43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Kailua-Kona
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Volcano
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
7
Wailea
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h
8
Kipahulu
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Kapalua
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
10
Poipu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Hanalei
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
12
Honolulu
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  13​h
End: Washington DC

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Titanic and The Neon Museum. The Strip and The Mob Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Overton (Atlatl Rock & Valley of Fire State Park). Spend the 20th (Thu) riding across the waves with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Washington DC to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas. In June, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 103°F and lows of 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Overton
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. Get outdoors at Rim Trail and Grand Canyon National Park. On the 22nd (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Lipan Point, hike along North Kaibab Trail, and examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Heard Museum, then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix road trip tool .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 4 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 107°F and lows are around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Balloon Rides

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): shop like a local with Old Town Scottsdale, identify plant and animal life at McDowell Sonoran Preserve, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally do a tasting at Aridus Wine Company.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Scottsdale tour itinerary builder tool .

Scottsdale is just a short distance from Phoenix. In June, daytime highs in Scottsdale are 107°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Wildlife Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Aridus Wine Company ©
Aridus Wine Company

4
nights
Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Step off the beaten path and head to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of Kailua-Kona to go to Honaunau and see Honaunau Bay, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, admire all the interesting features of Saddle Road, see the interesting displays at Kona Historical Society, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona day trip website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Scottsdale to Kailua-Kona takes 7.5 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Scottsdale to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Scottsdale in June, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Kailua-Kona: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Honaunau, Kealakekua Bay, Kona Historical Society, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Saddle Road
Saddle Road
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

4
nights
Volcano

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Let the collections at Jagger Museum and Volcano Garden Arts capture your imagination. Visiting Kilauea Iki Trailhead and Papakōlea Green Sand Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Volcano's surroundings by going to Hilo (Rainbow Falls, Liliuokalani Gardens, & more), Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe) and Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden (in Papaikou). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Punalu‘U Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kaimu Beach Park, stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, and explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Volcano trip builder website .

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Volcano in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 71°F in Volcano. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Wailea.

Things to do in Volcano

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Kaimu Beach Park, Hilo Coffee Mill
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

4
nights
Wailea

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Relax by the water at Wailea Beach and Kamaole Beach Park III. Go for a jaunt from Wailea to Paia to see Ho'okipa Beach Park about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Kamaole Beach Park II, enjoy the sand and surf at Po'olenalena Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Wailea trip maker app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Volcano to Wailea in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kipahulu.

Things to do in Wailea

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kihei, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Helicopter Tours, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

4
nights
Kipahulu

Kipahulu ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Charles Lindbergh's Grave and Laura Mango Art Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wai'anapanapa State Park and Pools at Ohe'o. Change things up with a short trip to Haleakala Crater in Haleakala National Park (about 42 minutes away). Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kipahulu vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Wailea to Kipahulu takes 2 hours. July in Kipahulu sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Kapalua.

Things to do in Kipahulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hana, Haleakala National Park, Maui
Highlights from your plan
Wai'anapanapa State Park ©
Wai'anapanapa State Park
Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach)
Red Sand Beach (Kaihalulu Beach)
Pools at Ohe'o ©
Pools at Ohe'o

3
nights
Kapalua

Kapalua ©
Kapalua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Relax by the water at Kapalua Beach and Napili Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Zipline and Kapalua Coastal Trail. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, look for all kinds of wild species at Honolua Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kapalua driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kipahulu to Kapalua takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kapalua

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Honolua Bay
Highlights from your plan
Kapalua Coastal Trail ©
Kapalua Coastal Trail
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

3
nights
Poipu

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Kauai Coffee Company. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Poipu Beach Park and Makawehi Bluff. Venture out of the city with trips to Polihale State Park (in Waimea) and Wailua Falls (in Lihue). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Shipwreck Beach, take in the views from Swinging Bridge, trek along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, and view the masterpieces at Tabora Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Poipu trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kapalua to Poipu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Polihale State Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Swinging Bridge, Kauai Coffee Company
Highlights from your plan
Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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nights
Hanalei

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Tunnels Beach and Kalalau Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hanalei Beach and Lumahai Beach. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout, kick back and relax at Haena Beach Park, and admire all the interesting features of Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanalei online attractions planner .

Drive from Poipu to Hanalei in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hanalei are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Princeville, Na Pali Coast State Park, Ke'e Beach, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Ke'e Beach ©
Ke'e Beach
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

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nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Explore hidden gems such as Shark Diving and Lanikai Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe) and Ko Olina Lagoons (in Kapolei). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Sunset Beach Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapiolani Regional Park, and hike along Manoa Falls.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu sightseeing site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Honolulu takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Honolulu are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Ko Olina Lagoons, Byodo-In Temple, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Swim with Dolphins
Shark Diving

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