55 days in United States Itinerary

55 days in United States Itinerary

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55 days in United States Itinerary

Philadelphia
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
Sedona
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
Page
— 4 nights
Fly + subway:  5​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
subway + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
Poipu, Kauai
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly + bus:  4​h
Lahaina, Maui
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  13​h
Sanibel Island
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Key West
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Marathon
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Key Largo
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Philadelphia

6
days
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Montezuma Well. Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to V-Bar-V Heritage Site (in Rimrock) and Lynx Lake Recreation Area (in Prescott). There's much more to do: hike along Doe Mountain Trail, look for gifts at Kachina House, indulge your taste buds at The Sedona Fudge Company, and explore and take pictures at Schnebly Hill Vista Overlook.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona day trip website .

Philadelphia to Sedona is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Sedona. Traveling from Philadelphia in April, you will find days in Sedona are a bit warmer (72°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rimrock, Lynx Lake Recreation Area
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V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

6
days
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step off the beaten path and head to South Kaibab Trail and Helicopter Tours. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. On the 16th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, get great views at Grandview Point, admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Page.

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Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
days
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lower Antelope Canyon and Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos. Escape the urban bustle at Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access) and Water Holes Canyon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Page: Escalante (Spooky Gulch & Peekaboo Gulch). There's more to do: pause for some photo ops at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Page holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April: highs in Page hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Escalante, Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch access), Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos
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Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos ©
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument

1
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Page to San Francisco in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Page to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Page in April, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (67°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Poipu.

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Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

5
days
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Na Pali Coast State Park and Poipu Beach Park. Escape the urban bustle at Waimea Canyon State Park and Lawa'i Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Poipu: Hanalei (Waioli Huiia Church & Hanalei Valley Lookout) and Aunty Lilikoi Passion Fruit Products (in Waimea). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and Head underground at Makauwahi Cave Reserve.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Poipu trip planning app .

You can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi from San Francisco to Poipu in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: high temperatures in Poipu hover around 79°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lihue, Hanalei, Waimea, Na Pali Coast State Park, Lawa'i Beach
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Makawehi Bluff ©
Makawehi Bluff
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

6
days
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Kamaole Beach Park II. Escape the urban bustle at Kamaole Beach Park III and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Surfing Goat Dairy (in Kula). The adventure continues: stroll through Kapalua Beach, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the striking landscape at Nakalele Blowhole, and trek along Kapalua Coastal Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip planner .

Getting from Poipu to Lahaina by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Lahaina are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kihei, Nakalele Blowhole, Kapalua Beach, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Ho'okipa Beach Park
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Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Kamaole Beach Park III ©
Kamaole Beach Park III
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach

5
days
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 out of the city life by going to Swim with Dolphins and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Honaunau Bay and Puukohola National Historic Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: 49 Black Sand Beach (in Waikoloa) and Big Island Bees (in Captain Cook). And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, stop by Original Donkey Balls Factory and Store., add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. May in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 73°F at night. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Kealakekua, Puukohola National Historic Park, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, 49 Black Sand Beach
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Swim with Dolphins
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Hula Daddy Kona Coffee ©
Hula Daddy Kona Coffee

4
days
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Bowman's Beach. Visiting Lovers Key State Park and Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) will get you outdoors. When in Sanibel Island, make a side trip to see Fort Myers Beach in Fort Myers Beach, approximately 34 minutes away.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sanibel Island journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kailua-Kona to Sanibel Island takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 5 hours. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in May, expect nights in Sanibel Island to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Fort Myers Beach
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Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Lovers Key State Park ©
Lovers Key State Park
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach

6
days
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 discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get in touch with nature at Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. Spend the 22nd (Tue) airborne with a parasailing or paragliding tour. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, and explore the gorgeous colors at Vandenberg Wreck.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sanibel Island to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Sanibel Island in May, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Key West: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Marathon.

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Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

5
days
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin Research Center and Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center. Take a break from the city and head to The Turtle Hospital and Sombrero Reef. Take a break from Marathon with a short trip to National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park, meet the residents at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, and take in the views from Old Seven Mile Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Marathon vacation site .

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Marathon are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
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Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
The Turtle Hospital
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

3
days
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
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.
Visiting Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and Parasailing & Paragliding will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Key Largo Adventures - an Islamorada Boat Charter and African Queen Canal Cruise. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Molasses Reef, take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum, and explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Key Largo travel route planning site .

You can drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Marathon in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Key Largo, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Islamorada
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