54 days in United States Itinerary

54 days in United States Itinerary

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54 days in United States Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  21​h
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Poipu, Kauai
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Kihei, Maui
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Sedona
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h 45​min
Key West
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Marathon
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  13​h 15​min
Manchester

6
days
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Sunset Beach Park. Get in touch with nature at Kailua Beach Park and Manoa Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie), Banzai Pipeline (in Pupukea) and Keawaula (Yokohama Beach) (in Waianae). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Lanikai Beach, get engrossed in the history at Iolani Palace, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu visit planner.

Manchester, UK to Honolulu is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Manchester to Honolulu, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Manchester in April, with highs in Honolulu at 33°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Polynesian Cultural Center, Sunset Beach Park, Banzai Pipeline, Makapu'u Point
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

6
days
Poipu, Kauai

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Lawa'i Beach. Attractions like Na Pali Coast State Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea), Wailua River State Park (in Wailua) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Makauwahi Cave Reserve, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Poipu vacation app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Poipu takes 3 hours. April in Poipu sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Koloa, Helicopter Tours, Kayaking & Canoeing, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Waimea Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
days
Kihei, Maui

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.
Kids will enjoy Wailea Beach and Napili Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Kamaole Beach Park III and Keawakapu Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kihei: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Lahaina (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Ka'anapali Beach, & more). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, enjoy the sand and surf at La Perouse Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kama'ole Beach Park, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kihei trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Poipu to Kihei takes 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Poipu in April: highs in Kihei hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailea, Helicopter Tours, La Perouse Bay, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

6
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.
Visiting Zipline and Kilauea Iki Trailhead will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Rainbow Falls and Akaka Falls State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Hilo: Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Pu'u Huluhulu trail, Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, & more) and Ka'u Coffee Mill (in Pahala). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Onomea Bay, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and explore the fascinating underground world of Kilauea Caverns of Fire.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hilo planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Hilo in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Kihei in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hilo: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Ka'u Coffee Mill, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Onomea Bay, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Zipline
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

5
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get in touch with nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Swim with Dolphins. Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Kona Pacific Farmers Cooperative (in Captain Cook), Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae) and Honaunau Bay (in Honaunau). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Kealakekua Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach, explore the striking landscape of Lapakahi State Historical Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Punalu'u Beach.

Plan my trip to Kailua-Kona with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Puukohola National Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kealakekua Bay ©
Kealakekua Bay

6
days
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Explore hidden gems such as South Kaibab Trail and Kaibab National Forest. Get outdoors at Bright Angel Trail and Inner Canyon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Canyon National Park: Page (Antelope Canyon, Lower Antelope Canyon, & more). There's lots more to do: hike along Tonto Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Moran Point, take some stellar pictures from Pima Point, and get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kailua-Kona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kailua-Kona to Grand Canyon National Park is 3 hours. When traveling from Kailua-Kona in May, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Page, Kaibab National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

5
days
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore hidden gems such as Oak Creek Canyon and Airport Mesa. Take a break from the city and head to Devil's Bridge Trail and Red Mountain Trail. Go for a jaunt from Sedona to Flagstaff to see Walnut Canyon National Monument about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, admire the landmark architecture of Chapel of the Holy Cross, take a peaceful walk through Munds Wagon Trail, and cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sedona trip tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: highs in Sedona hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Flagstaff
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

6
days
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Vandenberg Wreck. Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, make a trip to Southernmost Point, and kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor.

Plan my day in Key West using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Key West takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sedona to Key West, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sedona in May: highs in Key West hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
days
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin Research Center and The Turtle Hospital. Kids will enjoy Sombrero Beach and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marathon: Islamorada (Robbie's of Islamorada & A Lil' Tail Charters). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and kick back and relax at Sunset Park Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Marathon trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Key West to Marathon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Islamorada, Sunset Park Beach, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

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