17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner
Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Haleakala National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kihei
— 3 nights
Fly
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Honolulu
— 5 nights

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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then stroll around Golden Gate Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly to Haleakala National Park.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Haleakala National Park — 6 nights

Haleakala National Park offers visitors the rare opportunity to walk down into the intact crater of a volcano.
Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's still lots to do: contemplate the geological forces at Haleakala Crater, pause for some serene contemplation at Huialoha Church, experience rural life at Laulima Farm, and admire the sheer force of Waikani Falls.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Haleakala National Park trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Haleakala National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to fly. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Haleakala National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect Haleakala National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kihei.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive
Side Trips

Kihei — 3 nights

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.
Explore Kihei's surroundings by going to Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court & Zipline). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, experience rural life at Maui Tropical Plantation, enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park III, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Maui Brewing Company.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kihei trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Haleakala National Park to Kihei. In May in Kihei, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to fly to Honolulu.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips

Honolulu — 5 nights

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: Haleiwa (Waimea Valley, Sunset Beach Park, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Honolulu visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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Maui travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Valley Isle
The second largest of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, Maui features a rugged landscape ranging from high mountain peaks to deep valleys. Half of Maui lies within 8 km (5 mi) of the coastline, and most tourists come for the sandy beaches, many of them backed by fashionable resorts offering every modern convenience. Diversity of tourist attractions is Maui's major allure, with each of the island's shores offering a different set of vacation ideas. You can swim with dolphins, snorkel with sea turtles, or hike over the otherworldly landscapes of the world's biggest dormant volcano. A foodie paradise, the island also features dozens of small farms and gourmet restaurants.
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