18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  22​h 15​min
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
5
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Islamorada
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Get outdoors at Maui Mike's Beach House and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Lahaina with an excursion to Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Kihei--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Napili Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Reeflections Fine Art Gallery, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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London, UK to Lahaina is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 10 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Lahaina at 31°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Kihei
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
River Rafting & Tubing
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, hunt for treasures at Uncle Robert's Awa Bar and Farmers Market, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, then take in the exciting artwork at One Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery. On your second day here, browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with 2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass, then explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), and finally view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hilo travel route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Hilo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Hilo

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Uncle Robert's Awa Bar and Farmers Market, 2400 Fahrenheit Art Glass, Hilo Coffee Mill
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles visit website .

Getting from Hilo to Los Angeles by flight takes about 7.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hilo to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hilo in April; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and then get great views at Tunnel View. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 11th (Thu), admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation, then contemplate the long history of Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, then examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Anatolian Silver. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights, then browse for treasures at M.S. Rau Antiques, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the New Orleans driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to New Orleans in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect nights in New Orleans to be warmer, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Vacherie, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation

1
night
Sanibel Island

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 13th (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Bowman's Beach, and then admire the natural beauty at In The Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Sanibel Island Farmer's Market, stop by Adventures In Paradise Outfitters, then buy something for everyone on your list at Periwinkle Place, then identify plant and animal life at Pond Apple Park, and finally cruise along Sanibel Causeway.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sanibel Island online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Sanibel Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Sanibel Island due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Sanibel Island: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Sanibel Island Farmer's Market ©
Sanibel Island Farmer's Market

3
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bella Sol Fragrance Bar and Gifts and Old Road Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin Research Center. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, shop like a local with Lobster Trap Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Islamorada day trip site .

Getting from Sanibel Island to Islamorada by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Sanibel Island in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Islamorada. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Key Largo, Dolphin Research Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Scuba & Snorkeling

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