15 days in Los Angeles & Hawaii Itinerary

15 days in Los Angeles & Hawaii Itinerary

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15 days in Los Angeles & Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kipahulu, Maui
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disney California Adventure Park about 38 minutes away. Pack the 3rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

few
hours
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona driving holiday planning site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Kailua-Kona in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Kailua-Kona is minus 2 hours. In January, Kailua-Kona is a bit warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

#Tours, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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.
On the 7th (Mon), make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Napili Beach and then stroll through Ka'anapali Beach.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lahaina trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In January in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kipahulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Maui Ocean Center, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

2
nights
Kipahulu, Maui

Kipahulu ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Hamoa Beach and then get impressive views of Haleakala Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Hana Highway - Road to Hana.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kipahulu tour planner .

You can drive from Lahaina to Kipahulu in 3 hours. January in Kipahulu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kipahulu

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Parks

Side Trips

Maui, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Hamoa Beach ©
Hamoa Beach
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater

4
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.
Attractions like Waikiki Beach and USS Arizona Memorial make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). There's still lots to do: stroll through Diamond Head State Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu attractions planning website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Kipahulu to Honolulu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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