15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip planner
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Charleston
— 1 night
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Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly to Miami, Shuttle to Marathon
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Marathon
— 1 night
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Key West
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 1 night
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
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Waimea, Kauai
— 1 night
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
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Charleston — 1 night

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 1st (Thu), contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House, then make a trip to Joe Riley Waterfront Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Patriots Point. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument, then steep yourself in history at Boone Hall Plantation, and finally snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our Charleston vacation builder tool.

Paris, France to Charleston is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Paris in December, expect Charleston to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Savannah.
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Savannah — 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Historic River Street, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, learn about all things military at Old Fort Jackson, then stroll around Forsyth Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Olde Pink House. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Pulaski National Monument, then enjoy the sea views from Tybee Island Light Station And Museum, then kick back and relax at Tybee Island Beach, and finally explore the galleries of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah route planner.

Traveling by train from Charleston to Savannah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Marathon.
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Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Marathon — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Marathon travel route planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Savannah to Marathon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Savannah in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Marathon, with highs around 31°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Key West.
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Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:

Key West — 2 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.
On the 6th (Tue), cruise along The Overseas Highway, cast your line with a fishing tour, learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and then examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Key West journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Key West are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Santa Fe.
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Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:

Santa Fe — 1 night

City Different

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 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Canyon Road, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe online visit planner.

Fly from Key West to Santa Fe in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, Santa Fe is colder than Key West - with highs of 8°C and lows of -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Sedona.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:

Sedona — 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): trek along Broken Arrow Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and finally admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, then trek along Airport Mesa, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Bridge Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sedona online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Santa Fe to Sedona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in December; daily highs in Sedona reach 14°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Lahaina.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

Lahaina, Maui — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Sedona to Lahaina in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Lahaina is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Sedona in December, things will get much warmer in Lahaina: highs are around 30°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Kailua-Kona.
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Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, get close to the beloved marine mammals with My Kona Adventures, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay).

Make your Kailua-Kona itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Waimea.
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Find places to stay Dec 11 — 12:

Waimea, Kauai — 1 night

On the 13th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with Holo Holo Charters and then admire the majestic nature at Waimea Canyon State Park.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Waimea road trip planning website.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Waimea in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Waimea can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Honolulu.
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Find places to stay Dec 12 — 13:

Honolulu, Oahu — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, pause for some photo ops at King Kamehameha Statue, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, then examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu travel route app.

Traveling by flight from Waimea to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In December in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14: