23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
4
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
5
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
6
Key West
— 5 nights

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Visit Lanikai Beach and Kailua Beach Park for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, step aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial, and explore the gorgeous colors at Pele's Chair.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary planning app.

Manama, Bahrain to Honolulu is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manama to Honolulu is minus 13 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Manama in May; daily highs in Honolulu reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kailua, Pele's Chair
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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park ©
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai 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.
On the 3rd (Mon), hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, examine the collection at Jagger Museum, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, thenadmire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Laupahoehoe Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Carlsmith Beach Park, thentake an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hilo travel route planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Hilo in 3 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Hilo, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Jagger Museum, Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
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Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mauna Kea and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Dolphin & Whale Watching. 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 more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm and look and learn at Mauna Kea Observatories.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona journey planner.

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Mauna Kea Observatories
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Kanaloa Octopus Farm ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©

4
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Napili Beach and Kahekili Beach Park. Kids will enjoy Wailea Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Kihei (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Lahaina Front Street, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lahaina trip planning site.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4.5 hours. In June in Lahaina, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Santa Fe Plaza. Get a sense of the local culture at Canyon Road and Barrio de Analco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Cochiti Pueblo (Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument & Canyon Trail). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, view the masterpieces at Tesuque Glassworks, and admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Discover how to plan a Santa Fe trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Lahaina to Santa Fe by flight takes about 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahaina to Santa Fe is 3 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Lahaina in June, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cochiti Pueblo
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Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©

5
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Discover out-of-the-way places like Waterskiing & Jetskiing and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. And it doesn't end there: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Key West takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, Key West is warmer at night with lows of °C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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