28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
4
Key West
— 4 nights
5
Marathon
— 4 nights
6
New Orleans
— 2 nights

4
nights
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.
Visiting Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Saddle Road will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and St. Michael the Archangel Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Hala Tree (in Captain Cook) and Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Akaka Falls State Park). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, browse the exhibits of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary maker site.

Austin to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. While traveling from Austin, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Kailua-Kona, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Hilo, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm

5
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Lahaina Front Street and Waiola Church & Waiola Cemetery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Napili Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stroll through Kahekili Beach Park, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, and relax in the rural setting at Lahaina Family Farms.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 4.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Haleakala Crater
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Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Zipline
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater

6
nights
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.
Visiting Swim with Dolphins and Koko Crater Railway Trail will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as USS Arizona Memorial and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe), Banzai Pipeline (in Pupukea) and Shark Diving (in Haleiwa). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and take a tour of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip maker.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Honolulu are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Key West.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Byodo-In Temple, Banzai Pipeline, Opana Radar Site, Swim with Dolphins, Shark Diving
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Swim with Dolphins
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visiting Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, stroll through Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, and enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Key West takes 16 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Key West is 5 hours. February in Key West sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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St. Paul's Episcopal Church ©
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center and San Pablo Catholic Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at The Turtle Hospital and Bahia Honda State Park. Go for a jaunt from Marathon to Islamorada to see Fishing Charters & Tours about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, and head outdoors with Gemini Dream Charters.

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

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Marathon, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Bahia Honda State Park
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The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Rene Beauregard House. Do some cultural sightseeing at The National WWII Museum and Garden District. When in New Orleans, make a side trip to see Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, approximately Vacherie away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, wander the streets of Royal Street, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Marathon to New Orleans in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Marathon to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Marathon in February, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vacherie, Rene Beauregard House
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Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site ©
Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

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