20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  9​h 30​min
7
Marathon
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  25​h
End: Kathmandu

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 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, take a tour of Battleship Missouri Memorial, then examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and finally hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip planner .

Kathmandu, Nepal to Honolulu is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kathmandu to Honolulu, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kathmandu in May, Honolulu is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°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
Highlights from your plan
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
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.
Get in touch with nature at Wailea Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Napili Beach and Lahaina Front Street. There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, and explore the fascinating landscape at Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lahaina vacation planner .

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, daytime highs in Lahaina are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Maui Ocean Center, Scuba & Snorkeling, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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), hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hilo online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Hilo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. May in Hilo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. 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, Hilo Coffee Mill, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
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

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Punalu‘U Beach and Papakōlea Green Sand Beach. Step out of Kailua-Kona to go to Puako and see Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Greenwell Farms, take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona day trip planner .

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Hilo in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kailua-Kona, with lows around 26°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, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Punalu‘U Beach, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): trek along Artist Point and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip maker .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in June, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 1°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time 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
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and then soothe aching muscles at ten thousand waves.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Santa Fe by combination of car and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect Santa Fe to be much hotter, temps between 37°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then stroll through Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Marathon day trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Santa Fe to Marathon takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in Marathon, with lows of 30°C. On the 11th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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