16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
4
Kailua-Kona
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Honolulu
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

2
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.
You've added Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Broad, The Last Bookstore, and other attractions to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, then look for gifts at Grand Central Market, and then enjoy breathtaking views from OUE Skyspace LA.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Shanghai, China to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Shanghai to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Shanghai in December, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 69°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
The Last Bookstore ©
The Last Bookstore
Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Bradbury Building ©
Bradbury Building

2
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Your list of things to see and do now includes San Jacinto Mountain, Robolights, Salvation Mountain, and other attractions. On the 26th (Thu), examine the collection at Robolights. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Joshua Tree National Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salvation Mountain.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Palm Springs trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Palm Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. December in Palm Springs sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 48°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Joshua Tree National Park, Salvation Mountain
Highlights from your plan
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park
Salvation Mountain ©
Salvation Mountain

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes LA Farmers' Market, The Grove, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning website .

Getting from Palm Springs to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Grove ©
The Grove

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). Next up on the itinerary: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, don't miss a visit to Kipuka Pu’u Huluhulu, explore and take pictures at Saddle Road, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea.

Start your trip to Kailua-Kona by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fly from Los Angeles to Kailua-Kona in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Kailua-Kona, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

5
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu travel route builder site .

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu takes 4 hours. In January in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 67°F at night. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Makapu'u Point
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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