22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
7
Custer
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  10​h 45​min
8
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Copenhagen

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.
Get some historical perspective at USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Explore hidden gems such as Koko Crater Railway Trail and Lanikai Beach. When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu sightseeing planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Honolulu is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Honolulu. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in June: highs in Honolulu hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua
Highlights from your plan
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then kick back and relax at Napili Beach. On the next day, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip planner .

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

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

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Greenwell Farms, take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona itinerary builder .

Getting from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. July in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Greenwell Farms, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Greenwell Farms ©
Greenwell Farms

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Kailua-Kona to Yosemite National Park in 14 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kailua-Kona to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in July, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Tunnel View ©
Tunnel View
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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 7th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Canyon Road, then see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, then take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip planner.

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. 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 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, hike along Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Morning Glory Pool, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park road trip website .

Getting from Santa Fe to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are much colder (4°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get curious at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, then trek along Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, then explore the fascinating underground world of Wind Cave National Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park. On your second day here, cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Custer vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Custer takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: high temperatures in Custer hover around 31°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Bar Harbor.

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
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Egg Rock Light. Escape the urban bustle at Acadia National Park and Park Loop Road. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, hike along Gorham Mountain Trail, take a peaceful walk through Indian Point Blagden Preserve, and take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor vacation maker tool .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and shuttle from Custer to Bar Harbor in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Custer in July, expect nights in Bar Harbor to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Indian Point Blagden Preserve, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road
Acadia National Park ©
Acadia National Park
Shore Path ©
Shore Path

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