12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
End: San Francisco


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1
night
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 1st (Mon): stroll through Lanikai Beach. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, then steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu road trip website .

San Francisco to Honolulu is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. In June, Honolulu is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Lanikai Beach
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Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

3
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Wailea Beach and Napili Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Lahaina Front Street. Take a break from Lahaina with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Kihei, about 40 minutes away. It doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kihei, Wailea Beach
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Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

2
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Artist Point and Old Faithful. Explore hidden gems such as Upper Geyser Basin and Grand Prismatic Spring. Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, appreciate the extensive heritage of S Rim Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online trip planner .

Getting from Lahaina to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Lahaina in June: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

1
night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 9th (Tue), see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe itinerary builder site .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Santa Fe by combination of car and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect Santa Fe to be much hotter, temps between 89°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza
Museum of International Folk Art ©
Museum of International Folk Art

1
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.
On the 11th (Thu), hike along Tuolumne Meadows and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Santa Fe to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in June, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 79°F and lows at 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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