49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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49 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  26​h
1
Kailua-Kona
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hilo
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Lahaina
— 10 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Kapaa
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Honolulu
— 12 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Buenos Aires

9
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako), Kula Kai Caverns (in Ocean View) and Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu). Next up on the itinerary: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona online visit planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in May: high temperatures in Kailua-Kona hover around 33°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Island of Hawaii, Honaunau, Waikoloa, Captain Cook, Kula Kai Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea

8
nights
Hilo

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hilo side-trips: Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), Kilauea Iki Trailhead, & more) and Jagger Museum (in Volcano). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, get a new perspective on nature at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Alae Cemetery.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hilo attractions planning website .

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hilo, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Banyan Drive, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

10
nights
Lahaina

Lahaina ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Wailuku (Iao Valley & Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Hana Highway - Road to Hana, relax in the rural setting at Punakea Palms Coconut Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach, and stroll through Napili Beach.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina online trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Hilo to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kapaa.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Wailuku, Maui, Wailea, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Punakea Palms Coconut Farm ©
Punakea Palms Coconut Farm
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater

7
nights
Kapaa

Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kapaa: Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea), Poipu (Spouting Horn, Poipu Beach Park, & more) and Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha). There's much more to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kapaa sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Kapaa takes 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kapaa can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kapaa

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kauai, Poipu, Hanalei, Helicopter Tours, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park

12
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.
Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park, Waimea Bay, & more) and Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and step aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip planner.

You can fly from Kapaa to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Oahu, Kailua, Polynesian Cultural Center, Dole Plantation
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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