56 days in Continental USA Itinerary

56 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Key West
— 4 nights
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St. Augustine
— 5 nights
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Savannah
— 4 nights
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Charleston
— 5 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Sedona
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 6 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 6 nights
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Waimea, Kauai
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights

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Key West

Key West ©

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum 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 Marathon (The Turtle Hospital & Seven Mile Bridge). Spend the 28th (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, make a trip to Truman Little White House, and take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Key West tour itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Key West is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in November, expect somewhat 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 · Tours

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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum ©
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum

5
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St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
St. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Amelia Island Horseback Riding and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore St. Augustine's surroundings by going to Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet), Fort Clinch State Park (in Fernandina Beach) and Stetson Mansion (in DeLand). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old City, look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, examine the collection at Lightner Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the St. Augustine online tour planner.

Getting from Key West to St. Augustine by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Key West in November: high temperatures in St. Augustine hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

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Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Amelia Island Horseback Riding ©
Amelia Island Horseback Riding
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Savannah

Savannah ©

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Fort Jackson and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Savannah: Hilton Head (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Hilton Head Island Bike Trails). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Savannah trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from St. Augustine to Savannah in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from St. Augustine in December, Savannah is little chillier at night 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

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Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Old Fort Jackson ©
Old Fort Jackson
Mickve Israel Temple ©
Mickve Israel Temple

5
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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 Angel Oak Tree. Change things up with a short trip to Charleston Tea Garden in Wadmalaw Island (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Drayton Hall, take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take an in-depth tour of Nathaniel Russell House.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip planner.

Drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in December, and nighttime lows around 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 · Tours · Parks

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Charleston Tea Garden ©
Charleston Tea Garden
Drayton Hall ©
Drayton Hall

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

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 Christmas Place and Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook. Change things up with a short trip to Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Doc Collier Distillery, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, and get great views at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Gatlinburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Charleston in December, expect Gatlinburg to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

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Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Christmas Place ©
Christmas Place
Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook ©
Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

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Sedona

Sedona ©

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Broken Arrow Trail and Sedona Airport Overlook. There's much more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, trek along Airport Mesa, explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, and stroll through Devil's Bridge Trail.

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. 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 · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Broken Arrow Trail ©
Broken Arrow Trail
Sedona Airport Overlook ©
Sedona Airport Overlook

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Boulder City (Helicopter Tours & Hoover Dam). And it doesn't end there: stop by M&M'S World Las Vegas, see Off-Road Tours, take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, and enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel route planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Las Vegas. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
M&M'S World Las Vegas ©
M&M'S World Las Vegas
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©

America's Wettest City

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 Liliuokalani Gardens. Go for a jaunt from Hilo to Volcano to see Jagger Museum about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market, take a memorable tour with Umauma Falls Zipline & Rappel Experience, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, and immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip itinerary website.

Fly from Las Vegas to Hilo in 10.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas to Hilo, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in December; daily highs in Hilo reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to My Kona Adventures and Greenwell Farms. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako), Queen's Bath (in Princeville) and Blue Hawaiian Helicopters - Waikoloa (in Waikoloa). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), cruise along Saddle Road, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, and whizz through the canopy at Hawaii Forest and Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona day trip website.

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

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My Kona Adventures ©
My Kona Adventures
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)
Greenwell Farms ©
Greenwell Farms

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Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parasailing & Paragliding and Kamaole Beach Park III. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Maui Tropical Plantation (in Wailuku), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Kula Country Farms (in Kula). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Wailea Beach, visit Lahaina Front Street, let your taste buds guide you at Maui Pineapple Tours, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Waimea.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Parasailing & Paragliding
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

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Waimea, Kauai

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kalalau Trail and Polihale State Park.

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 5.5 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 · Nature

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kauai Coffee Company ©
Kauai Coffee Company
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park

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Honolulu, Oahu

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to CLIMB Works Keana Farms and Kualoa Regional Park. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Laie (Polynesian Cultural Center & Gunstock Ranch) and Shark Diving (in Haleiwa). There's still lots to do: walk around Fort DeRussy Beach Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, and trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Waimea to Honolulu takes 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Honolulu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
CLIMB Works Keana Farms ©
CLIMB Works Keana Farms
Fort DeRussy Beach Park ©
Fort DeRussy Beach Park

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