30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Charleston
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
7
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
New Orleans
— 4 nights
End: Tampa

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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Fort Zachary Taylor. Let the collections at Truman Little White House and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Key West journey tool .

Tampa to Key West is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Tampa in May, Key West is a bit warmer at night with lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay May 11 — 15:
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum and Bonaventure Cemetery. Take a break from the city and head to Coligny Beach and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Change things up with these side-trips from Savannah: Hilton Head (Speed Boats Tours & Dolphin & Whale Watching). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Fort Pulaski National Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park, and stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Savannah driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Key West to Savannah in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Key West in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Savannah, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
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Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

2
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 19th (Sun), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then brush up on your military savvy at Patriots Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument.

To see maps and other tourist information, read our Charleston online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Charleston, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Patriots Point
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

5
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, and don't miss a visit to Times Square.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read New York City holiday tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Charleston to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Charleston in May, with highs in New York City at 69°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 20 — 25:
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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.
Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Swim with Dolphins. Let the collections at USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Waimea Valley (in Haleiwa). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, see the vivid underwater world at Pele's Chair, trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, and get engrossed in the history at Iolani Palace.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Honolulu journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Honolulu takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in May, with highs in Honolulu at 84°F and lows at 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pele's Chair, Lanikai Beach, Swim with Dolphins
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Swim with Dolphins
Shark Diving

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kahekili Beach Park and Napili Beach. Get some cultural insight at Lahaina Front Street and Lahaina United Methodist Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei). It doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina day trip planning app .

Fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in May, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Haleakala Crater, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Exploratorium and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco journey planning site .

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to San Francisco takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahaina to San Francisco is 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lahaina in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

4
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and French Quarter. Venture out of the city with trips to Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and take a stroll through Royal Street.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in New Orleans to be much hotter, around 83°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vacherie, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 9:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Garden District ©
Garden District

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