31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Poipu, Kauai
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  18​h
End: London


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6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. Change things up with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and admire all the interesting features of Oracle Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

1
night
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 8th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours, then kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Poipu trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Poipu by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Poipu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Poipu: highs are around 35°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
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.
Attractions like USS Arizona Memorial and Sunset Beach Park make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Honolulu online vacation planner .

You can fly from Poipu to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. August in Honolulu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kualoa Regional Park, Polynesian Cultural Center, Kailua Beach Park
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Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

2
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, then don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, and finally kick back and relax at Kalepolepo Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then stroll through Ka'anapali Beach.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Kihei road trip planning app .

Fly from Honolulu to Kihei in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailuku
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Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Iao Valley ©
Iao Valley
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

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 16th (Sun), hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Laupahoehoe Beach Park, then get outside with Keanakakoi Crater Overlook, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Devastation Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hilo travel planning site .

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 flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kihei in August: highs in Hilo hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Laupahoehoe Beach Park ©
Laupahoehoe Beach Park

6
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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Downtown Disney & Adventure City). Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, have fun and explore at Travel Town, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel route builder .

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Hilo in August, Los Angeles is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
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.
On the 26th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Mohave Point, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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