17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
3
Marathon
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Santa Fe
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  5​h
6
Custer
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
9
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Lahaina, Maui
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

1
night
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Savannah trip planner .

Helsinki, Finland to Savannah is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Helsinki to Savannah due to the time zone difference. In September, Savannah is much hotter than Helsinki - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head online travel route planner .

Getting from Savannah to Hilton Head by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

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.
On the 11th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

Plan trip to Marathon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Hilton Head to Marathon by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hilton Head in September, with highs in Marathon at 38°C and lows at 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

1
night
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

1
day
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 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then take a stroll through Canyon Road, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Santa Fe takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Key West to Santa Fe is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Key West, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bismark Lake Campground, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Custer journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Santa Fe to Custer takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, things will get slightly colder in Custer: highs are around 25°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Scenic Drive Nature
Highlights from your plan
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Bismark Lake Campground ©
Bismark Lake Campground

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Custer to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Custer in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 18°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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 16th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and finally get great views at Tunnel View. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

Plan a Yosemite National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

1
day
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Kailua-Kona takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Yosemite National Park to Kailua-Kona. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September: highs in Kailua-Kona hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kanaloa Octopus Farm ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Thu), take a memorable tour with Tours, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lahaina trip itinerary app .

You can 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 September, daytime highs in Lahaina are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zipline

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kailua Beach Park and Lanikai Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Shark Diving (in Haleiwa) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, don't miss a visit to Battleship Missouri Memorial, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To find more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Shark Diving, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

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