56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

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56 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 9 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
2
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
5
Hanalei, Kauai
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Volcano, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
8
Wailea, Maui
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Kipahulu, Maui
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Kapalua, Maui
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
11
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Manchester

9
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 9/11 Memorial and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), examine the collection at New York Public Library, and take in the pleasant sights at Times Square.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online road trip planner .

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Manchester to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

6
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Get in touch with nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Audubon Zoo. Museum-lovers will get to explore The National WWII Museum and Cabildo. Venture out of the city with trips to Nottoway Plantation (in White Castle) and Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie). The adventure continues: wander the streets of French Quarter, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, shop like a local with Royal Street, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in July: highs in New Orleans hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Nottoway Plantation, Oak Alley Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then stroll through Santa Monica State Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Los Angeles takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in July, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Kailua Beach Park and Waikiki Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Lanikai Beach (in Kailua), Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa) and Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, take some stellar pictures from Puu Ualakaa State Park, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of tram and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Honolulu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Turtle Bay Beach, Nuuanu Pali Lookout, Sunset Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

4
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Na Pali Coast State Park and Waimea Canyon State Park. Visit Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Kilohana for their historical value. Explore Hanalei's surroundings by going to Kauai Museum (in Lihue), Poipu Beach Park (in Poipu) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Eleele). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanalei Beach and take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanalei attractions planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Hanalei takes 3 hours. July in Hanalei sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hanalei

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lihue, Poipu Beach Park, Na Pali Coast State Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach

3
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Scuba & Snorkeling. Visit Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Kealakekua Bay for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get engrossed in the history at Hulihe'e Palace, and kick back and relax at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay).

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kailua-Kona fast, fun, and easy.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Kailua-Kona in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Volcano.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Kealakekua Bay, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Volcano ©
Those who named Volcano opted for simplicity in choosing a title, taking the nearby fire-spewing Kilauea as a source of inspiration.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Volcano Art Center and Jagger Museum. Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs and Liliuokalani Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Volcano: Hilo (Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls State Park, & more), Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu) and Zipline (in Hakalau). There's lots more to do: hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), stroll through Devastation Trail, and get impressive views of Kīlauea.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Volcano visit planner .

You can drive from Kailua-Kona to Volcano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kailua-Kona in August since evenings lows in Volcano dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Wailea.

Things to do in Volcano

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach

6
nights
Wailea, Maui

Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Relax by the water at Wailea Beach and Kamaole Beach Park III. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kihei Baptist Chapel and Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church. Explore Wailea's surroundings by going to Kula (Maui Wine, Ulupalakua Vineyards & Surfing Goat Dairy), Maui Hands (in Makawao) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). Next up on the itinerary: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, kick back and relax at Makena Beach, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Wailea road trip site .

Getting from Volcano to Wailea by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 3 hours. In August in Wailea, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kipahulu.

Things to do in Wailea

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Kula, Art and Craft Fair, Maui Hands, Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ulua Beach ©
Ulua Beach

4
nights
Kipahulu, Maui

Kipahulu ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Hana Coast Gallery and Wananalua Congregational Church. Get outdoors at Haleakala Crater and Hana Highway - Road to Hana. Venture out of the city with trips to Hana (Wai'anapanapa State Park & Kahanu Garden).

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kipahulu journey planner.

You can drive from Wailea to Kipahulu in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kipahulu are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Kapalua.

Things to do in Kipahulu

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Hana, Haleakala National Park, Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Highlights from your plan
Pipiwai Trail ©
Pipiwai Trail
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Hana Coast Gallery ©
Hana Coast Gallery

2
nights
Kapalua, Maui

Kapalua ©
Kapalua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stop by Karen Lei's Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Honolua Bay, and then stroll through Kapalua Beach. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Hearts Mission Church, then kick back and relax at D.T. Fleming Beach Park, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kapalua trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Kipahulu to Kapalua by car takes about 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kapalua can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Kapalua

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Karen Lei's Gallery, Honolua Bay, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
D.T. Fleming Beach Park ©
D.T. Fleming Beach Park
Honolua Bay ©
Honolua Bay

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences will appeal to museum buffs. You'll get in some beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Marshall’s Beach. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa) and San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, kick back and relax at Baker Beach, and take a stroll through SoMa.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kapalua to San Francisco by combination of taxi and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kapalua to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kapalua in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Wine Tours & Tastings, San Gregorio State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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