12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  21​h
1
Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
3
Santa Fe
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  9​h
4
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

3
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kalalau Lookout and Prince Kuhio Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Poipu Beach Park and Tunnels Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Spas in Hanalei (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, kick back and relax at Baby Beach, admire the natural beauty at Allerton Garden, and explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Poipu trip builder site .

London, UK to Poipu is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from London to Poipu due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in September: highs in Poipu hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Spas
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Tunnels Beach ©
Tunnels Beach

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 11th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Montara Point Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at San Gregorio State Beach, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Stanford Memorial Church, kick back and relax at Cowell Ranch State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Miramar Beach.

To see photos and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco visit site .

Getting from Poipu to San Francisco by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Poipu to San Francisco is 2 hours. Traveling from Poipu in September, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay, San Gregorio State Beach, Stanford Memorial Church, Montara Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
San Gregorio State Beach ©
San Gregorio State Beach
Miramar Beach ©
Miramar Beach
Montara Point Lighthouse ©
Montara Point Lighthouse

1
day
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 13th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard & Tasting Room, examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, then examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mama's Minerals.

Make your Santa Fe itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from San Francisco to Santa Fe in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Santa Fe is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Santa Fe, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Wineries Historic Sites
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Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bay Head Beach and Plainsboro Preserve. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Allaire State Park and Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Manasquan Beach (in Manasquan), Working Dog Winery (in Robbinsville) and Cattus Island County Park (in Toms River). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kane Brewing.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip site .

Getting from Santa Fe to New York City by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Santa Fe to New York City. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Robbinsville, Bay Head Beach, Allaire State Park, Plainsboro Preserve, Manasquan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Manasquan Beach ©
Manasquan Beach
Bay Head Beach ©
Bay Head Beach
Working Dog Winery ©
Working Dog Winery

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