57 days in United States & Costa Rica Itinerary

57 days in United States & Costa Rica Itinerary

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Las Vegas, United States
— 6 nights
2
Santa Monica, United States
— 6 nights
3
Lahaina, United States
— 5 nights
4
Hanalei, United States
— 2 nights
5
Poipu, United States
— 3 nights
6
Honolulu, United States
— 6 nights
7
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
— 1 night
8
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
— 6 nights
9
Orlando, United States
— 13 nights
10
New York City, United States
— 6 nights

6
nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum) and Green Valley Range (in Henderson). There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, shop like a local with The Strip, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary app.

London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. When traveling from London in May, plan for much warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Parks · Casinos

Side Trips

Boulder City, Green Valley Range
Find places to stay May 17 — 23:
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

6
nights
Santa Monica, United States

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Monica: Santa Barbara (Stearns Wharf & Old Mission Santa Barbara) and St. Mary Magdalen Chapel (in Camarillo). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, and see the interesting displays at Paley Center for Media.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica day trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Santa Monica in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, things will get little chillier in Santa Monica: highs are around 25°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, Santa Barbara, The Getty Villa, St. Mary Magdalen Chapel
Find places to stay May 23 — 29:
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Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Mulholland Drive ©
Mulholland Drive

5
nights
Lahaina, United States

Lahaina ©
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: Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Makawao (Maui Pineapple Tours & Maui Veterans Cemetery) and Wailuku (Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House & Iao Valley). Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach, and test your problem-solving skills at Maui Escape Rooms.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lahaina online holiday planner.

You can fly from Santa Monica to Lahaina in 10 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Monica in May, with highs in Lahaina at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Makawao, Haleakala Crater, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Kapalua Beach
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:
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Maui Escape Rooms ©
Maui Escape Rooms
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater

2
nights
Hanalei, United States

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Na Pali Coast State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Limahuli Garden and Preserve, and then explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hanalei trip planner.

You can fly from Lahaina to Hanalei in 4.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Poipu.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Na Pali Coast State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Limahuli Garden and Preserve ©
Limahuli Garden and Preserve

3
nights
Poipu, United States

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Step out of Poipu to go to Kekaha and see Boat Tours & Water Sports, which is approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see Kipu Ranch Adventures, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, test your problem-solving skills at Kauai Escape Room, and enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Poipu trip tool.

Getting from Hanalei to Poipu by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Lihue, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course, Skydive Kauai
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Kipu Ranch Adventures ©
Kipu Ranch Adventures
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

6
nights
Honolulu, United States

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 find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center.

To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Poipu to Honolulu takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Manuel Antonio.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Valley of the Temples, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kailua Beach Park
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 14:
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

1
night
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

The rainforest meets the sea at Manuel Antonio National Park, a small but scenic natural preserve on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa Manuel Antonio, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then look for gifts at Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Manuel Antonio route planning tool.

You can fly from Honolulu to Manuel Antonio in 20 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Things to do in Manuel Antonio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Quepos
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:
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River Rafting & Tubing
Playa Manuel Antonio ©
Playa Manuel Antonio
Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop ©
Altair Souvenir & Gallery Shop

6
nights
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

Set against the backdrop of the imposing Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna de San Carlos offers visitors a chance to explore diverse natural landscapes and sample some delicious local produce.
La Fortuna de San Carlos is known for nature, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Tabacon Hot Springs, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and stroll around Bogarin Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the La Fortuna de San Carlos online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Manuel Antonio to La Fortuna de San Carlos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Orlando.

Things to do in La Fortuna de San Carlos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Arenal Volcano National Park
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Tabacon Hot Springs ©
Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano

13
nights
Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ocala (Canyons Zip Line & Canopy Tours & Sholom Park), Ponce Inlet (Daytona Beach Parasail & Ponce Inlet Jetty) and Bourlay Historic Nature Park (in Leesburg). Pack the 23rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 24th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's much more to do: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, get in on the family fun at Epcot, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and laugh and play at Discovery Cove.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Orlando holiday planner.

You can fly from La Fortuna de San Carlos to Orlando in 10.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Ocala, Ponce Inlet, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Bourlay Historic Nature Park, Canaveral National Seashore
Find places to stay Jun 22 — Jul 5:
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

6
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, wander the streets of Times Square, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Orlando to New York City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in July: highs in New York City hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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