53 days in United States Itinerary

53 days in United States Itinerary

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53 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Coimbatore
Fly + Bus:  27​h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Key West
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 3 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Taxi:  10​h 45​min
4
Sedona
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  13​h
6
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Poipu, Kauai
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h
8
Lahaina, Maui
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Coimbatore

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and don't miss a visit to Times Square.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City holiday app .

Coimbatore, India to New York City is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Coimbatore in April, things will get colder in New York City: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Key West.

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
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Truman Little White House and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. Bring the kids along to Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, cruise along The Overseas Highway, view the masterpieces at Key West Pottery, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Key West online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Key West: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, then identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Marathon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

6
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get some cultural insight at Walnut Canyon National Monument and Montezuma Castle National Monument. Get outdoors at Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock. Venture out of the city with trips to V-Bar-V Heritage Site (in Rimrock), Wupatki National Monument (in Flagstaff) and Raku Gallery (in Jerome). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, stroll through Devil's Bridge Trail, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi from Marathon to Sedona in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Marathon to Sedona. When traveling from Marathon in April, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Raku Gallery, V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Montezuma Castle National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

6
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get outdoors at Lower Antelope Canyon and Bright Angel Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Moran Point.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 19°C, while nights are colder with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Page
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

7
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Honaunau Bay. Bring the kids along to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Akaka Falls State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Rainbow Falls (in Hilo), Jagger Museum (in Volcano) and Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, appreciate the history behind Laupahoehoe Beach Park, kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Kailua-Kona takes 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Kailua-Kona, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hilo, Honaunau, Jagger Museum, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Kealakekua Bay
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

5
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hanalei Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Poipu Beach Park and Waimea Canyon State Park. Take a break from Poipu with a short trip to Kayaking & Canoeing in Kapaa, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll through Baby Beach Poipu, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Poipu trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kailua-Kona to Poipu in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Waimea Canyon State Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Helicopter Tours, Kayaking & Canoeing, Hanalei Beach
Highlights from your plan
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Wailea Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Kids will enjoy Napili Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Kihei) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, head outdoors with The Ocean Project On Maui, don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, and experience rural life at Maui Dragon Fruit Farm.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lahaina day trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Poipu to Lahaina in 4 hours. May in Lahaina sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Haleakala Crater, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater

7
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.
Iolani Palace and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Battleship Missouri Memorial and USS Arizona Memorial. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie), Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Pupukea (Ehukai Beach Park & Banzai Pipeline). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pupukea, Polynesian Cultural Center, Lanikai Beach
Highlights from your plan
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

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