22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly + taxi:  17​h 45​min
1
Custer
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly + foot:  3​h 15​min
4
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  11​h 30​min
6
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
7
Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h
8
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

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 29th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, then look for all kinds of wild species at Windcross Conservancy, then explore and take pictures at Wildlife Loop Road, and finally admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Custer tour itinerary site .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Custer is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Custer is minus 7 hours. While traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Custer, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Windcross Conservancy
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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

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 31st (Wed): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, trek along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can 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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Custer in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, then contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and then kick back and relax at Lanikai Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Honolulu trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Honolulu takes 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 difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Honolulu hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lanikai Beach
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kahekili Beach Park and Napili Beach. Visit Wailea Beach and Kalepolepo Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Lahaina to Kihei to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Lahaina trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kahekili Beach Park ©
Kahekili Beach Park

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Mau'umae Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kanaloa Octopus Farm and Kona Coffee Living History Farm. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In August in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Mau'umae Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kanaloa Octopus Farm ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe holiday builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kailua-Kona to Santa Fe in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Kailua-Kona to Santa Fe. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in August, plan for much colder nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza
Museum of International Folk Art ©
Museum of International Folk Art
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

1
night
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, then get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, and finally steep yourself in history at The Old Mill. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, then test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, and then take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Santa Fe to Pigeon Forge in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Santa Fe to Pigeon Forge. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, Pigeon Forge is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Clingmans Dome
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Zipline

3
nights
Hilton Head

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Visit Alder Lane Beach Access and Driessen Beach Park for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parasailing & Paragliding and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. There's still lots to do: putt your heart out at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf, trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hilton Head vacation planning app .

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Hilton Head by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Hilton Head. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Speed Boats Tours

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