15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly + foot:  3​h 45​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  14​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  8​h 45​min
4
Custer
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
5
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
6
Marathon
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mau'umae Beach. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona online holiday planner .

London, UK to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 10 hours. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Kailua-Kona to be warmer, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Mau'umae Beach
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Kahekili Beach Park and Zipline. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wailea Beach and Napili Beach. Go for a jaunt from Lahaina to Kihei to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 40 minutes away. It doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina online travel route builder .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kahekili Beach Park ©
Kahekili Beach Park
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Explore hidden gems such as Vernal Fall and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Escape the urban bustle at Tuolumne Meadows and Yosemite Falls. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Tunnel View, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Lahaina to Yosemite National Park in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Lahaina in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

1
night
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, then trek along Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wind Cave National Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Custer online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Custer takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Custer, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 12°C in Custer. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wind Cave National Park, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

1
night
Hilton Head

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 14th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alder Lane Beach Access, enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head vacation planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Custer to Hilton Head in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Custer to Hilton Head. When traveling from Custer in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hilton Head, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

1
day
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 16th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hilton Head to Marathon in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In August in Marathon, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

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