21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  5​h
1
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
+4
bus + taxi + bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
3
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h 15​min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
On the 22nd (Sun), learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Key West Historic Seaport.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West online trip itinerary planner .

Washington DC to Key West is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, Key West is somewhat warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 88°F and lows of 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vandenberg Wreck ©
Vandenberg Wreck
Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea
West Martello Tower ©
West Martello Tower

2
nights
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 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum, examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, then pause for some photo ops at Cross of the Martyrs, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel. On the next day, make a trip to Camel Rock Monument, then examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then take in nature's colorful creations at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, and finally stop by Wind River Trading Company.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe travel route planning app .

You can fly from Key West to Santa Fe in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Key West to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Key West in September, plan for little chillier days in Santa Fe, with highs around 80°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Parks Spas
Highlights from your plan
Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

1
night
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, then have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, and then explore the striking landscape at Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Page road trip site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Santa Fe to Page in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in September: high temperatures in Page hover around 86°F and lows are around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos ©
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Escape the urban bustle at Jerome State Historic Park and Snoopy Rock. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Little Horse Trail and Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art. When in Sedona, make a side trip to see Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery in Jerome, approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, get a taste of the local shopping with Renee Taylor Gallery, view the masterpieces at Son Silver West Gallery, and look for gifts at Kachina House.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sedona travel planner.

You can drive from Page to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. September in Sedona sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Jerome
Highlights from your plan
Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park
Spas & Wellness

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 30th (Mon): get great views at Puu Ualakaa State Park, then stroll through Kapiolani Regional Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kuhio Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Honolulu trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Honolulu takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Sedona in September, Honolulu is a bit warmer at night with lows of 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Kapiolani Regional Park ©
Kapiolani Regional Park
Puu Ualakaa State Park ©
Puu Ualakaa State Park

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Baby Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, then contemplate the long history of Old Lahaina Courthouse, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Baldwin Home Museum, view the masterpieces at Maui On Metal, get a taste of the local shopping with Lahaina Galleries, make a trip to Maui Dharma Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Paia
Highlights from your plan
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Old Lahaina Courthouse ©
Old Lahaina Courthouse
Spas

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 4th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, get engrossed in the history at Hulihe'e Palace, then relax in the rural setting at Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael the Archangel Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mokuaikaua Church, then pause for some photo ops at The Captain Cook Monument, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Captain Cook
Highlights from your plan
Hulihe'e Palace ©
Hulihe'e Palace
Kanaloa Octopus Farm ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm
The Captain Cook Monument ©
The Captain Cook Monument

3
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Visiting Hanakapiai Falls and Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Shipwreck Beach and Hanalei Valley Lookout. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Poipu: Wai`oli Hui`ia Church (in Hanalei) and Ninini Point Lighthouse (in Lihue). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at National Tropical Botanical Garden, admire all the interesting features of Prince Kuhio Park, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, and take in the dramatic scenery at Opaekaa Falls.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Poipu day trip planning site .

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Poipu in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in October, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kauai, Hanalei, Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site
Highlights from your plan
Hanakapiai Falls ©
Hanakapiai Falls
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Hanalei Valley Lookout ©
Hanalei Valley Lookout

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Midway Geyser Basin and Gibbon Falls. Get in touch with nature at West Thumb Geyser Basin and Petrified Tree. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lone Star Geyser, don't miss a visit to Roosevelt Arch, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, and explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip tool .

Getting from Poipu to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Poipu to Yellowstone National Park. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Poipu in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 47°F and lows are around 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

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