25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
2
Key West
— 3 nights
3
Sedona
— 2 nights
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
5
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
6
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
7
Poipu, Kauai
— 4 nights

4
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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and St. Paul's Chapel. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Patrick's Cathedral and World Trade Center Memorial Foundation. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and contemplate the long history of Ellis Island.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary website.

Manila, Philippines to New York City is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to New York City is minus 13 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Manila in December; daily highs in New York City reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

3
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Key West

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Zachary Taylor and Truman Little White House. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and Key West Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Key West: The Turtle Hospital (in Marathon) and Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, go for a walk through Key West Garden Club, and enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West attractions planner.

Getting from New York City to Key West by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get much warmer in Key West: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Turtle Hospital, Bahia Honda State Park
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U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum ©
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

2
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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of the city life by going to Cathedral Rock and Airport Mesa. Discover out-of-the-way places like Devil's Bridge Trail and Oak Creek Canyon. There's more to do: cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sedona trip itinerary app.

Fly from Key West to Sedona in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Key West in December, expect Sedona to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

3
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Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Iolani Palace and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument. Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Swim with Dolphins. Step out of Honolulu to go to Laie and see Polynesian Cultural Center, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Honolulu holiday builder website.

You can fly from Sedona to Honolulu in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Honolulu is minus 3 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Sedona in December: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Wildlife Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Swim with Dolphins, Shark Diving, Polynesian Cultural Center, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
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Swim with Dolphins
Shark Diving
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Napili Beach and River Rafting & Tubing. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lahaina Front Street and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Helicopter Tours (in Kahului) and Wailea Beach (in Wailea). The adventure continues: walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lahaina day trip planning site.

Fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. In December in Lahaina, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Helicopter Tours, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Wailea Beach, Kapalua Beach
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Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Saddle Road. Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Poipu, Kauai

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 Waimea Canyon State Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Poipu Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Poipu: Wailua Falls (in Lihue), Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei). The adventure continues: stroll through Kalalau Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Poipu trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Poipu takes 3 hours. January in Poipu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Wailua Falls, Kayaking & Canoeing, Waimea Canyon State Park, Kalalau Trail, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park

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