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:  22​h 45​min
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Santa Fe
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  5​h
5
Custer
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h 15​min
6
Nantucket
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and then kick back and relax at Mau'umae Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kailua-Kona trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

New Delhi, India to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Kailua-Kona is minus 15 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in August: highs in Kailua-Kona hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Mau'umae Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, then steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and finally stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and then stroll through Kailua Beach Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. August in Honolulu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace

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 12th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Panorama Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yosemite National Park using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Honolulu in August, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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.
On the 14th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, take a stroll through Canyon Road, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Santa Fe in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Santa Fe. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Santa Fe. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, hike along Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wind Cave National Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Custer trip maker .

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 August, expect Custer to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nantucket.

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
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

3
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 Brant Point Lighthouse. We've included these beaches for you: Cisco Beach and Madaket Beach. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Whaling Museum, get engrossed in the history at Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Nobadeer, and stroll through Surfside Beach.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nantucket trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Nantucket takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Custer in August since evenings lows in Nantucket dip to 20°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nantucket

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

3
nights
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 20th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cattus Island County Park.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Nantucket to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nantucket in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New York City

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway, Cattus Island County Park, Holtsville Ecology Site
Highlights from your plan
Cattus Island County Park ©
Cattus Island County Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge ©
Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge

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