20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
6
Santa Fe
— 1 night
7
Marathon
— 2 nights

2
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 24th (Fri): stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, thensee the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and finally trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary maker.

Kathmandu, Nepal to Honolulu is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15.8 hours traveling from Kathmandu to Honolulu. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kathmandu in May since evenings lows in Honolulu dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lanikai Beach, Byodo-In Temple
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Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park ©
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

3
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Napili Beach and Wailea Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co. Go for a jaunt from Lahaina to Kihei to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, stop by Lahaina Front Street, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Lahaina are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Wailea Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, Maui Ocean Center
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Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
On the 30th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, thenidentify plant and animal life at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Hilo Coffee Mill, thenexplore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), thentake an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hilo journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Hilo takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Hilo Coffee Mill, Jagger Museum
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Papakōlea Green Sand Beach and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Escape the urban bustle at Mauna Kea and Punalu‘U Beach. Step out of Kailua-Kona to go to Honaunau and see Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and relax in the rural setting at Greenwell Farms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hilo in May, Kailua-Kona is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Greenwell Farms, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Punalu‘U Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

1
night
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 5th (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

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Fly from Kailua-Kona to Yellowstone National Park in 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 3 hours. When traveling from Kailua-Kona in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are colder with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

1
night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, thencontemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, thensee the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and then take in the natural beauty of ten thousand waves.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Santa Fe in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. In June, Santa Fe is much hotter than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Spas Parks
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Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 9th (Sun), kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, thenidentify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then stroll through Bahia Honda State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Marathon trip planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Marathon by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Santa Fe in June since evenings lows in Marathon dip to °C. You'll set off for home on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

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