28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
2
Memphis
— 3 nights
3
San Diego
— 5 nights
4
Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
5
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
6
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Annenberg Community Beach House and Third Street Promenade. Attractions like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim), Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and shop like a local with The Grove.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Anaheim, Norton Simon Museum
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
nights
Memphis

Memphis
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Appreciate the collections at Graceland and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Memphis Music. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Memphis: Mid South Military Museum (in Atoka) and Covington's Historic Square (in Covington). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, see the sky in a new way at Sharpe Planetarium, and contemplate the long history of Sun Studio.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Memphis trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Memphis takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Memphis due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Memphis reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Mid South Military Museum, Covington's Historic Square
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Graceland
Graceland
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art ©
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art

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.
Appreciate the collections at USS Midway Museum and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Family-friendly places like SeaWorld San Diego and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, explore the activities along Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Diego attractions planner.

Fly from Memphis to San Diego in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Memphis in August, things will get a bit cooler in San Diego: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

3
nights
Kihei, Maui

Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hana Coast Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Wailea Beach and Makena Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kihei side-trips: Kapalua (Kapalua Beach & D.T. Fleming Park). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, kick back and relax at Maluaka Beach, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kihei road trip planning app.

Getting from San Diego to Kihei by flight takes about 7.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Diego to Kihei due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Kihei hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Wailuku, Kapalua, Scuba & Snorkeling, Hana Coast Gallery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

2
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center Gallery, and then examine the collection at Jagger Museum. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, thenlook for gifts at Big Island Candies, thenidentify plant and animal life at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Laupahoehoe Beach Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hilo road trip planning website.

You can fly from Kihei to Hilo in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kihei in August: highs in Hilo hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Wildlife Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Jagger Museum, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Big Island Candies
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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Laupahoehoe Beach Park ©
Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Volcano Art Center Gallery ©
Volcano Art Center Gallery

3
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Mauna Kea Beach. Family-friendly places like Swim with Dolphins and Kona Cloud Forest will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Big Island Bees (in Captain Cook) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm and enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Hilo in August, Kailua-Kona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Island Bees, Kahaluu Beach, Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm, Mauna Kea Beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Mauna Kea Beach ©
Mauna Kea Beach

5
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.
Family-friendly places like USS Arizona Memorial and Diamond Head State Monument will thrill your kids. Do your shopping at Ala Moana Center and Pakaloha Bikinis - Oahu. Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, pause for some photo ops at Queen Liliuokalani Statue, steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu takes 4 hours. In August in Honolulu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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