32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Geraldton
Fly:  35​h
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  13​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
Wailea, Maui
— 5 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h
Poipu, Kauai
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
Geraldton

3
days
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Step out of the city life by going to Bodie State Historic Park and Tioga Pass. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bodie and Olmsted Point. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and stroll through Panorama Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park route planner .

Geraldton, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 35-hour flight. Traveling from Geraldton to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Geraldton, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Bodie
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

4
days
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Explore hidden gems such as Rim Trail and Lower Antelope Canyon. Get outdoors at South Kaibab Trail and Antelope Canyon. When in Grand Canyon National Park, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Bend in Page, approximately 1h 50 min away. On the 8th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. It doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and get great views at Grandview Point.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Page
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

5
days
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Visit Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Laupahoehoe Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Step out of Kailua-Kona with an excursion to Honaunau Bay in Honaunau--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mauna Kea Beach.

To find photos and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Kailua-Kona in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Kailua-Kona to be much hotter, around 27°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Wailea.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Honaunau, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Mauna Kea Beach, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Kahaluu Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

5
days
Wailea, Maui

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Wailea Beach and Ulua Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Napili Beach and Keawakapu Beach. Explore Wailea's surroundings by going to Ka'anapali Beach (in Lahaina) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). The adventure continues: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Mokapu Beach Park, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Wailea day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kailua-Kona to Wailea in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in October, Wailea is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Wailea

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Lahaina, Helicopter Tours, Haleakala Crater
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Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Ulua Beach ©
Ulua Beach

5
days
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Hanalei Beach and Baby Beach Poipu. We've included these beaches for you: Poipu Beach Park and Hanalei Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Poipu: Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa). Spend the 22nd (Mon) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Poipu journey tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Wailea to Poipu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Wailea in October, you will find days in Poipu are little chillier (33°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Hanalei Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Waimea Canyon State Park, Hanalei Bay, Helicopter Tours
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Hanalei Bay ©
Hanalei Bay

5
days
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Kailua Beach Park and Sharks Cove. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lanikai Beach and Waikiki Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get engrossed in the history at Iolani Palace, and contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu holiday planner.

Getting from Poipu to Honolulu by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Kailua, Polynesian Cultural Center, Waimea Bay, Sharks Cove
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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