24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lahaina
— 3 nights
Fly
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Volcano
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kailua-Kona
— 3 nights
Fly
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Hanalei
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kapolei
— 2 nights
Drive
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Honolulu
— 3 nights

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New York City — 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, and explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Lahaina.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Lahaina — 3 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

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've now added Sea Maui to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House (in Wailuku) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, get engrossed in the history at Baldwin Home Museum, and walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip planner.

Getting from New York City to Lahaina by flight takes about 12.5 hours. Traveling from New York City to Lahaina, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Lahaina is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to fly to Volcano.
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Side Trips

Volcano — 4 nights

Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Volcano: Hilo (Akaka Falls State Park, Rainbow Falls, &more) and Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden (in Papaikou). The adventure continues: trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, cruise along Devastation Trail, stroll through Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, and get a dose of the wild on Epic Lava Tours.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Volcano vacation app.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Volcano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October in Volcano, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.
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Side Trips

Kailua-Kona — 3 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau), Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, shop like a local with Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, take in the waterfront at Kailua Pier, and stroll through Kahaluu Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Volcano to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Hanalei.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

Hanalei — 4 nights

Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Change things up with a short trip to Waimea Canyon State Park in Waimea (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Kalalau Trail, and kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanalei tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Hanalei in 2.5 hours. In October in Hanalei, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Kapolei.
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Kapolei — 2 nights

Kapolei is a master-planned community in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States, on the island of Oahu. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Mana Cruises and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ko Olina Lagoons. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Dole Plantation, then don't miss a visit to North Shore, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach Park.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kapolei journey planning website.

Getting from Hanalei to Kapolei by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In October in Kapolei, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Honolulu.
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Outdoors · Parks · Transportation · Tours
Side Trips

Honolulu — 3 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Honolulu is known for historic sites, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip planner.

Getting from Kapolei to Honolulu by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 74°F at night.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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