42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Kahului
— 7 nights
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Kailua-Kona
— 7 nights
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Honolulu
— 7 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Kitty Hawk
— 2 nights
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Carolina Beach
— 2 nights
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
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Cocoa Beach
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Marco Island
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Miami
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 9th (Sat), go for a walk through Lombard Street. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and finally make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge.

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Zurich, Switzerland to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Kahului.
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Kahului — 7 nights

Kahului is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, on the island of Maui, in the U.S. state of Hawaii. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shoreline Snuba and Moana Glass by Ryan Staub. Step out of the city life by going to HA Baldwin Beach Park and Baby Beach, Sprecklesville Area. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Maui Swap Meet, enjoy the sand and surf at Maalaea Beach, examine the collection at Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum, and look for gifts at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Kahului trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Kahului in 7 hours. Traveling from San Francisco to Kahului, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Kahului at 37°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Kailua-Kona.
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Kailua-Kona — 7 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Kealakekua Bay. Attractions like Swim with Dolphins and Papakōlea Green Sand Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae), Big Island Bees (in Captain Cook) and Honaunau (Manini Kapahukapu Beach & Honaunau Bay). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kona Cloud Forest, contemplate the long history of Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kahului to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can fly to Honolulu.
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Honolulu — 7 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Take a break from the city and head to Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Popular historic sites such as USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Honolulu vacation site.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Honolulu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can fly to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 3 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Popular historic sites such as Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery are in your itinerary. Kids will enjoy National Air and Space Museum and Washington Monument. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC online road trip planner.

Fly from Honolulu to Washington DC in 12 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Kitty Hawk.
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Kitty Hawk — 2 nights

Kitty Hawk is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, and is a part of what is known as North Carolina's Outer Banks. On the 5th (Fri), kick back and relax at Currituck Beach, see Off-Road Tours, and then enjoy the sea views from Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Museum. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Forbes Candies, then steep yourself in history at Wright Brothers National Memorial, then get a dose of the wild on Ghost Crab Quest, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Jockey's Ridge State Park.

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Getting from Washington DC to Kitty Hawk by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You'll set off for Carolina Beach on the 7th (Sun).
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Carolina Beach — 2 nights

Carolina Beach is a town in New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Carolina Beach Boardwalk, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then admire the majestic nature at Carolina Beach State Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Carolina Beach driving holiday planner.

Drive from Kitty Hawk to Carolina Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to fly to Hilton Head.
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Hilton Head — 3 nights

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stroll through Coligny Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Harbour Town Lighthouse and Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, then enjoy the sea views from Hunting Island Lighthouse, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Cross.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head attractions planner.

You can fly from Carolina Beach to Hilton Head in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cocoa Beach.
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Cocoa Beach — 2 nights

Situated in one of Florida's busiest vacation areas, Cocoa Beach burst onto the world scene in the 1960s, when it became a popular setting for parades honoring the nation's "Apollo" astronauts.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get your bearings at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then take in the waterfront at Cocoa Beach Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cocoa Beach, stop by Ron Jon Surf Shop, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, and finally wander the streets of Cocoa Village.

For ratings and other tourist information, read Cocoa Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Cocoa Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and car. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Marco Island.
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Marco Island — 4 nights

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Keep In Touch and Malenda Trick Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Ochopee (Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery & Kirby Storter Roadside Park). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Keewaydin Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Marco Beach, head off the coast to Cape Romano, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Marco Catholic Church.

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Drive from Cocoa Beach to Marco Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Marco Island can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Miami.
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Miami — 1 day

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 18th (Thu), take a stroll through Espanola Way, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and then browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace.

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Traveling by car from Marco Island to Miami takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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Maui travel guide

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The Valley Isle
The second largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, Maui features a rugged landscape ranging from high mountain peaks to deep valleys. Half of Maui lies within 8 km (5 mi) of the coastline, and most tourists come for the sandy beaches, many of them backed by fashionable resorts offering every modern convenience. Diversity of tourist attractions is Maui's major allure, with each of the island's shores offering a different set of vacation ideas. You can swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles, or hike over the otherworldly landscapes of the world's biggest dormant volcano. A foodie paradise, the island also features dozens of small farms and gourmet restaurants.
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Oahu travel guide

4.3
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The Gathering Place
A top cultural and vacation destination within the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is home to over 85 percent of the state's population. Aptly nicknamed the "Gathering Place," the island is truly at the heart of Hawaii, featuring the busy city of Honolulu and its surrounding districts. Visitors to Oahu can enjoy all the modern conveniences of a large city, while remaining within walking distance of secluded beaches, picturesque parks, high mountain peaks, and quaint little towns. To experience the laid-back side of Hawaii, take a trip away from the tourist hotspot of Waikiki, the island's most crowded neighborhood.
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North Carolina travel guide

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The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.
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South Carolina travel guide

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The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.
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