16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
3
Custer
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
4
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
5
Marathon
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  15​h 45​min
6
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Get in touch with nature at Panorama Trail and Sentinel Dome. Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. The adventure continues: trek along Tuolumne Meadows and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip maker tool .

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. Traveling from Sydney to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
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 27th (Thu), witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then hike along Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Artists’ Paintpots, then explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and finally take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park vacation planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to 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. In June, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 22°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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.
On the 29th (Sat), trek along Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wind Cave National Park, then cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and then hike along Presidential Trail.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Custer travel planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Custer takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Custer: highs are around 26°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wind Cave National Park, Presidential Trail
Highlights from your plan
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

1
night
Hilton Head

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Hilton Head holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Custer to Hilton Head takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Custer in July: highs in Hilton Head hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
day
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Marathon trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hilton Head to Marathon takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Marathon when traveling from Hilton Head in July, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
On the 4th (Thu), kick back and relax at Waialea Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona travel route planner .

Getting from Marathon to Kailua-Kona by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 16 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight. Traveling from Marathon to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Kailua-Kona is little chillier than Marathon - with highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Waialea Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Waialea Beach ©
Waialea Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): shop like a local with Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co, then don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, then enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lahaina planning site .

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Kahekili Beach Park ©
Kahekili Beach Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

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