15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
2
Homer
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  13​h
3
Custer
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
On the 24th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, then contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, and finally take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Kailua Beach Park.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Honolulu visit website .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Honolulu. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 35°C and lows are around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Honolulu

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial

1
night
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. On the 26th (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, see the interesting displays at Pratt Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Ptarmigan Arts, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Bishop's Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then kick back and relax at Homer Spit.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Homer trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Homer takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Honolulu in June, with highs in Homer at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Homer

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center ©
Photography Tours
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit

2
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Escape the urban bustle at Wind Cave National Park and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Presidential Trail and Needles Eye Tunnel. When in Custer, make a side trip to see Rankin Ridge Nature Trail in Wind Cave National Park, approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: cruise along Iron Mountain Road, immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, explore and take pictures at Wildlife Loop Road, and appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Custer trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Homer to Custer takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Homer in June, you will find days in Custer are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Keystone, Wind Cave National Park, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

1
night
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Teton Raptor Center, admire the verdant scenery at Amphitheater Lake, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Hidden Falls.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Jackson Hole in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Custer in July, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Jackson Hole. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): trek along Artist Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, witness a stunning natural landmark at Solitary Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park route planner.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in July, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 26°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
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 5th (Fri): walk around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect Yosemite National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 9°C. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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