16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
2
Custer
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
3
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Carmel
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
6
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Oslo

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.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Black Sand Basin. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally stop by Fishing Bridge General Store.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning tool .

Oslo, Norway to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Oslo in September, plan for little chillier nights in Yellowstone National Park, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, cruise along Iron Mountain Road, view the masterpieces at Art Expressions, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, and finally admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, then delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest, then take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, and finally cruise along Wildlife Loop Road.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Custer trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Custer by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Custer at 25°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): make a trip to Canyon Road, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then shop like a local with Keshi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Santa Fe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Custer in September: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 31°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, make a trip to Half Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, then take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, and then trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, expect Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 27°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the galleries of Carmel Mission, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, explore the activities along Monterey Bay, look for gifts at Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar, then get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect warmer with lows of 13°C in Carmel. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Lahaina, Maui

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.
Head to Reeflections Fine Art Gallery and Lahaina Printsellersfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum and Kai Pua Artist Studio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Maui Specialty Chocolate (in Kahului), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center (in Makawao). Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Carmel to Lahaina in 11 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in October: highs in Lahaina hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Kihei, Maui, Maui Specialty Chocolate, Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana

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