16 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & Hawaii Itinerary

16 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & Hawaii Itinerary

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16 days in Las Vegas, Los Angeles & Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Ulaanbaatar
Fly:  17​h 15​min
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Ulaanbaatar

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nights
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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, have fun at Battlefield Vegas, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning website .

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Las Vegas is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Ulaanbaatar to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Ulaanbaatar in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel route planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, then hike along Sulphur Banks, then cruise along Devastation Trail, and finally head outdoors with Keanakakoi Crater Overlook.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hilo planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Hilo takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In December, Hilo is a bit warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail
Keanakakoi Crater Overlook ©
Keanakakoi Crater Overlook

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night
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get outside with Hawaii Offshore, then stroll through Kahaluu Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Keauhou
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Kahaluu Beach ©
Kahaluu Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, and finally kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Maui Ocean Center
Highlights from your plan
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

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nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu day trip planner.

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Haleiwa
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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