20 days in Los Angeles, Hawaii & Sydney Itinerary

20 days in Los Angeles, Hawaii & Sydney Itinerary

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Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
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Lahaina, United States
— 2 nights
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Hanalei, United States
— 2 nights
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Koloa, United States
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Honolulu, United States
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Sydney, Australia
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Los Angeles, United States — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visit The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Venice Canals Walkway for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Battleship USS Iowa Museum. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach), Malibu (The Getty Villa, El Matador State Beach, &more) and Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat (in Ventura). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, examine the collection at Hollywood Bowl Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip maker tool.

Nimes, France to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Nimes to Los Angeles is minus 9 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Lahaina.
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Lahaina, United States — 2 nights

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 6th (Sat): experience rural life at Maui Tropical Plantation, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, and then kick back and relax at Napili Beach. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then kick back and relax at D.T. Fleming Park, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lahaina trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Lahaina by flight takes about 7.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Lahaina due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Lahaina. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly to Hanalei.
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Hanalei, United States — 2 nights

Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 8th (Mon), explore and take pictures at Hanalei Valley Lookout, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tunnels Beach, and then kick back and relax at Hanalei Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanalei trip planner.

You can fly from Lahaina to Hanalei in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Koloa.
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Koloa, United States — 2 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Kauai Museum, then trek along Kauai Path, and then admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Koloa online route planner.

You can drive from Hanalei to Koloa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Koloa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, United States — 4 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll get in some beach time at Kailua Beach Park and Lanikai Beach. Appreciate the collections at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at US Army Museum of Hawaii, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu travel app.

Traveling by flight from Koloa to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney, Australia — 3 nights

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anzac Memorial and Chinese Garden of Friendship. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and St. Mary's Cathedral. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Nan Tien Temple in Wollongong--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, look and learn at Sydney Observatory, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planning site.

Fly from Honolulu to Sydney in 13.5 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to Sydney, you'll lose 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in August, things will get much colder in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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Hawaii travel guide

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The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.