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:  19​h
1
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
San Luis Obispo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  18​h
End: London


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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.
On the 1st (Sat), stroll through Ho'okipa Beach Park. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center and then take in the dramatic natural features at Haleakala Crater.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kihei online trip builder .

London, UK to Kihei is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit warmer in Kihei: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Haleakala Crater, Wailea Beach, Maui Ocean Center
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Step out of Honolulu to go to Kailua and see Kailua Beach Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip maker tool .

You can fly from Kihei to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua Beach Park, Sunset Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona online trip maker .

You can fly from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and Fort Funston National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, wander the streets of SoMa, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in August, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Helena
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Attractions like Point Lobos and Carmel River State Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Asilomar State Beach will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Monterey online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Luis Obispo.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Carmel, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

2
nights
San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo ©
San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. On the 17th (Mon), stroll through Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, enjoy the sea views from Point San Luis Lighthouse, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Montana de Oro State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Fisherman's Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Luis Obispo tour planning site .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Luis Obispo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Monterey in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Luis Obispo: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Avila Beach, Montana de Oro State Park, Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
Montana de Oro State Park ©
Montana de Oro State Park
Speed Boats Tours

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, examine the collection at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from San Luis Obispo in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car 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
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at North Kaibab Trail and Cape Royal. Get some cultural insight at Hermit's Rest and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. On the 25th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and stroll through Tanner Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park attractions 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 bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. 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 August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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