18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Milwaukee
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
Kailua-Kona
— 8 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Milwaukee

3
days
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 15th (Fri), take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Snoqualmie Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Seattle Center, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, make a trip to Space Needle, then find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, then shop like a local with Pike Place Market, and finally stroll through Kerry Park.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Seattle trip app .

Milwaukee to Seattle is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Milwaukee to Seattle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Snoqualmie Falls
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

7
days
Kailua-Kona

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dolphin Quest, Atlantis Submarines Kona, Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Waialea Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Honaunau Bay and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Puako), Big Island Bees (in Captain Cook) and 49 Black Sand Beach (in Waikoloa). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Kahaluu Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Beach, relax in the rural setting at Kona Joe Coffee, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kiholo Bay.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Mount Rainier National Park to Kailua-Kona takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Mount Rainier National Park to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 74°F. On the 29th (Fri), you're off toLos Angeles.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Puako, Kealakekua, Waikoloa, Waialea Beach, Ride the Rim
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Honaunau Bay ©
Honaunau Bay
Waialea Beach ©
Waialea Beach

2
days
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hollywood Walk of Fame, Universal Studios Hollywood and Disneyland Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Pier.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Los Angeles takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kailua-Kona in June, with highs in Los Angeles at 78°F and lows at 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
days
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.
You've now added San Diego Zoo Safari Park to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at San Diego Zoo and La Jolla Cove. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Children's Pool and appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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