56 days in Continental USA Itinerary

56 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Key West
— 4 nights
2
St. Augustine
— 5 nights
3
Savannah
— 4 nights
4
Charleston
— 5 nights
5
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
6
Sedona
— 4 nights
7
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
8
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
9
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
10
Lahaina, Maui
— 6 nights
11
Waimea, Kauai
— 3 nights
12
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Turtle Hospital and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and Seven Mile Bridge (in Marathon). Spend the 28th (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway, kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, and take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House.

To plan Key West vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Brisbane, Australia to Key West is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Key West is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Key West. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Marathon, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Seven Mile Bridge ©
Seven Mile Bridge

5
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
St. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stetson Mansion and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. Explore St. Augustine's surroundings by going to Fernandina Beach (Amelia Island Horseback Riding & Fort Clinch State Park). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., wander the streets of Old City, and gain insight at Flagler College.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read St. Augustine holiday maker website.

Getting from Key West to St. Augustine by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, St. Augustine is little chillier than Key West - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Amelia Island, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

4
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Explore hidden gems such as Olde Pink House and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Change things up with these side-trips from Savannah: Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum (in Tybee Island) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Hilton Head). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the striking features of Mickve Israel Temple, contemplate the long history of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and brush up on your military savvy at Old Fort Jackson.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Savannah vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

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. Traveling from St. Augustine in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Savannah, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Olde Pink House ©
Olde Pink House
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

5
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Walking tours. Change things up with a short trip to Charleston Tea Garden in Wadmalaw Island (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Patriots Point, walk around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, contemplate the long history of Drayton Hall, and take an in-depth tour of Nathaniel Russell House.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Charleston road trip planning site.

Drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Charleston are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Mount Pleasant, Charleston Tea Garden, Angel Oak Tree
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Charleston Tea Garden ©
Charleston Tea Garden

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Clingmans Dome and Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, stop by Christmas Place, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg road trip tool.

You can fly from Charleston to Gatlinburg in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charleston in December: high temperatures in Gatlinburg hover around 13°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Clingmans Dome
Highlights from your plan
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Christmas Place ©
Christmas Place

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bell Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. There's much more to do: hike along Devil's Bridge Trail, stroll through Airport Mesa, make a trip to Sedona Airport Overlook, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sedona journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Gatlinburg to Sedona takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

6
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gun Garage and Valley of Fire State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Boulder City (Helicopter Tours & Hoover Dam). And it doesn't end there: have fun at Battlefield Vegas, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, and don't miss a visit to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In December in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Boulder City, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Gun Garage ©
Gun Garage
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kilauea Iki Trailhead and Rainbow Falls. Go for a jaunt from Hilo to Volcano to see Jagger Museum about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, get interesting insight from Umauma Falls Zipline & Rappel Experience, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

Make your Hilo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Las Vegas to Hilo in 10.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Hilo due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in December; daily highs in Hilo reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Jagger Museum, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Umauma Falls Zipline & Rappel Experience, Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Highlights from your plan
Umauma Falls Zipline & Rappel Experience ©
Umauma Falls Zipline & Rappel Experience
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to My Kona Adventures and Mauna Kea. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Queen's Bath (in Princeville), Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Waikoloa (in Waikoloa). There's lots more to do: cruise along Saddle Road, kick your exploration up a notch at Hawaii Forest and Trail, steep yourself in history at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, and relax in the rural setting at Greenwell Farms.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Kealakekua, Queen's Bath, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Waikoloa, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
My Kona Adventures ©
My Kona Adventures
Saddle Road
Saddle Road
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zipline and Parasailing & Paragliding. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Kula Country Farms (in Kula), Maui Tropical Plantation (in Wailuku) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Napili Beach, stroll through Kamaole Beach Park III, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, and walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lahaina online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Waimea.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Maui Pineapple Tours, Helicopter Tours, Kula Country Farms, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Zipline
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Waimea, Kauai

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kalalau Trail and Kauai Coffee Company.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Waimea online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Waimea takes 4 hours. January in Waimea sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Waimea

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Kalalau Trail, Kauai Coffee Company
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kauai Coffee Company ©
Kauai Coffee Company
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to CLIMB Works Keana Farms and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Shark Diving (in Haleiwa) and Laie (Polynesian Cultural Center & Gunstock Ranch). There's still lots to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, walk around Fort DeRussy Beach Park, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu trip maker site.

You can fly from Waimea to Honolulu in 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Laie, Shark Diving, Kualoa Regional Park, CLIMB Works Keana Farms
Highlights from your plan
CLIMB Works Keana Farms ©
CLIMB Works Keana Farms
Helicopter Tours
Gunstock Ranch ©
Gunstock Ranch

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