35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Albuquerque
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Hanalei, Kauai
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Waimea, Kauai
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h
4
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
8
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Albuquerque

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 19th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

Make your San Francisco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Albuquerque to San Francisco is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Albuquerque to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, San Francisco is slightly colder than Albuquerque - with highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

3
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Secret Beach. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanalei trip planner .

Traveling by combination of subway, flight, and taxi from San Francisco to Hanalei takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in August; daily highs in Hanalei reach 86°F and lows reach 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Waimea.

Things to do in Hanalei

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Na Pali Coast State Park, Koke`e State Park, Secret Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Wai`oli Hui`ia Church ©
Wai`oli Hui`ia Church

1
night
Waimea, Kauai

On the 24th (Sat), get great views at Waimea Canyon State Park, then stop by Aunty Liliko'i, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Waimea online travel route planner .

You can drive from Hanalei to Waimea in 1.5 hours. In August in Waimea, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Waimea

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Aunty Liliko'i ©
Aunty Liliko'i

4
nights
Lahaina, Maui

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Haleakala Crater and Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Kihei) and Zipline (in Haiku). Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's still lots to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and stroll through Ka'anapali Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahaina day trip planning tool .

Getting from Waimea to Lahaina by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight. In August, daytime highs in Lahaina are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery, Zipline, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i, stroll through Mauna Kea Beach, and relax in the rural setting at Hula Daddy Kona Coffee.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona sightseeing planner.

Fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Puako, Mauna Kea Beach, The Original Donkey Ball Store, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, get impressive views of Kīlauea, then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Akaka Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Coconut Island, then look for gifts at Big Island Candies, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kapoho Tide Pools.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hilo holiday builder tool .

Drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kailua-Kona in September since evenings lows in Hilo dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Kapoho Tide Pools, Big Island Candies, Jagger Museum, Kīlauea
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Koko Crater Railway Trail and Room Escape Games. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and examine the collection at Bishop Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Honolulu are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Sam's Point Preserve (in Cragsmoor), T.R. Gallo West Strand Park (in Kingston) and Wired Gallery (in High Falls). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New York City online vacation planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to New York City in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Honolulu to New York City, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, New York City is slightly colder than Honolulu - with highs of 80°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

T.R. Gallo West Strand Park, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Wired Gallery, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Sam's Point Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Explore hidden gems such as Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Tomb of the Unknowns. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (in Harpers Ferry) and Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Washington DC day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Washington DC sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tomb of the Unknowns, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Antietam National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Vietnam Veterans Memorial ©
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Blueberries of Indiana and Washington Park Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Galien River County Park (in New Buffalo) and Chesterton (Butler Winery & Indiana Dunes State Park). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, make a trip to Cloud Gate, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago. September in Chicago sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Chesterton, Washington Park Zoo, Galien River County Park, Blueberries of Indiana
Highlights from your plan
Indiana Dunes State Park ©
Indiana Dunes State Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 18th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Fischer & Wieser's Das Peach Haus, learn about all things military at National Museum of the Pacific War, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol, appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, then contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

Plan my day in Austin using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Chicago to Austin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, Austin is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 93°F and lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fredericksburg
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin

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