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


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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 12th (Wed): explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, and then shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Twin Peaks, then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, and then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Seattle to San Francisco is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or drive. In December, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Seattle - with highs of 59°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument
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San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

1
night
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 14th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, don't miss a visit to Valley View, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then get great views at Tunnel View, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park attractions planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center ©

1
night
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 15th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, and then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip maker tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 69°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. The adventure continues: stroll through Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, get great views at The Abyss, and admire the striking features of Lookout Studio.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park route planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 45°F and 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, then don't miss a visit to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Neon Museum, look for gifts at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, and finally try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas attractions app .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Titanic ©
Titanic
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Helicopter Tours

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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 21st (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, admire the majestic nature at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, then appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and finally take in the views from Coronado Bridge.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, things will get a bit warmer in San Diego: highs are around 68°F and lows about 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park ©
Coronado Bridge
Coronado Bridge

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Koko Crater Railway Trail and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe) and Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Iolani Palace, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Honolulu takes 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from San Diego in December, expect Honolulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 82°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Nu’uanu Pali, Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Byodo-In Temple ©
Byodo-In Temple
Nu’uanu Pali ©
Nu’uanu Pali

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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 25th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, then don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, then wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kihei trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Kihei takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. December in Kihei sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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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 27th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Leleiwi Park, then explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally examine the collection at Jagger Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Hawaii Plantation Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilo road trip website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Hilo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Papaikou, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, admire all the interesting features of Saddle Road, stop by The Original Donkey Ball Store, and relax in the rural setting at Greenwell Farms.

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You can drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in December, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kealakekua, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Greenwell Farms ©
Greenwell Farms

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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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company, take in the dramatic scenery at Wailua Falls, look for gifts at Pohaku T's, then take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and finally kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Allerton Garden, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Poipu online trip maker .

You can 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 up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Koloa, Wailua Falls, Kauai Coffee Company
Highlights from your plan
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Kauai Coffee Company ©
Kauai Coffee Company
Allerton Garden ©
Allerton Garden

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Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 3rd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach, then examine the collection at Waioli Mission House, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Pu'u o Kila Lookout, hike along Kalalau Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Na Pali Coast State Park.

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You can drive from Poipu to Hanalei in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauai, Kayaking & Canoeing, Na Pali Coast State Park
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Limahuli Garden and Preserve ©
Limahuli Garden and Preserve

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