22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  21​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  11​h 30​min
2
St. Augustine, Florida
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Bus:  12​h 30​min
5
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

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 outdoors at Grand Prismatic Spring and Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Falls.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online day trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Brisbane to Yellowstone National Park. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in December; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach -5°C and lows reach -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

1
day
St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. On the 4th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, then visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the St. Augustine trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to St. Augustine takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to St. Augustine. In December, St. Augustine is warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Beaches Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

2
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. Get outdoors at Dry Tortugas National Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Key West road trip planning site .

Do a combination of car and flight from St. Augustine to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from St. Augustine in December, with highs in Key West at 30°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santa Fe Plaza and San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate San Miguel Chapel and The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Take a break from Santa Fe with a short trip to 203 Fine Art in Taos, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, wander the streets of Barrio de Analco, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe road trip planning website .

Fly from Key West to Santa Fe in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Key West to Santa Fe, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Santa Fe is much colder than Key West - with highs of 8°C and lows of -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Taos
Highlights from your plan
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kahekili Beach Park and Kalepolepo Beach Park. Visiting Napili Beach and Zipline will get you outdoors. Step out of Lahaina with an excursion to Scuba & Snorkeling in Kihei--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, kick back and relax at Baby Beach, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, and take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lahaina attractions planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Lahaina by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Santa Fe to Lahaina. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Santa Fe in December: high temperatures in Lahaina hover around 30°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Kihei
Highlights from your plan
Kahekili Beach Park ©
Kahekili Beach Park
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
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.
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Mauna Kea Observatories are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Kanaloa Octopus Farm. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Mauna Kea Observatories, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm

2
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center, see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, then stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Laupahoehoe Beach Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hilo vacation app .

Drive from Kailua-Kona to Hilo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hilo, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Laupahoehoe Beach Park, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Koko Crater Railway Trail and Lanikai Beach. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Waianae to see Swim with Dolphins about 52 minutes away. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace.

Plan trip to Honolulu with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Hilo to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. December in Honolulu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lanikai Beach, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

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