31 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & Hawaii Itinerary

31 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & Hawaii Itinerary

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31 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & Hawaii Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  18​h
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
Sydney

8
days
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Venice Beach and Boardwalk, The Original Farmers Market, Universal Studios Hollywood, and other attractions you added. Visit La Brea Tar Pits & Museum and El Pueblo de Los Angeles for their historical value. Do your shopping at Montana Avenue and Third Street Promenade. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Hermosa Beach and see Hermosa Beach Pier, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and stroll through Santa Monica Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier

6
days
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Titanic. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and The National Atomic Testing Museum. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas vacation site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

6
days
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.
Visit Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and Waimea Bay for some beach relaxation. Let the collections at Bishop Museum and Iolani Palace capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa) and Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Honolulu in 8.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Honolulu, with lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Haleiwa, Nuuanu Pali Lookout
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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

2
days
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, then appreciate the history behind Laupahoehoe Beach Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Hilo Tropical Gardens. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then get impressive views of Kīlauea, then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center.

To see ratings and other tourist information, go to the Hilo trip planner .

You can fly from Honolulu to Hilo in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Honolulu in October since evenings lows in Hilo dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea

4
days
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Relax by the water at Ka'anapali Beach and Wailea Beach. Visiting Haleakala Crater and Kapalua Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kihei: Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court, Glass Mango, & more) and Haliimaile Distilling Company (in Makawao). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Ulua Beach and stroll through Ho'okipa Beach Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kihei sightseeing planning site .

Getting from Hilo to Kihei by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kihei

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailea, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Haleakala Crater, Kapalua Beach
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

3
days
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Get in touch with nature at Na Pali Coast State Park and Hanalei Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Poipu Beach Park and Shipwreck Beach. Step out of Lihue to go to Waimea and see Waimea Canyon State Park, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lihue online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Lihue takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In October, daytime highs in Lihue are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lihue

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Poipu, Waimea Canyon State Park, Hanalei Beach, Na Pali Coast State Park
Highlights from your plan
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach