23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Lihue, Kauai
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Anaheim
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Sacramento
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney


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day
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. On the 7th (Tue), experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company and then kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lihue road trip website .

Sydney, Australia to Lihue is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Lihue: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Lihue

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kauai Coffee Company, Poipu Beach Park
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Kauai Coffee Company ©
Kauai Coffee Company

1
night
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park III, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cove Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sugar Beach.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kihei trip itinerary site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Lihue to Kihei in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Kamaole Beach Park III ©
Kamaole Beach Park III

1
night
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 9th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, kick back and relax at Carlsmith Beach Park, kick back and relax at Richardson Beach Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Hilo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): kick back and relax at Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm, and then stroll through White Sand Beach.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona tour planner.

Drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ocean Rider Inc ©
Ocean Rider Inc

1
night
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 11th (Sat): kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach and then explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu takes 4 hours. July in Honolulu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like La Jolla Shores Park and Windansea Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pacific Beach and Mission Bay Park. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, have fun at Petco Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, and stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip builder site .

Getting from Honolulu to San Diego by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to San Diego, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Honolulu in July: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 29°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

5
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park, catch some excitement at Pixar Play Parade, delve into the lush surroundings at Oak Canyon Nature Center, and discover the magic at Disneyland Resort VIP Tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Anaheim vacation planner .

Getting from San Diego to Anaheim by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Anaheim hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games Trails
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

3
nights
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kids will enjoy Funderland Park and Sacramento Zoo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to California State Railroad Museum and Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at California State Capitol Museum, walk around Capitol Park, see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento, and test your team's savvy at Enchambered: Sacramento Escape Room.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sacramento tour site .

You can fly from Anaheim to Sacramento in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Anaheim, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Sacramento, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Funderland Park ©
Funderland Park
Sacramento Zoo ©
Sacramento Zoo

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and San Francisco Bay. Kids will appreciate attractions like California Academy of Sciences and Exploratorium. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Point, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Sacramento to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Sacramento in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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