Savannah tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Savannah in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from St. Augustine in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Savannah, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

New York City

— 5 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.
St. Patrick's Cathedral and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Ellis Island. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take a stroll through Times Square, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and get to know the fascinating history of World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City sightseeing site.

Traveling by flight from Savannah to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect colder weather when traveling from Savannah in January: highs in New York City hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Legion of Honor will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to California Academy of Sciences and Castello di Amorosa. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Sharpsteen Museum (in Calistoga) and VGS Chateau Potelle (in St. Helena). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ignatius Church, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. When traveling from New York City in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 3 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.
Attractions like Lahaina Front Street and Ho'okipa Beach Park make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Napili Beach and Lahaina Banyan Court. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lahaina travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Lahaina takes 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: highs in Lahaina hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Iolani Palace and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Battleship Missouri Memorial and Bishop Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie), Shark Diving (in Haleiwa) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). The adventure continues: 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 photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu route builder site.

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips