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
taxi + 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

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, and then immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip website .

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 a bit warmer than Seattle - with highs of 59°F and lows of 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, make a trip to Valley View, get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

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 slightly colder 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 Conservation Heritage Center ©
Valley View ©
Valley View

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 69°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bright Angel Trail and Mather Point. There's much more to do: stroll through South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Maricopa Point, admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, and take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Grand Canyon National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 45°F and lows reach 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 Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

2
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 19th (Wed), try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, have fun at Battlefield Vegas, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, then make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Neon Museum, look for gifts at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, and finally try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Las Vegas trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (57°F), and nights are warmer (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to 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

1
night
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 21st (Fri): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, then stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, and finally snap pictures at Coronado Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip planning app .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 68°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Koko Crater Railway Trail and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: 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, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, admire all the interesting features of Nuuanu Pali Lookout, and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip builder site .

You can fly from San Diego to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from San Diego in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 82°F and lows about 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): see some colorful creatures 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: meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, then don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, then take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kihei trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Kihei in 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) to allow enough time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lahaina, Helicopter Tours, Maui Ocean Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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.
On the 27th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Leleiwi Park, then explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally examine the collection at Jagger Museum. Keep things going the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, experience rural life at Onomea Tea Company, then admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park.

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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. December in Hilo sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Papaikou, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Step out of Kailua-Kona with an excursion to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park in Honaunau--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, cruise along Saddle Road, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and relax in the rural setting at Greenwell Farms.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona online route planner .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Nature Tours

Side Trips

Kealakekua, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Kauai Coffee Company, admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls, look for gifts at Pohaku T's, then explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, and finally stroll through Poipu Beach Park. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Allerton Garden, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll through Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Poipu trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kailua-Kona to Poipu takes 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Poipu are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Koloa, Kauai Coffee Company, Wailua Falls
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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach, then examine the collection at Waioli Mission House, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Pu'u o Kila Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Kalalau Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hanalei online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Poipu to Hanalei takes 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, Na Pali Coast State Park, Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Kalalau Trail ©
Kalalau Trail
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

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