31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City
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New York City
— 5 nights
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St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Bus to Orlando, Fl, Fly to Key West
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Key West
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
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Poipu, Kauai
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
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New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Patrick's Cathedral and New York Public Library. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

Washington to New York City is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can fly to St. Augustine.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 6:

St. Augustine

— 3 nights
St. Step off the beaten path and head to Stetson Mansion and St. George Street. Go for a jaunt from St. Augustine to Orange City to see Blue Spring State Park about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, deepen your understanding at Flagler College, and enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc..

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine trip planner.

Fly from New York City to St. Augustine in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for much hotter days in St. Augustine, with highs around 70°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:

Key West

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dry Tortugas National Park and The Turtle Hospital. Change things up with a short trip to Sombrero Beach in Marathon (about 1h 5 min away). There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway, and kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West online vacation planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from St. Augustine to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Key West is somewhat warmer than St. Augustine - with highs of 79°F and lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 14:

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 15th (Wed), try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then try your luck at Caesars Palace.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from Key West to Las Vegas in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Key West to Las Vegas. Traveling from Key West in December, expect Las Vegas to be much colder, temps between 57°F and 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Hilo.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

America's Wettest City

One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
On the 17th (Fri), stroll through Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, take a memorable drive along Saddle Road, then see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, and finally trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hilo day trip website.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Hilo in 10 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect Hilo to be much warmer, temps between 80°F and 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

Lahaina, Maui

— 5 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Zipline and Napili Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Helicopter Tours (in Kahului), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Wailea Beach (in Wailea). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, get impressive views of Molokini Crater, and walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Lahaina visit app.

Getting from Hilo to Lahaina by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in December, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:

Poipu, Kauai

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Kalalau Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Poipu trip planner.

You can fly from Lahaina to Poipu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. December in Poipu sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Honolulu, Oahu

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Koko Crater Railway Trail and Food Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Haleiwa (Shark Diving & Waimea Bay). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, hike along Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, and pause for some photo ops at King Kamehameha Statue.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Honolulu trip planner.

Getting from Poipu to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.