20 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

20 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona, United States
— 1 day
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Hilo, United States
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, United States
— 3 nights
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Koloa, United States
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, United States
— 4 nights
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Pago Pago, American Samoa
— 2 nights
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Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
— 2 nights
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Hagatna, Guam
— 2 nights
Drive to Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport, Fly to Newark

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Kailua-Kona, United States — 1 day

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 12th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kona Cloud Forest and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip app.

Newark to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in October, you will find days in Kailua-Kona are somewhat warmer (86°F), and nights are much warmer (75°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hilo.
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Hilo, United States — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Keanakakoi Crater Overlook, trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hilo online trip planner.

Drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Hilo, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Lahaina.
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Lahaina, United States — 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Wailuku (Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House & Iao Valley). Spend the 15th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, and kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Hilo to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Lahaina are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly 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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls, then take in breathtaking views at Waimea Canyon State Park, and finally take in the views from Swinging Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, then surround yourself with nature on Kauai Safaris, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Koloa route website.

Fly from Lahaina to Koloa in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, and go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Honolulu online itinerary planner.

Fly from Koloa to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pago Pago.
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Pago Pago, American Samoa — 2 nights

Head to Pago Pago, the territorial capital of American Samoa, for an authentic Pacific Islands holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Alava, stroll through National Park of American Samoa, and then stroll through Lower Sauma Ridge Hike. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Jean P. Haydon Museum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Matafao Peak.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pago Pago online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Honolulu to Pago Pago. In October in Pago Pago, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Saipan.
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Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands — 2 nights

As the largest of Northern Mariana Islands, Saipan represents an important entry port in the archipelago.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): kick back and relax at Obyan Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saipan Katori Shrine, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt.Tapochao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Landing Beach, then see some colorful creatures with FishGuyz Scuba & Charter, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Carmel Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saipan day trip website.

You can fly from Pago Pago to Saipan in 29.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Pago Pago to Saipan is 20 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in October, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly to Hagatna.
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Hagatna, Guam — 2 nights

The second smallest settlement on the island, Agana is the capital of Guam and the seat of its government.
On the 30th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Purification, take in the history at Asan Bay Overlook, then enjoy breathtaking views from Fish Eye Underwater Observatory, and finally stroll through Gab Gab Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at The Leopalace Spa and then hike along Jungle Rules Adventure Tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hagatna day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Saipan to Hagatna takes 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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