25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Hanalei, Kauai
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Poipu, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
10
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
13
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Seattle


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Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get great views at Pu'u o Kila Lookout.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanalei planner .

Seattle to Hanalei is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Seattle to Hanalei, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Seattle in December; daily highs in Hanalei reach 79°F and lows reach 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Wildlife Tours Parks

Side Trips

Waioli Mission House, Na Pali Coast State Park, Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waioli Mission House ©
Waioli Mission House
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. On the 14th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, then experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company, then look for all kinds of wild species at Huleia National Wildlife Refuge, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Shipwreck Beach, kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Poipu holiday app .

Traveling by car from Hanalei to Poipu takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Poipu are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Huleia National Wildlife Refuge, Wailua Falls, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kauai Coffee Company
Highlights from your plan
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls
Scuba & Snorkeling

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, head outdoors with Keauhou Bay Adventures, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Saddle Road, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, and then take in the pleasant sights at Kipuka Pu’u Huluhulu.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Poipu to Kailua-Kona in 3 hours. December in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Saddle Road
Saddle Road
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea

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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 18th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, see the interesting displays at Hawaii Plantation Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilo vacation builder website .

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in December, Hilo is slightly colder at night with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Papaikou
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
Kihei, Maui

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, look for gifts at Glass Mango Designs, then wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, then meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Kealia Coastal Boardwalk.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kihei trip planner .

Getting from Hilo to Kihei by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In December, daytime highs in Kihei are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Lahaina, Helicopter Tours, Maui Ocean Center
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street
Helicopter Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, then take a memorable drive along Makapu'u Point, then trek along Diamond Head State Monument, and finally appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, then examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and finally stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu day trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. December in Honolulu sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Makapu'u Point
Highlights from your plan
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Food Tours
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Honolulu to San Diego in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Honolulu in December: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 68°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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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.
On the 24th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Strip, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in December, things will get slightly colder in Las Vegas: highs are around 57°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 27th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along Rim Trail, and get great views at Lookout Studio.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 15°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the activities along Badwater Basin, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, then contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine, and finally admire all the interesting features of Barker Ranch. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally get great views at Dante's View.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Death Valley National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 56°F and lows at 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

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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.
On the 31st (Mon), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In December, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Death Valley National Park - with highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 44°F and lows reach 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): catch a ride on Cable Cars, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, then have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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