60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Key West
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Sarasota, Florida
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
St. Augustine, Florida
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Savannah
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h
7
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  9​h
8
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
9
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
11
Kihei, Maui
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
12
Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Canberra

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Garden District and Whitney Plantation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Royal Street and St. Louis Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell) and Vacherie (Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans online tour planner .

Canberra, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Canberra in March, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (19°C), and nights are a bit warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vacherie, Whitney Plantation, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at Truman Little White House and The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Get outdoors at Fort Zachary Taylor and Scuba & Snorkeling. Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, browse the exhibits of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Key West, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from New Orleans to Key West in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Key West: highs are around 30°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Turtle Hospital and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Change things up with a short trip to Fishing Charters & Tours in Islamorada (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center and snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Marathon trip itinerary builder app .

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Fishing Charters & Tours, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

5
nights
Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Dali Museum and Siesta Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Ringling and The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarasota: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Fort Myers Beach), Venice Beach (in Venice) and Sanibel Island (J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge & Bowman's Beach). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Treasure Island Beach and explore and take pictures at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sarasota trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Marathon to Sarasota in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Marathon in March since evenings lows in Sarasota dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sanibel Island, Siesta Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Treasure Island Beach, Venice Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Ringling ©
The Ringling
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and St. Augustine Beach. Get some cultural insight at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Lightner Museum. Get out of town with these interesting St. Augustine side-trips: Ormond Beach (in Ormond Beach), Fort Clinch State Park (in Fernandina Beach) and Stetson Mansion (in DeLand). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, examine the collection at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach at Daytona Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Sarasota to St. Augustine in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Sarasota in March, you will find days in St. Augustine are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Clinch State Park, Stetson Mansion, Ormond Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Beach at Daytona Beach
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

5
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Appreciate the collections at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum. Relax by the water at Driftwood Beach and Coligny Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Jekyll Island (Jekyll Island Historic District & Georgia Sea Turtle Center) and Hilton Head (Hilton Head Island Bike Trails & Dolphin & Whale Watching). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, walk around Forsyth Park, contemplate the long history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, and take a stroll through Savannah Historic District.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Savannah online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Savannah takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from St. Augustine in March, Savannah is a bit cooler at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Savannah

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jekyll Island, Hilton Head, Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Frick Collection and New York Public Library. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Savannah to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Savannah in March, you will find days in New York City are cooler (11°C), and nights are a bit cooler (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum and then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from New York City to Santa Fe in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Santa Fe: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

5
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Scuba & Snorkeling. Relax by the water at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Papakōlea Green Sand Beach. Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae), Kula Kai Caverns (in Ocean View) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). There's much more to do: stroll through Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), relax in the rural setting at Greenwell Farms, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Kailua-Kona takes 12.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in April: highs in Kailua-Kona hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Puukohola National Historic Park, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kula Kai Caverns, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Jagger Museum and Liliuokalani Gardens. Discover out-of-the-way places like Akaka Falls State Park and Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku). Change things up with these side-trips from Hilo: Punalu‘U Beach (in Pahala), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, Devastation Trail, & more) and Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilo day trip planner.

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kailua-Kona in April since evenings lows in Hilo dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Punalu‘U Beach, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead

5
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Haleakala Crater and Scuba & Snorkeling. Escape the urban bustle at Zipline and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Kihei side-trips: Kapalua Beach (in Kapalua) and Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court, Lahaina Front Street, & more). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Maui Brewing Company, and stroll through Wailea Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kihei attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hilo to Kihei in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In April in Kihei, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Helicopter Tours, Wailea Beach, Haleakala Crater, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Shark Diving. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, kick back and relax at Lanikai Beach, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and stroll through Kailua Beach Park.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Honolulu online itinerary builder .

You can fly from Kihei to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. April in Honolulu sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kailua, Shark Diving, Polynesian Cultural Center, Byodo-In Temple, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace
Shark Diving
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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