18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Nantucket
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h
3
Custer
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  14​h
6
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sankaty Head Lighthouse and Milestone Bog. Get some cultural insight at Whaling Museum and Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cisco Beach, kick back and relax at Surfside Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Episcopal Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nantucket day trip planning tool .

New Delhi, India to Nantucket is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 10 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in August; daily highs in Nantucket reach 28°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Nantucket

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Jetties Beach ©
Jetties Beach
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum

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.
On the 28th (Wed), examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Fly from Nantucket to Santa Fe in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Nantucket in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Fe, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
River Rafting & Tubing
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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.
On the 30th (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, then Head underground at Wind Cave National Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Custer visit planner .

Getting from Santa Fe to Custer by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, things will get little chillier in Custer: highs are around 29°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wind Cave National Park, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
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
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 1st (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then admire all the interesting features of Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser, then admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Custer to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Custer in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 18°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

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 3rd (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome and then trek along Tuolumne Meadows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tamura's Fine Wine & Liquors and Lahaina Front Street. Visiting Kahekili Beach Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Wailea Beach (in Wailea) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Beach, kick back and relax at Napili Beach, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court.

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Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Lahaina takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Lahaina to be much warmer, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Parasailing & Paragliding, Wailea Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kapalua Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Kahekili Beach Park ©
Kahekili Beach Park
Parasailing & Paragliding

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