20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Charleston
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Iolani Palace and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. You'll explore and learn at USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu online vacation planner .

New Delhi, India to Honolulu is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from New Delhi to Honolulu. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in July; daily highs in Honolulu reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kailua
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Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castello di Amorosa and V. Sattui Winery. Step out of San Francisco to go to Bodega and see Bodega Dunes, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get curious at Exploratorium, take a stroll through SoMa, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, San Francisco is little chillier than Honolulu - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Bodega Dunes, V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Truman Little White House and Key West Cemetery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours. Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along The Overseas Highway, learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Key West route planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Key West takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Key West, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Key West are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are warmer (32°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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The Overseas Highway ©
The Overseas Highway
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hilton Head Island Bike Trails and Fort Pulaski National Monument. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum and Bonaventure Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savannah: Hilton Head (Coligny Beach, Speed Boats Tours, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Olde Pink House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, and stroll through Forsyth Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Savannah driving holiday planner.

Fly from Key West to Savannah in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Key West in July since evenings lows in Savannah dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
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Olde Pink House ©
Olde Pink House
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

2
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Patriots Point and then take an in-depth tour of Fort Sumter National Monument. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally make a trip to Riley Waterfront Park.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Charleston trip maker tool .

You can drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Patriots Point
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Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), take a stroll through Times Square, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Charleston to New York City in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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