57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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57 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Poipu, Kauai
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
6
New Orleans
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h
7
St. Augustine
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Key West
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Marathon
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  14​h
End: Brussels

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Jagger Museum and Volcano Garden Arts. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Laupahoehoe Beach Park and Kaimu Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hilo: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Sulphur Banks, & more) and 2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass (in Volcano). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and look for gifts at Hilo Coffee Mill.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Hilo trip planning website .

Brussels, Belgium to Hilo is an approximately 23-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 11 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in January; daily highs in Hilo reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Volcano, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Kaimu Beach Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

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.
Get some cultural insight at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Kona Coffee Living History Farm. Step off the beaten path and head to Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Mauna Kea. Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Kona Pacific Farmers Cooperative (in Captain Cook), Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu) and Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get engrossed in the history at H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Punalu‘U Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona itinerary planner .

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Kealakekua, Honaunau, Punalu‘U Beach, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kahekili Beach Park and Napili Beach. You'll explore and learn at Kush Fine Art and Kai Pua Artist Studio. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Wailea (Wailea Beach Path & Wailea Beach) and Kihei (Kalepolepo Beach Park, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, & more). There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, enjoy the sand and surf at Baby Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and shop like a local with Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lahaina road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Kihei, Baby Beach, Sprecklesville Area, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Wailea Beach Path ©
Wailea Beach Path
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Discover out-of-the-way places like Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Swim with Dolphins. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie), Opana Radar Site (in Kawela Bay) and Pupukea (Ehukai Beach Park & Banzai Pipeline). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanikai Beach, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu road trip planning app .

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. January in Honolulu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pupukea, Polynesian Cultural Center, Swim with Dolphins, Lanikai Beach, Opana Radar Site
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Swim with Dolphins
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

7
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. Get in touch with nature at Shipwreck Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Seductions of Kauai Gallery and Tabora Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Poipu side-trips: Wailua Falls (in Lihue) and Waimea (Waimea Canyon State Park & Polihale State Park). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, view the masterpieces at Art House Hawaii, hike along Kalalau Trail, and stroll through Na Pali Coast.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Poipu online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Poipu takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Kauai, Koloa, Waimea, Salt Pond Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The National WWII Museum and Wedell-Williams Memorial Aviation & Cypress Sawmill Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Tuxachanie National Recreation Trail. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum (in Patterson) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street, and examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Poipu to New Orleans in 13.5 hours. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Poipu to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Poipu, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Tuxachanie National Recreation Trail, Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan

5
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Get in touch with nature at St. Augustine Beach and St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. Explore hidden gems such as Stetson Mansion and Fort Matanzas National Monument. Explore St. Augustine's surroundings by going to Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet), Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach) and Graham Swamp Preserve (in Palm Coast). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Lightner Museum, admire all the interesting features of Flagler College, get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read St. Augustine visit planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to St. Augustine takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to St. Augustine due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in February, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in St. Augustine: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Graham Swamp Preserve, Stetson Mansion, Beach at Daytona Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

6
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.
Visit Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Key West Cemetery. Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Key West Garden Club, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West tour itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from St. Augustine to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Augustine in February, expect Key West to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Visiting Dolphin Research Center and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sombrero Beach and Bahia Honda State Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, get outside with Gemini Dream Charters, and take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Marathon tour itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

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