60 days in United States & Asia Itinerary

60 days in United States & Asia Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona, United States
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Hilo, United States
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Lahaina, United States
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Koloa, United States
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Honolulu, United States
— 5 nights
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Tokyo, Japan
— 6 nights
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Kyoto, Japan
— 6 nights
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Fukuoka, Japan
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Busan, South Korea
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Seoul, South Korea
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Beijing, China
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Shanghai, China
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Hong Kong, China
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Kailua-Kona, United States

— 2 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

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 find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). There's much more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mokuaikaua Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach, and surround yourself with nature on Kona Cloud Forest.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip planning site.

Manchester, UK to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Kailua-Kona is much hotter than Manchester - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

Hilo, United States

— 2 nights

America's Wettest City

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center Gallery, hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then explore and take pictures at Devastation Trail, and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, observe the fascinating underwater world at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, and finally admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hilo journey builder website.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Hilo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hilo, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Lahaina, United States

— 4 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

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.
Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House (in Wailuku). Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax in the rural setting at Punakea Palms, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, and walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lahaina trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hilo to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. December in Lahaina sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Koloa.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:

Koloa, United States

— 2 nights
Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 9th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls, then discover the deep blue sea with Garden Isle Divers, and then walk around Lydgate State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Poipu Beach Park, then admire the majestic nature at Waimea Canyon State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Koloa road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Lahaina to Koloa in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Koloa

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

Honolulu, United States

— 5 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Step out of Honolulu with an excursion to Ihilani Spa in Kapolei--about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial, step aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial, browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu road trip planning tool.

Fly from Koloa to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Tokyo.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 15:

Tokyo, Japan

— 6 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Tokyo is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Tokyo Tower, admire the natural beauty at Rikugien Garden, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and stop by Odaiba District.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip builder.

Fly from Honolulu to Tokyo in 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 19 hours traveling from Honolulu to Tokyo. Traveling from Honolulu in December, things will get much colder in Tokyo: highs are around 14°C and lows about 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Kyoto.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 22:

Kyoto, Japan

— 6 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Take a break from Kyoto with a short trip to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, visit Gion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanjusangendo Temple, and take in the pleasant sights at Arashiyama.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kyoto road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Kyoto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kyoto can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Fukuoka.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 28:

Fukuoka, Japan

— 2 nights

City of Yatai

The largest city on the island, Fukuoka formed through the merger of two former cities that had grown up either side of the Naka River.
On the 29th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Komyozen-ji Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazaifu Tenman-gu, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Organic Esthe Salon Fuu. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raizan Sennyoji Daihioin, and then contemplate the long history of Hirabaru Historical Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fukuoka trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Kyoto to Fukuoka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Fukuoka sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly to Busan.

Things to do in Fukuoka

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Busan, South Korea

— 2 nights
The country's second city, Busan has often been referred to as South Korea's summer capital.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haedong Yonggungsa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Haeundae Beach, and then stroll through Gwangalli Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Seokbulsa Temple, then stroll around Yongdusan Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Taejongdae.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Busan trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Fukuoka to Busan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, Busan is slightly colder than Fukuoka - with highs of 10°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Seoul.

Things to do in Busan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Seoul, South Korea

— 6 nights
One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Pack the 7th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Gyeongbokgung Palace, make a trip to Bongeunsa Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Changdeokgung Palace, and walk around Haneul Park.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Seoul day trip tool.

You can fly from Busan to Seoul in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Busan in January, expect Seoul to be a bit cooler, temps between 1°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Beijing.

Things to do in Seoul

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 7:

Beijing, China

— 5 nights
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Spend the 12th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and admire the landmark architecture of The Palace Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Seoul to Beijing in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Korean Standard Time (KST) to China Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 12:

Shanghai, China

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Orient

With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Spend the 17th (Mon) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), stop by Tianshan Tea City, take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and shop like a local with Three on the Bund.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Beijing to Shanghai by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in January, expect nights in Shanghai to be warmer, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 18:

Hong Kong, China

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Spend the 21st (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lantau island, examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, and stroll around Nan Lian Garden.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Hong Kong online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Shanghai in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hong Kong, with highs around 23°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to New Delhi.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:

New Delhi, India

— 5 nights
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Spend the 24th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at India Gate, hunt for treasures at Chandni Chowk, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Hong Kong to New Delhi in 9 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Standard Time to India Standard Time is minus 2.5 hours. Traveling from Hong Kong in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in New Delhi, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28:

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.