12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  9​h 15​min
3
Gatlinburg
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Page
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
5
Lahaina, Maui
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Olmsted Point, then hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then get great views at Tunnel View.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): trek along Artist Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then explore and take pictures at S Rim Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and finally take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park tour website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 22°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, then do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gatlinburg road trip planner .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Gatlinburg by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, you will find days in Gatlinburg are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Roaring Fork
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Zipline

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night
Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Page trip planning site .

Getting from Gatlinburg to Page by combination of taxi and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Gatlinburg to Page, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gatlinburg in June, expect nights in Page to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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Lahaina, Maui

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Wailea Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Page to Lahaina in 11.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Page to Lahaina due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Page in June, you will find days in Lahaina are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Wailea Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and finally stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Scuba & Snorkeling

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