26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner
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San Francisco
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Boston
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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Waimea, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
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Lahaina, Maui
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Honolulu, Oahu
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San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.
Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Los Angeles — 5 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more). Pack the 22nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Boston.
Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Boston — 2 nights

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 27th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Skywalk Observatory, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, stroll around Boston Common, then walk around Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun and explore at Boston Children's Museum, then get into the urban bustle at TD Garden, and then take a stroll through North End.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Boston takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect nights in Boston to be slightly colder, around 0°C, while days are colder, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly to New York City.
Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

New York City — 6 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

Fly from Boston to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in New York City sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Volcano.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Volcano, Island of Hawaii — 3 nights

Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden (in Papaikou) and Hilo (Akaka Falls State Park, Liliuokalani Gardens, &more). The adventure continues: hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, examine the collection at Jagger Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Volcano Garden Arts, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Devastation Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Volcano trip site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Volcano takes 15.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Volcano hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Waimea.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips

Waimea, Island of Hawaii — 2 nights

A vast agricultural land with one of the largest cattle ranches in the United States, Waimea embraces its ranching roots.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Waipiʻo Valley Lookout, get outside with Dolphin Quest, then steep yourself in history at Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, and finally kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puukohola National Historic Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and then kick back and relax at Waialea Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Waimea trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Volcano to Waimea takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Volcano in January, you will find days in Waimea are little chillier (22°C), and nights are colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kailua-Kona.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 1 night

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 9th (Mon): stroll through Kona Cloud Forest, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Drive from Waimea to Kailua-Kona in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Waimea in January, you will find days in Kailua-Kona are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are much warmer (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Lahaina.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

Lahaina, Maui — 1 night

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
On the 10th (Tue), stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Honolulu.
Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
Side Trip

Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Discover how to plan a Honolulu trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Honolulu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 10th (Tue), you're off to home.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.