18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Podgorica
Fly:  27​h
1
Juneau
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 45​min
2
Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Poipu, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Waimea, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  15​h
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  13​h
8
New York City
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20​h
End: Podgorica

1
night
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Juneau online itinerary planner .

Podgorica, Montenegro to Juneau is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Podgorica to Juneau. In May in Juneau, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature
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Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord

2
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Kalalau Trail, then admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, and then cruise along Hanalei Valley Lookout.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanalei online trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Juneau to Hanalei in 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Alaska Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Juneau in May, things will get warmer in Hanalei: highs are around 32°C and lows about 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Na Pali Coast State Park, Kalalau Trail, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

2
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then stroll through Waimea Canyon State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Menehune Fishpond, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Poipu itinerary builder app .

Getting from Hanalei to Poipu by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Poipu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Menehune Fishpond, Waimea Canyon State Park, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Wailea Beach. On the next day, get interesting insight from Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kihei trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Poipu to Kihei in 2 hours. In May in Kihei, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Waimea.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Napili Beach, Wailea Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

2
nights
Waimea, Island of Hawaii

Waimea ©
A vast agricultural land with one of the largest cattle ranches in the United States, Waimea embraces its ranching roots.
On the 30th (Wed), cruise along Saddle Road, admire the majestic nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and then stroll through Puukohola National Historic Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Waimea trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Waimea takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Kihei in May, you will find days in Waimea are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are cooler (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Hilo.

Things to do in Waimea

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Puukohola National Historic Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Saddle Road
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Saddle Road
Saddle Road
Puukohola National Historic Park ©
Puukohola National Historic Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, then see the interesting displays at Hawaii Plantation Museum, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hilo tour itinerary builder tool .

Take a bus from Waimea to Hilo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Waimea, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Hilo, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hawaii Plantation Museum
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Hawaii Plantation Museum ©
Hawaii Plantation Museum

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 2nd (Sat), stroll through Rim Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the next day, hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Hilo to Grand Canyon National Park in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Hilo to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hilo in June, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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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 5th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then make a trip to Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, then make a trip to Empire State Building, and finally browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New York City tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City is 2 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for slightly colder days and warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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

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