20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 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
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h
6
Custer
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23​h
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.
On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kailua-Kona travel planner .

New Delhi, India to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kailua-Kona, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Kahaluu Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kona Coffee Living History Farm ©
Kona Coffee Living History Farm

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.
Get outdoors at Kahekili Beach Park and Wailea Beach. Visit Napili Beach and Kalepolepo Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Lahaina to Kihei to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lahaina day trip planning 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 July in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kahekili Beach Park ©
Kahekili Beach Park

3
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and USS Arizona Memorial. Your inner history buff will appreciate National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Honolulu holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kailua
Highlights from your plan
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

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.
You'll explore and learn at Bodie State Historic Park and Mono County Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Vernal Fall and Glacier Point. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Tunnel View, hike along Panorama Trail, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are much colder (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bridgeport
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Canyon Road, then see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, then view the masterpieces at Tesuque Glass Works, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Santa Fe takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Santa Fe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tesuque Glassworks
Highlights from your plan
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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 15th (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, then explore and take pictures at Windcross Conservancy, then take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park. Keep things going the next day: trek along Presidential Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Custer trip maker app .

Getting from Santa Fe to Custer by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in July; daily highs in Custer reach 31°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Windcross Conservancy, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Presidential Trail
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail

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 17th (Wed), hike along Artist Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then explore and take pictures at S Rim Trail. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

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. In July, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Custer - with highs of 26°C and lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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