53 days in Continental USA Itinerary

53 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Fly to Phoenix, Bus to Sedona
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Sedona
— 5 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly
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Waimea, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 6 nights
Drive
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lahaina, Maui
— 7 nights
Fly to Miami, Shuttle to Marathon
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Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Key West
— 5 nights
Fly to Orlando, Bus to St. Augustine
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St. Augustine
— 6 nights
Drive
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Savannah
— 3 nights
Fly

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore hidden gems such as Downtown Historic Area and Red Rock State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sedona: Montezuma Castle National Monument (in Camp Verde) and Flagstaff (Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument & Walnut Canyon National Monument). There's lots more to do: trek along West Fork Oak Creek Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Airport Mesa, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip maker website.

Pittsburgh to Sedona is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in December: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 54°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 6:

5
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Boulder City (Helicopter Tours & Hoover Dam). The adventure continues: take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the 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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 11:

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Byodo-In Temple and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie), Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Shark Diving (in Haleiwa). There's lots more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Honolulu sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Honolulu takes 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 82°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Waimea.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 17:

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Waimea, Kauai

Discover out-of-the-way places like Kalalau Trail and Polihale State Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Waimea trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Honolulu to Waimea in 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Waimea can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Waimea

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Helicopter Tours. Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako), Anna Ranch Heritage Center (in Waimea) and Naalehu (Ka Lae, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, &more). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Waipio Valley, make a trip to Saddle Road, look for gifts at Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona tour planner.

You can fly from Waimea to Kailua-Kona in 3.5 hours. December in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 26:

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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kilauea Iki Trailhead and Jagger Museum. Step out of Hilo with an excursion to Punalu‘U Beach in Pahala--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hilo itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kailua-Kona in December since evenings lows in Hilo dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

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Lahaina, Maui

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 Lahaina Harbor and Kamaole Beach Park III. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Kihei (Maui's World Gallery & Maui Brewing Company), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Helicopter Tours (in Kahului). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wailea Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lahaina trip maker app.

You can fly from Hilo to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 5:

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Marathon

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marathon: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Islamorada) and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (in Key Largo). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park, and identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Marathon trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Lahaina to Marathon in 17 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Marathon are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:

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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 Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Spas. Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Key West road trip site.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in January, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:

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St. Augustine

St. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mission of Nombre de Dios. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Augustine: Daytona International Speedway (in Daytona Beach), Stetson Mansion (in DeLand) and Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens (in Jacksonville). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, admire the majestic nature at Fort Clinch State Park, examine the collection at Lightner Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine vacation maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Key West to St. Augustine takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Key West in January; daily highs in St. Augustine reach 65°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 19:

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Savannah

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mickve Israel Temple and First African Baptist Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savannah: Hilton Head (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Coligny Beach). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Olde Pink House, walk around Forsyth Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Savannah trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Savannah takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from St. Augustine in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Savannah, with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22: