15 days in United States & Istanbul Itinerary

15 days in United States & Istanbul Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, United States
— 3 nights
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Hawaii Kai, United States
— 1 night
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Hilo, United States
— 1 night
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Kihei, United States
— 2 nights

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Modern. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum and Yeni Camii. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, steep yourself in history at Eyüp Sultan Mosque, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

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If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport, Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. August in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©

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.
Popular historic sites such as USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lanikai Beach and Ala Moana Beach Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Koko Crater Railway Trail, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, trek along Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu route builder.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Honolulu takes 23.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 13 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Honolulu hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hawaii Kai.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

1
night
Hawaii Kai, United States

Hawaii Kai ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Waimanalo Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hawaii Kai vacation planner.

Hawaii Kai is just a short distance from Honolulu. September in Hawaii Kai sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Hawaii Kai

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Waimanalo Beach ©
Waimanalo Beach

1
night
Hilo, United States

Hilo ©

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 7th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, then browse the fresh offerings at Hilo Farmers Market, then admire all the interesting features of Saddle Road, and finally admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hilo trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hawaii Kai to Hilo. Traveling from Hawaii Kai in September, expect little chillier with lows of 25°C in Hilo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Saddle Road
Saddle Road
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

2
nights

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get impressive views of Kīlauea, trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), and finally take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Keanakakoi Crater Overlook, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs, then explore the striking landscape at Holei Sea Arch, and finally take a stroll through Kalapana.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hawaii Volcanoes National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Hilo to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Kīlauea ©
Kīlauea
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

2
nights
Kihei, United States

Kihei ©
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.
On the 10th (Thu), kick back and relax at Wailea Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ulua Beach, and then stroll through Kamaole Beach Park III.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kihei online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Kihei takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Ulua Beach ©
Ulua Beach

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