9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route builder

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 day
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly
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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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Lihue, Kauai
— 3 nights
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 1 day

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at Hawaii Forest and Trail and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

Plan my day in Kailua-Kona using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Dallas to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kailua-Kona, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 1 night

America's Wettest City

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 11th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Hilo road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in October, Hilo is little chillier at night with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lahaina, Maui

— 2 nights

Crown Jewel of 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park II, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Lahaina Front Street, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lahaina road trip site.

You can fly from Hilo to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in October, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Lihue.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lihue, Kauai

— 3 nights
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. On the 14th (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Capt Andy's Sailing Adventures and then admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Kipu Ranch Adventures, then kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, and then whizz through the canopy at Koloa Zipline.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lihue travel route builder tool.

You can fly from Lahaina to Lihue in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Lihue are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly to Sedona.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, then explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon and then hike along Airport Mesa.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona online holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Sedona takes 10 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lihue in October, with highs in Sedona at 77°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.