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 15​min
1
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Poipu, Kauai
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Seattle


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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.
On the 14th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, and finally go for a walk through Kealia Coastal Boardwalk. On your second day here, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kihei online travel planner .

Seattle to Kihei is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Kihei. In December, Kihei is much hotter than Seattle - with highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui Ocean Center
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

2
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 16th (Sun): trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, get impressive views of Kīlauea, then admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, and finally admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally step off the mainland to explore Coconut Island.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hilo road trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Hilo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In December in Hilo, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. When in Kailua-Kona, make a side trip to see Waikoloa Beach Resort in Waikoloa, approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take an in-depth tour of Hulihe'e Palace, meet the residents at Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Waikoloa Beach Resort, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Ocean Rider Inc ©
Ocean Rider Inc
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Kauai Museum, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, take in nature's colorful creations at National Tropical Botanical Garden, then kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in nature's colorful creations at McBryde Garden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salt Pond Beach Park, and finally take in the views from Swinging Bridge.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Poipu travel route builder app .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Kailua-Kona to Poipu in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hanapepe, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kauai Museum
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kauai Museum ©
Kauai Museum

2
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Koke`e State Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Na Pali Coast State Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Beach, get great views at Pu'u o Kila Lookout, and then hike along Kalalau Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hanalei day trip site .

Traveling by car from Poipu to Hanalei takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in December, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Waimea Canyon State Park, Na Pali Coast State Park, Kalalau Trail, Koke`e State Park
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park

1
night
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 25th (Tue): stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, then cruise along Makapu'u Point, and finally trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Iolani Palace and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Honolulu online holiday maker .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Honolulu in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 69°F. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): stroll through San Diego Zoo Safari Park and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to San Diego takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Honolulu in December, with highs in San Diego at 68°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Battlefield Vegas. The adventure continues: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, shop like a local with The Strip, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online tour planner .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Diego in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 57°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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.
On the 1st (Tue), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 69°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

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

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Monterey Bay and Muir Woods National Monument. Step out of San Francisco to go to Calistoga and see Castello di Amorosa, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, pause for some photo ops at Coit Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monterey Bay, Castello di Amorosa, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

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