16 days in New Orleans, Los Angeles & Hawaii Itinerary

16 days in New Orleans, Los Angeles & Hawaii Itinerary

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16 days in New Orleans, Los Angeles & Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  31​h
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Lihue, Kauai
— 1 day
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 30​min
5
Kihei, Maui
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
7
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  38​h
End: Cleveland

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve as well as New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): relax to the sounds of jazz at New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Cabildo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planning website .

Cleveland to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cleveland to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, New Orleans is somewhat warmer than Cleveland - with highs of 83°F and lows of 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

4
nights
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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles sightseeing site .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Los Angeles takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from New Orleans in June since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and then stroll through Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace and then take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu road trip planning site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Honolulu by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of tram and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect Honolulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 86°F and 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

1
day
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Poipu Beach Park.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lihue vacation builder app .

Getting from Honolulu to Lihue by flight takes about 2.5 hours. June in Lihue sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Poipu
Highlights from your plan
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn

1
night
Kihei, Maui

Kihei
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.
To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kihei planner .

Getting from Lihue to Kihei by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. June in Kihei sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 71°F at night. You'll set off for Hilo on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Swim with Dolphins as well as Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. On the 18th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip planner .

Getting from Kihei to Hilo by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Hilo, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Hilo

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Swim with Dolphins

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Hilo to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Traveling from Hilo to Los Angeles, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hilo in June since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 62°F. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Tours

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