23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Oceanside
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
8
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
9
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
11
San Diego
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + train + subway + train:  17​h 15​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne


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2
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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pacific Beach and South Carlsbad State Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. The adventure continues: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, get to know the fascinating history of Mission Beach Boardwalk, and enjoy some diversion at Petco Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Diego travel route planner .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to San Diego is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to San Diego, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in July, expect San Diego to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

South Carlsbad State Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pacific Beach ©
Pacific Beach

1
night
Oceanside

Oceanside ©
Oceanside is a coastal city located on California's South Coast. On the 19th (Fri), take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier, hunt for treasures at MainStreet Oceanside, then examine the collection at California Surf Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Breakwater Way Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Oceanside Museum of Art.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Oceanside driving holiday planner .

Getting from San Diego to Oceanside by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Oceanside, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Oceanside

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
California Surf Museum ©
California Surf Museum
Oceanside Museum of Art ©
Oceanside Museum of Art
MainStreet Oceanside ©
MainStreet Oceanside

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 19th (Fri), catch some excitement at Pirates of the Caribbean.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Anaheim trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in Anaheim hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Pirates of the Caribbean ©
Pirates of the Caribbean

1
night
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 21st (Sun), take a memorable drive along Geology Tour Road and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Cottonwood Spring Oasis.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park travel route app .

You can drive from Anaheim to Joshua Tree National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Anaheim in July, with highs in Joshua Tree National Park at 46°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Wildlife Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Cottonwood Spring Oasis ©
Cottonwood Spring Oasis
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venice Beach and Boardwalk has been added to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are cooler (33°C), and nights are a bit cooler (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Queen Emma Summer Palace. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. There's more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument and trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu travel planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Honolulu, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Kayaking & Canoeing
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

2
nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. We've included these beaches for you: Shipwreck Beach and Anini Beach. Appreciate the collections at Kauai Museum and Tabora Gallery. There's lots more to do: trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, visit a coastal fixture at Ninini Point Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalapaki Beach, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Koloa Rum Company.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lihue trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Honolulu to Lihue in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lihue can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Poipu
Highlights from your plan
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Anini Beach ©
Anini Beach
Kalapaki Beach ©
Kalapaki Beach

2
nights
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 29th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ho'okipa Beach Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Maui Brewing Company, walk around Cove Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church, and finally kick back and relax at Kalepolepo Beach Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Kihei travel planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Lihue to Kihei in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Kihei are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Kalepolepo Beach Park ©
Kalepolepo Beach Park
Maui Brewing Company ©
Maui Brewing Company

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea, then enjoy the sand and surf at Laupahoehoe Beach Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Carlsmith Beach Park, then kick back and relax at Richardson Beach Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Kapoho Tide Pools.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hilo travel planning app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Hilo in 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 your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Kīlauea, Kapoho Tide Pools, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Richardson Beach Park ©
Richardson Beach Park
Kapoho Tide Pools ©
Kapoho Tide Pools

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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.
Visit Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i and Kahaluu Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Kealakekua Bay and St. Michael the Archangel Church. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take an in-depth tour of Hulihe'e Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Kahaluu Bay, and appreciate the views at Pololu Valley Lookout.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip website .

Drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hilo in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kailua-Kona, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kealakekua Bay, Pololu Valley Lookout, Kahaluu Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kanaloa Octopus Farm ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm
Kealakekua Bay ©
Kealakekua Bay
Pololu Valley Lookout ©
Pololu Valley Lookout

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nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mormon Battalion Historic Site and Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Visit Torrey Pines State Beach and Coronado Dog Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore San Diego further: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, stop by Catalina Offshore Products, identify plant and animal life at Mount Helix Park, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego tour app .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to San Diego in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kailua-Kona in August, with highs in San Diego at 30°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Coronado Dog Beach, Mount Helix Park
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Mormon Battalion Historic Site ©
Mormon Battalion Historic Site

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