24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sault Ste. Marie
Fly:  9​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
3
Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + foot:  8​h 45​min
8
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
End: Sault Ste. Marie


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4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Exploratorium. Change things up with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Moss Landing (about 1h 55 min away). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco planner .

Sault Ste. Marie to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in September, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 76°F and lows about 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kailua Beach Park and Sunset Beach Park. Take a break from the city and head to Waikiki Beach and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Step out of Honolulu to go to Haleiwa and see Waimea Bay, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial and look for all kinds of wild species at Pele's Chair.

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

Fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 88°F and lows about 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pele's Chair, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

2
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Hanalei Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Hanakapiai Falls, admire the majestic nature at Waimea Canyon State Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Na Pali Coast State Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanalei trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Hanalei takes 3 hours. September in Hanalei sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hanakapiai Falls, Na Pali Coast State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

1
night
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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 16th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona tour site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Kailua-Kona in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
On the 17th (Tue), trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center, then cruise along Devastation Trail, and finally hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Volcano day trip app .

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Volcano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in September, Volcano is slightly colder at night with lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail
Devastation Trail ©
Devastation Trail

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Hollywood & Highland. We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Nicholas Canyon Beach (in Malibu). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour planner .

Fly from Volcano to Los Angeles in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Volcano to Los Angeles, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Volcano in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Los Angeles, with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica Mountains, Nicholas Canyon Beach, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Head to The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetianfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online travel route planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (93°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planning app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New York City due to the time zone difference. In September, New York City is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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