16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  25​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Poipu, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
4
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h 30​min
5
Marathon
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Abu Dhabi

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Battleship Missouri Memorial and Kailua Beach Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Iolani Palace and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument. Step out of Honolulu to go to Laie and see Polynesian Cultural Center, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, get engrossed in the history at USS Arizona Memorial, and trek along Diamond Head State Monument.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Honolulu travel route planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Honolulu is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -14 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kailua Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Polynesian Cultural Center ©
Polynesian Cultural Center

2
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
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 14th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, stroll around Poipu Beach Park, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Poipu online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Honolulu to Poipu in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kayaking & Canoeing, Waimea Canyon State Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park

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.
On the 16th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hilo trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Poipu to Hilo takes 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

3
nights
Kihei, Maui

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Lahaina Banyan Court and Maui Ocean Center. Explore Kihei's surroundings by going to Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Lahaina Front Street (in Lahaina). It doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and sample the tasty concoctions at Maui Brewing Company.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kihei itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hilo to Kihei takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Lahaina, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Maui Ocean Center, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

1
night
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 20th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park and then snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, then identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Marathon travel route planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Kihei to Marathon in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and New York Public Library. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Marathon to New York City takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Marathon in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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