15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

15 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Miami, Shuttle to Marathon
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Key West
— 2 nights
Drive
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Islamorada
— 1 night
Fly
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Bus to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to Koloa
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Koloa, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly

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Marathon — 2 nights

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.
Visit Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin Research Center and The Turtle Hospital. Explore Marathon's surroundings by going to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (in Key Largo) and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier). It doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip itinerary builder website.

Paris, France to Marathon is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Paris to Marathon due to the time zone difference. In December, Marathon is warmer than Paris - with highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Key West.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): look for gifts at Blue, then admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, then steep yourself in history at Fort Zachary Taylor, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Islamorada.
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Islamorada — 1 night

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then look for gifts at Zero Dress Code Boutique.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Islamorada day trip planning site.

You can drive from Key West to Islamorada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Islamorada sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Sedona.
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Sedona — 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then trek along Devil's Bridge Trail.

Before you visit Sedona, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Islamorada to Sedona in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Islamorada to Sedona is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Islamorada in December; daily highs in Sedona reach 14°C and lows reach 3°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Koloa.
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Koloa, Kauai — 3 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Get outdoors at Na Pali Coast State Park and Kalalau Trail. Visit Hanalei Beach and Shipwreck Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koloa: Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, walk around Poipu Beach Park, and admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Koloa online day trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Sedona to Koloa in 12 hours. Traveling from Sedona to Koloa, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Sedona in December; daily highs in Koloa reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Lahaina.
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Lahaina, Maui — 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Napili Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Visit Wailea Beach and Kamaole Beach Park III for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, stop by Lahaina Front Street, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lahaina tour app.

Traveling by flight from Koloa to Lahaina takes 2.5 hours. December in Lahaina sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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