17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Samarinda
Travel:  90​h
1
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Redding
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
5
Portland
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
6
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Travel:  88​h
End: Samarinda

1
day
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
On the 30th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Volcano Art Center, then stroll through Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, then cruise along Devastation Trail, and finally stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Volcano vacation maker app .

Samarinda, Indonesia to Volcano is an approximately 90-hour travel. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Samarinda to Volcano. In May in Volcano, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail
Devastation Trail ©
Devastation Trail

1
night
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Volcano to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Volcano in May, Kailua-Kona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Twin Peaks, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kailua-Kona in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Redding.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
night
Redding

Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then stroll through Brandy Creek Beach.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Redding trip planning website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Redding in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Redding: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Redding

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Brandy Creek Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
day
Portland

Portland ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, stroll through Forest Park, then get outside with Portland Timbers, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Portland itinerary planner.

You can fly from Redding to Portland in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Redding in June, expect Portland to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Timbers ©
Portland Timbers

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 5th (Wed), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seattle road trip planning website .

Getting from Portland to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Seattle, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): step aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial, then get engrossed in the history at USS Arizona Memorial, then appreciate the history behind King Kamehameha Statue, and finally admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu day trip planning tool .

Fly from Seattle to Honolulu in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Seattle in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 35°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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