22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Santa Fe
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
4
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Sedona
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
6
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tuolumne Meadows and Tunnel View. Visiting Glacier Point and Washburn Point will get you outdoors. Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

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.
Get in touch with nature at Artist Point and Yellowstone Lake. Step off the beaten path and head to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Observation Point Trail. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, don't miss a visit to The 45th Parallel, appreciate the extensive heritage of S Rim Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be about the same, around -4°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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 4th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and then take in the natural beauty of ten thousand waves.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Santa Fe takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Spas Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza

2
nights
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 6th (Sun): see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Santa Fe to Page takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Page, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and then hike along Airport Mesa.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sedona online attractions planner .

You can drive from Page to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Airport Mesa ©
Airport Mesa
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Sedona to Kailua-Kona by combination of bus and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sedona to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sedona in October, things will get a bit warmer in Kailua-Kona: highs are around 35°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mauna Kea Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lahaina trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. October in Lahaina sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
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 inner history buff will appreciate USS Arizona Memorial and Byodo-In Temple. USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and Iolani Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Shark Diving (in Haleiwa), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and take a tour of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip planner .

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 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 October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kailua, Byodo-In Temple, Shark Diving, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Shark Diving