18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Key Largo
— 1 night
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu — 5 nights

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.
USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Kailua Beach Park and Sunset Beach Park for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku) and Ehukai Beach Park (in Pupukea). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Honolulu attractions planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -20 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can fly to New York City.
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New York City — 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), wander the streets of Times Square, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to New York City takes 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Honolulu in January: high temperatures in New York City hover around 5°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Key Largo.
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Key Largo — 1 night

Diving Capital of the World

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
On the 23rd (Mon), see what you can catch with Florida Keys Flats Fishing, look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then get a dose of the wild on Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Key Largo online visit planner.

Fly from New York City to Key Largo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Key Largo to be warmer, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Key West.
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Key West — 3 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Truman Little White House. Visit Curry Mansion Inn and Key West Cemetery for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Key West: National Key Deer Refuge (in Big Pine Key) and Marathon (Crane Point Museum & Nature Center & Sombrero Beach). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Key West, get a taste of the local shopping with Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Key West trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Key West are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Everglades National Park.
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Everglades National Park — 2 nights

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S. Overflow from Lake Okeechobee into the Florida Bay formed these wetlands, which are home to manatees, American crocodiles, Florida panthers, and an array of wading birds, land birds, and birds of prey.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll through Shark Valley Visitor Center and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Mahogany Hammock, then hike along Gumbo Limbo Trail, then stroll through Anhinga Trail, and finally trek along Pineland Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Everglades National Park travel route planner.

Fly from Key West to Everglades National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. January in Everglades National Park sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then examine the collection at Exploratorium, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then visit Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Everglades National Park to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and subway; or do a combination of train and subway. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Everglades National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Everglades National Park in January, expect nights in San Francisco to be much colder, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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