23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Graz
plane:  13 h
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h
2
Honolulu
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Lihue
— 3 nights
plane:  2 h 30 min
4
Kahului
— 8 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 15 min
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
plane:  14 h
End: Graz

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take a stroll through Times Square and then grab your bike and head to Hudson River Greenway.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Graz, Austria to New York City is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Hudson River Greenway ©
Hudson River Greenway
Times Square ©
Times Square

4
nights
Honolulu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Visit Waikiki Beach and Kapiolani Regional Park for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Kailua Beach Park and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Next up on the itinerary: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, take some stellar pictures from Puu Ualakaa State Park, see the vivid underwater world at Pele's Chair, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Honolulu in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from New York City to Honolulu, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, things will get warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pele's Chair, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

3
nights
Lihue

Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Visiting Poipu Beach Park and Polihale State Park will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Hanalei Beach and Kalapaki Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Waimea Canyon State Park in Waimea (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, enjoy the sea views from Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lihue journey planner .

Fly from Honolulu to Lihue in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kahului.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu, Waimea, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kayaking & Canoeing, Hanalei Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

8
nights
Kahului

Kahului is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, on the island of Maui, in the U.S. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Wailea Beach. Relax by the water at Ka'anapali Beach and Kapalua Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kahului: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), The Awakening Church (in Kihei) and Lahaina (Napili Beach, Lahaina Banyan Court, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Hana Highway - Road to Hana, kick back and relax at D.T. Fleming Park, stroll through Ho'okipa Beach Park, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kahului trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Lihue to Kahului takes 2.5 hours. In March in Kahului, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Kahului

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Kihei, Wailuku, Wailea, Kapalua
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Marin Headlands. We've included these beaches for you: Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Safari West in Santa Rosa, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at San Francisco Botanical Garden, and don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Kahului to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kahului to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In April, San Francisco is slightly colder than Kahului - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Safari West, Marin Headlands
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fishing Charters & Tours
Safari West ©
Safari West

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