20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Auckland
Fly:  12 h
1
Honolulu
— 1 day
Fly + Bus:  8 h 45 min
2
Santa Monica
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Manhattan Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 15 min
5
Honolulu
— 6 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Auckland

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary maker site.

Auckland, New Zealand to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -22 hour difference. In November, Honolulu is a bit warmer than Auckland - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

4
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Monica side-trips: Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita) and Santa Barbara (Douglas Family Preserve, State Street Underpass, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Villa, grab your bike and head to 26-Mile Bike Path, and stroll around Ocean View Park.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Santa Monica takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and tram; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Santa Monica is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in November, expect Santa Monica to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Six Flags Magic Mountain, The Getty Villa
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Diego trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manhattan Beach.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

1
night
Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach is a city in southwestern Los Angeles County, California, United States, on the Pacific coast south of El Segundo, and north of Hermosa Beach. To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Manhattan Beach driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Manhattan Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Manhattan Beach can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Manhattan Beach

Parks Beaches Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Manhattan Beach Pier ©
Manhattan Beach Pier
Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium ©
Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab and Aquarium

6
nights
Honolulu

Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae), Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). See even more of Honolulu: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, make a trip to Polynesian Cultural Center, and explore the galleries of Iolani Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu road trip planner.

Getting from Manhattan Beach to Honolulu by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. In November, Honolulu is somewhat warmer than Manhattan Beach - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oahu, Kailua, Haleiwa, Dole Plantation, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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