16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly + Bus:  20​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  5​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, and then admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New York City road trip site .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to New York City is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to New York City. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in June: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Explore hidden gems such as Cades Cove and Parrot Mountain & Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend), Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Hartford (River Rafting & Tubing & Zipline). And it doesn't end there: get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, experience the excitement of Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip maker app .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from New York City to Gatlinburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Gatlinburg, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hartford, Tuckaleechee Caverns
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 9th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to San Francisco in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Gatlinburg in June, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
On the 10th (Wed), cast your line with a fishing tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Saddle Road and then take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary app .

Getting from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, things will get a bit warmer in Kailua-Kona: highs are around 34°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Fishing Charters & Tours
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea

2
nights
Lahaina, Maui

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 12th (Fri): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, and then don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina route maker app .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. June in Lahaina sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Parasailing & Paragliding, Maui Ocean Center
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Parasailing & Paragliding
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

4
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Battleship Missouri Memorial and Room Escape Games. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae). Next up on the itinerary: do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, appreciate the history behind Makua and Kila statue, enjoy some diversion at SWAT Gun Club, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Honolulu travel itinerary 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 June in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Swim with Dolphins, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Shark Diving
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

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