15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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Waimea, Kauai
— 1 night
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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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Tucson
— 2 nights
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St. Augustine
— 1 night
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Sarasota
— 1 night
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Sanibel Island
— 1 night
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Marathon
— 1 night
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Key West
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, examine the collection at Bishop Museum, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, then see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and finally stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu online driving holiday planner.

Busan, South Korea to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Busan to Honolulu, you'll gain 19 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Busan in January, expect Honolulu to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Waimea.
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Waimea, Kauai — 1 night

On the 4th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with Holo Holo Charters and then explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Waimea road trip site.

Getting from Honolulu to Waimea by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Waimea can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Lahaina.
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Lahaina, Maui — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Waimea to Lahaina by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Tucson.
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Tucson — 2 nights

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
On the 7th (Sat), examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, and then get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Titan Missile Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tucson trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Tucson takes 9.5 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Lahaina to Tucson due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lahaina in January: highs in Tucson hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to St. Augustine.
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St. Augustine — 1 night

St. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then gain insight at Flagler College, then examine the collection at Lightner Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Tucson to St. Augustine takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Tucson to St. Augustine. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in St. Augustine when traveling from Tucson in January, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Sarasota.
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Sarasota — 1 night

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. On the 10th (Tue), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, steep yourself in history at Ca d'Zan, then take an in-depth tour of The Ringling, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sarasota trip planner.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Sarasota in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Augustine in January: highs in Sarasota hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sanibel Island.
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Sanibel Island — 1 night

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): kick back and relax at Captiva Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bowman's Beach, then examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sanibel Island itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Sanibel Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January in Sanibel Island, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marathon.
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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 12th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip builder tool.

Getting from Sanibel Island to Marathon by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Sanibel Island in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Marathon, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Key West.
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Key West — 1 night

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 13th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Fort Zachary Taylor, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, then explore the galleries of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and finally cruise along The Overseas Highway.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Key West travel planner.

Drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Key West are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, visit Garden District, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Royal Street, and finally admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans road trip planner.

You can fly from Key West to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Key West to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Key West in January: high temperatures in New Orleans hover around 17°C and lows are around 12°C. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Sun).
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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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