60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Poipu, Kauai
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  4​h
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  9​h 45​min
5
Carmel
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  11​h 30​min
7
St. Augustine, Florida
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Sarasota, Florida
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Sanibel Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Naples, Florida
— 6 nights
Ferry:  3​h
11
Key West
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
12
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: Auckland

5
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Shipwreck Beach and Hanalei Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Na Pali Coast State Park and Kalalau Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Poipu: Wailua Falls (in Lihue), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa) and Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge (in Hanalei). There's lots more to do: hike along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and relax in the rural setting at Kauai Coffee Company.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Poipu trip itinerary builder site .

Auckland, New Zealand to Poipu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 22 hours traveling from Auckland to Poipu. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in December: highs in Poipu hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Waimea, Hanalei, Wailua Falls, Kayaking & Canoeing, Kalalau Trail
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
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Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park
Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge ©
Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge

6
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Napili Beach and Wailea Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Ho'okipa Beach Park and Kamaole Beach Park II. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Makena Beach (in Wailea) and Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery (in Kula). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, identify plant and animal life at Honolua Bay, and stroll through Kamaole Beach Park III.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lahaina online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Poipu to Lahaina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Wailuku, Wailea, Haleakala Crater, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 5:
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Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Makena Beach ©
Makena Beach

3
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Punalu‘U Beach and Kehena Black Sand Beach. Step out of Hilo with an excursion to Jagger Museum in Volcano--about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, and admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilo tour builder tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Hilo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. January in Hilo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Jagger Museum, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Kehena Black Sand Beach, Punalu‘U Beach
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, and relax in the rural setting at Greenwell Farms.

Discover how to plan a Kailua-Kona trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Greenwell Farms, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)
Fishing Charters & Tours
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach

3
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Carmel River State Beach and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Explore hidden gems such as Friends of the Elephant Seal and Pfeiffer State Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Hearst Castle in San Simeon (about 1h 55 min away). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Carmel road trip planning app .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Carmel by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Kailua-Kona in January, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, San Simeon, Big Sur, Asilomar State Beach
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lamar Valley and Grand Teton. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: trek along Artist Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Carmel to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Carmel in January, things will get much colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around -5°C and lows about -20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

6
nights
St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Visit Ormond Beach and St. Augustine Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stetson Mansion and Fort Matanzas National Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to Daytona Beach (Beach at Daytona Beach & Daytona International Speedway), Fort Clinch State Park (in Fernandina Beach) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Port Canaveral). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Wild Reserve, gain insight at Flagler College, examine the collection at Lightner Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read St. Augustine road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to St. Augustine in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to St. Augustine due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January; daily highs in St. Augustine reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sarasota.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Daytona Beach, Fort Clinch State Park, Stetson Mansion, Ormond Beach, Fishing Charters & Tours
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
St. Augustine Wild Reserve ©
St. Augustine Wild Reserve
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach

6
nights
Sarasota, Florida

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Myakka River State Park and Stump Pass Beach State Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Treasure Island Beach and Honeymoon Island State Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarasota: St. Pete Beach (Pass-a-Grille & Saint Pete Beach), Punta Gorda (Fishermen's Village & Fishing Charters & Tours) and Venice (Venice Beach & Caspersen Beach). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Beach, explore the world behind art at The Dali Museum, identify plant and animal life at Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, and stroll around Siesta Beach.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sarasota trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Sarasota takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from St. Augustine, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sarasota, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Pete Beach, Punta Gorda, Siesta Key, Venice, The Dali Museum
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 2:
Highlights from your plan
Stump Pass Beach State Park ©
Stump Pass Beach State Park
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach
Venice Beach ©
Venice Beach

3
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
We've included these beaches for you: Bowman's Beach and Captiva Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and Sanibel Causeway. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sanibel Island: Fort Myers (Edison and Ford Winter Estates & Lakes Regional Park). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, and take in nature's colorful creations at In The Garden.

Find out how to plan Sanibel Island trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Sarasota to Sanibel Island by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Sanibel Island, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Captiva Island, Fort Myers
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

6
nights
Naples, Florida

Naples ©
Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Corkscrew Swamp and Lowdermilk Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Barefoot Beach Preserve and Clam Pass Park. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Everglades City), Marco Island (South Marco Beach, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, & more) and Lovers Key State Park (in Fort Myers Beach). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take a leisurely stroll along Naples Pier.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Sanibel Island to Naples by car takes about 1.5 hours. February in Naples sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Marco Island, Barefoot Beach Preserve, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Lovers Key State Park, Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Barefoot Beach Preserve ©
Barefoot Beach Preserve
Fishing Charters & Tours
South Marco Beach ©
South Marco Beach

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Spas. Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, go for a walk through Key West Garden Club, and take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Key West trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by ferry from Naples to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Naples in February since evenings lows in Key West dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Spas
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bahia Honda State Park and Dolphin Research Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Islamorada (Scuba & Snorkeling & Fishing Charters & Tours), Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Key Largo (Swim with Dolphins & John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park). There's more to do: snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge and identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Key Largo, Islamorada, Everglades Alligator Farm, Bahia Honda State Park
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Everglades Alligator Farm ©
Everglades Alligator Farm

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