23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Lanai City
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 45​min
2
Lahaina
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Hilo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kailua-Kona
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Lihue
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Honolulu
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Tampa

1
night
Lanai City

Lanai City ©
Lanai City is a census-designated place (CDP) on the island of Lanai, in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lanai City online sightseeing planner .

Tampa to Lanai City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Tampa to Lanai City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tampa in May, expect Lanai City to be slightly colder, temps between 78°F and 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Lanai City

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Hulopoe Beach
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Lanai Cat Sanctuary ©
Lanai Cat Sanctuary
Hulopoe Beach ©
Hulopoe Beach
Mike Carroll Gallery ©
Mike Carroll Gallery

3
nights
Lahaina

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kapalua Beach and Napili Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Ho'okipa Beach Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Wailea Beach (in Wailea) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei). There's more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours and wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina trip maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lanai City to Lahaina. May in Lahaina sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kihei, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Kapalua Beach, Wailea Beach
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Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

1
night
Hilo

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 27th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hilo holiday maker website .

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. In May, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

3
nights
Kailua-Kona

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visiting Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea and explore and take pictures at Greenwell Farms.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip maker .

You can drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hilo in May since evenings lows in Kailua-Kona dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Greenwell Farms, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

3
nights
Lihue

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Discover out-of-the-way places like Polihale State Park and Shipwreck Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Hanalei Beach and Poipu Beach Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Lihue: Hanalei Valley Lookout (in Hanalei) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lihue day trip planning site .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lihue in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in May, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu, Hanalei, Na Pali Coast State Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Polihale State Park
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Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

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nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get some cultural insight at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Diving and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe), Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, explore the striking landscape at Halona Blowhole, and explore and take pictures at Diamond Head State Monument.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu tour builder app .

You can fly from Lihue to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. June in Honolulu sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Shark Diving, Byodo-In Temple, Halona Blowhole, Lanikai Beach, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at VJB Cellars and Point Reyes Lighthouse. Escape the urban bustle at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Twin Peaks. Venture out of the city with trips to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Zichichi Family Vineyard (in Healdsburg) and B. Wise Vineyards (in Kenwood). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip builder .

Getting from Honolulu to San Francisco by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco is 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Honolulu in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenwood, Zichichi Family Vineyard, Point Reyes Lighthouse, Muir Woods National Monument, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coronado Beach and South Carlsbad State Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park, stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in June, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Coronado Beach, South Carlsbad State Beach
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South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach

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