15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Poipu, Kauai
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 1 night

America's Wettest City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, then take a memorable drive along Saddle Road, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), examine the collection at Jagger Museum, stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hilo holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Hilo is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Hilo. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Hilo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 2 nights

Crown Jewel of 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, and then wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Beach, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Lahaina visit planner.

You can fly from Hilo to Lahaina in 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 21st (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Bridge Trail, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, then explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Airport Mesa.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sedona trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Sedona takes 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahaina to Sedona is 3 hours. Traveling from Lahaina in October, expect Sedona to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, and finally see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas journey planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Sedona to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Adventure

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, and finally stop by LA Farmers' Market.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online holiday planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, then hike along Lands End, and then walk around Presidio of San Francisco. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, and then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Poipu, Kauai

— 3 nights
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, then kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach, and finally stroll through Poipu Beach Park.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Poipu trip itinerary website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Poipu in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Poipu. In October, Poipu is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.