16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
Make it your trip
— 1 day
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
Fly to John F Kennedy International Airport, Drive to Long Beach
Long Beach
— 1 night
Drive to John F Kennedy International Airport, Fly to Seattle


Portland — 1 day

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 10th (Fri), browse the different shops at Pioneer Place, shop like a local with Live Laugh Love Art, and then stop by Powell's City of Books.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Portland trip planner.

Seattle to Portland is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Portland are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.
Shopping · Museums
Side Trip

Honolulu, Oahu — 3 nights

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 get in some beach time at Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Get outdoors at Diamond Head State Monument and Makapu'u Point. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, browse the exhibits of Iolani Palace, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Portland to Honolulu takes 7.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Portland to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Portland in December, with highs in Honolulu at 82°F and lows at 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can fly to Lahaina.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui — 2 nights

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 14th (Tue): stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Moana Glass by Ryan Staub. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Maluaka Beach, kick back and relax at Wailea Beach, and then relax in the rural setting at Maui Tropical Plantation.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lahaina sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Volcano.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips

Volcano, Island of Hawaii — 3 nights

Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Get outdoors at Volcano Art Center Gallery and Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hilo Farmers Market and Big Island Candies. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Volcano: Hilo (Liliuokalani Gardens, Akaka Falls State Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, trek along Sulphur Banks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and cruise along Devastation Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Volcano tour planning website.

You can fly from Lahaina to Volcano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, daily temperatures in Volcano can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kailua-Kona.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping
Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 3 nights

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.
On the 19th (Sun), stroll through Kona Cloud Forest, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Puukohola National Historic Park, admire the majestic nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and then stop by Waikoloa Beach Resort.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Volcano to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Orlando.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trips

Orlando — 3 nights

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Head to The Mall at Millenia and Disney Springsfor plenty of shopping. Have a day of magic on the 24th (Fri) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 23rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Orlando trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Orlando takes 13.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Kailua-Kona to Orlando. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kailua-Kona in December, with highs in Orlando at 77°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Long Beach.
Theme Parks · Shopping

Long Beach — 1 night

Long Beach is a city in Nassau County, New York, United States. For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Long Beach tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Orlando to Long Beach. In December, Long Beach is much colder than Orlando - with highs of 47°F and lows of 35°F. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Fun & Games

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

Hawaii travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.