21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
3
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Branson
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
6
Custer
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kahekili Beach Park and Wailea Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Zipline. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lahaina online trip planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Lahaina is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Adelaide to Lahaina, you'll gain 19 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in September, expect Lahaina to be warmer, temps between 35°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Wailea Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Kahekili Beach Park ©
Kahekili Beach Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Swim with Dolphins and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kanaloa Octopus Farm and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Rainbow Falls (in Hilo). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona journey planning site .

You can fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Swim with Dolphins, Rainbow Falls
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kanaloa Octopus Farm ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm
Fishing Charters & Tours

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 29th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Monroe Gallery, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, then examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kailua-Kona to Santa Fe takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Kailua-Kona to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in September, expect nights in Santa Fe to be cooler, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries
The Harrell House Bug Museum ©
The Harrell House Bug Museum
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then explore the galleries of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and finally steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of The Parthenon, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

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You can fly from Santa Fe to Nashville in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in October: high temperatures in Nashville hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

1
day
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
On the 3rd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, and then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Branson route app .

Getting from Nashville to Branson by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum

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 4th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, steep yourself in history at Peter Norbeck Visitors Center, then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, look for all kinds of wild species at Windcross Conservancy, and then Head underground at Wind Cave National Park.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Branson to Custer takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Branson to Custer due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Branson in October, with highs in Custer at 16°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Windcross Conservancy, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Wind Cave National Park
Highlights from your plan
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
Windcross Conservancy ©
Windcross Conservancy
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Artist Point and Upper Geyser Basin. Step out of the city life by going to Lone Star Geyser and Castle Geyser. There's still lots to do: hike along North Rim Trail, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, explore the striking landscape of Gibbon Falls, and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner .

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. In October, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Custer - with highs of 9°C and lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

2
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

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 9th (Wed): take a tour of Battleship Missouri Memorial and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On the next day, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and then kick back and relax at Kailua Beach Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu trip planning app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Honolulu in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In October, Honolulu is much hotter than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Swim with Dolphins, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace

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