28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Austin
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
4
Key West
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  7 h 15 min
6
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Austin

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 Kanaloa Octopus Farm 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: Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Akaka Falls State Park) and Hala Tree (in Captain Cook). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, experience rural life at Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, admire all the interesting features of Saddle Road, and take an in-depth tour of Kona Coffee Living History Farm.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary maker site.

Austin to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and 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 80°F to lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Lahaina, 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Waiola Church & Waiola Cemetery and Lahaina Front Street. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zipline and Kahekili Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Napili Beach, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, and relax in the rural setting at Lahaina Family Farms.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 67°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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Zipline
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
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 Makapuu Lighthouse Trail will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Shark Diving (in Haleiwa), Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe) and Banzai Pipeline (in Pupukea). The adventure continues: hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, steep yourself in history at Opana Radar Site, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shark Diving, Byodo-In Temple, Banzai Pipeline, Swim with Dolphins, Opana Radar Site
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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 Dolphin & Whale Watching and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Visiting Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Fort Zachary Taylor will get you outdoors. Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, make a trip to Truman Little White House, stroll through Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, and look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Key West online travel route planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Key West in 15.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Honolulu to Key West. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in February, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus 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, Florida Keys

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. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, get outside with Gemini Dream Charters, kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, and snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip planner.

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In February in Marathon, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough 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 Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. Do some cultural sightseeing at The National WWII Museum and Rene Beauregard House. When in New Orleans, make a side trip to see Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, approximately Vacherie away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, wander the streets of Royal Street, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Marathon to New Orleans in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Marathon to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Marathon in February, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit cooler, around 56°F, while days are colder, around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vacherie, Rene Beauregard House
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Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

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