17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
7
Custer
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
8
New York City
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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 13th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Santa Fe is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in September: highs in Santa Fe hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

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

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 15th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): trek along Panorama Trail, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park itinerary 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Fe to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Santa Fe in September: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 27°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Battleship Missouri Memorial and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, then pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial, then examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Honolulu takes 12 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 Honolulu. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Honolulu, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Swim with Dolphins
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Kahekili Beach Park, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lahaina trip builder tool .

Fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. September in Lahaina sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona visit planner.

Fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. September in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Kahaluu Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Get in touch with nature at Hayden Valley and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Prismatic Spring and Old Faithful. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Blue Star Spring, and admire all the interesting features of Artist Point.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 3 hours. In September, Yellowstone National Park is much colder than Kailua-Kona - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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 26th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then admire all the interesting features of Wildlife Loop Road, then view the masterpieces at Insideout, and finally explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, explore the fascinating underground world of Wind Cave National Park, then identify plant and animal life at Windcross Conservancy, and finally admire all the interesting features of Mammoth Site of Hot Springs.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Custer road trip website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Custer in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September; daily highs in Custer reach 25°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wind Cave National Park, Windcross Conservancy, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Insideout
Highlights from your plan
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

1
night
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Custer to New York City takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Custer in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in New York City: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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