30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Kapaa, Kauai
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
8
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + bus:  8​h
12
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
13
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Seattle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Byodo-In Temple, then kick back and relax at Lanikai Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu planning site .

Seattle to Honolulu is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Honolulu. Traveling from Seattle in December, things will get much warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 82°F and lows about 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Kapaa.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Byodo-In Temple, Lanikai Beach
Highlights from your plan
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

1
night
Kapaa, Kauai

Kapaa ©
Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, then admire the natural beauty at National Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally stroll through Poipu Beach Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kauai's Hindu Monastery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach), then putt your heart out at Kauai Mini Golf & Botanical Gardens, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Kapaa trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Kapaa in 2.5 hours. December in Kapaa sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Kapaa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu, Scuba & Snorkeling, Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach), Kauai Mini Golf & Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
National Tropical Botanical Garden ©

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 17th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kihei trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kapaa to Kihei takes 1.5 hours. December in Kihei sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui Ocean Center
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 19th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally step off the mainland to explore Coconut Island.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilo trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Hilo in 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 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea

3
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.
On the 21st (Fri), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kona Brewing Company, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Kahaluu Bay, then explore the activities along Honaunau Bay, then experience rural life at Kona Joe Coffee, and finally relax in the rural setting at Hula Daddy Kona Coffee.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip builder website .

Drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Honaunau Bay, Kona Joe Coffee
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hula Daddy Kona Coffee ©
Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
Kona Brewing Company ©
Kona Brewing Company

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Los Angeles in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kailua-Kona to Los Angeles. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in December, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit cooler (69°F), and nights are cooler (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
On the 26th (Wed), enjoy some diversion at Petco Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego online tour planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. December in San Diego sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

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

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 29th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then hike along Doe Mountain Trail, and then explore the ancient world of Palatki Ruins.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Sedona online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from San Diego to Sedona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Sedona is 1 hour. Traveling from San Diego in December, things will get little chillier in Sedona: highs are around 54°F and lows about 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then hike along Hermit Trail, then make a trip to Powell Point, and finally get great views at Mather Point. On your second day here, stroll through Rim Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point, and then shop like a local with Lookout Studio.

For reviews and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in December, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (45°F), and nights are colder (15°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Hermit Trail
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Titanic, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the next day, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, look for gifts at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, then have fun at Battlefield Vegas, then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planning 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 when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (59°F), and nights are much warmer (40°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 4th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally get great views at Dante's View. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then go deep underground at Eureka Mine, and finally don't miss a visit to Ashford Mill Ruins.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, Death Valley National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

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

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nights
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 7th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Four Mile Trail, then hit the slopes at June Mountain, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in January: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 44°F, while lows dip to 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

June Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
June Mountain ©
June Mountain

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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 9th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, then contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, then admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, and finally see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower, and finally shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco attractions planner .

You can 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. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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