49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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49 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Hilo
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Honaunau
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Waikoloa
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h
5
San Francisco
— 14 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
San Diego
— 12 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Perth

5
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua-Kona (Mokuaikaua Church, Swim with Dolphins, & more) and Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, and see the interesting displays at Lyman Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hilo online holiday planner .

Perth, Australia to Hilo is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Hilo is minus 18 hours. When traveling from Perth in December, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Hilo: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Imiloa Astronomy Center ©
Imiloa Astronomy Center

5
nights
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sulphur Banks, identify plant and animal life at Devastation Trail, and wander the streets of Kalapana.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park road trip site .

Getting from Hilo to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Honaunau.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Volcano
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail
Kulanaokuaiki Campground ©
Kulanaokuaiki Campground

3
nights
Honaunau

Honaunau ©
Hōnaunau is an unincorporated community on the island of Hawaii in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Kula Kai Caverns (in Ocean View) and Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, trek along The 1871 Trail, get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, and steep yourself in history at Kealakekua Bay.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Honaunau trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Honaunau in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Honaunau sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Waikoloa.

Things to do in Honaunau

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Keauhou, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Kula Kai Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach

4
nights
Waikoloa

Waikoloa ©
Waikoloa Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Statue "King Kamehameha" (in Kapaau), Hawaii Cigar & Ukulele (in Hawi) and Waipiʻo Valley Lookout (in Honokaa). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, look for gifts at Waikoloa Beach Resort, explore the striking landscape of Puukohola National Historic Park, and kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach.

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Traveling by car from Honaunau to Waikoloa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Waikoloa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Hawaii Cigar & Ukulele, Waipiʻo Valley Lookout, Mauna Lani Resort , Statue "King Kamehameha"
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach
Pololu Valley Lookout ©
Pololu Valley Lookout

14
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to The Space Station Museum (in Novato), Santa Cruz (Storrs Winery & MJA Vineyards) and Cuesta Park (in Mountain View). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Union Square, get great views at Twin Peaks, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Waikoloa to San Francisco takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Waikoloa to San Francisco, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Waikoloa in January, expect San Francisco to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Aftel Archive of Curious Scents, Sapphire Hill Winery, African American Museum and Library, The Space Station Museum
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, then examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, and finally have fun at Lock & Load Miami. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lincoln Road, and then browse the different shops at Dolphin Mall.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Miami vacation planning tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Miami by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In January, Miami is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Lincoln Road
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

12
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, & more) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Balboa Park, stroll around La Jolla Cove, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to San Diego takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Miami to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in January, expect San Diego to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Encinitas
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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