23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Falling Waters
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
3
Scottsdale
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
4
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
6
Big Sur
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  4​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
10
Pine Ridge
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Custer
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h 45​min
12
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + bus + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Edinburgh

1
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Falling Waters

Falling Waters ©
Falling Waters is a census-designated place (CDP) on the Potomac River in Berkeley County, West Virginia. For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Falling Waters trip itinerary planner .

Edinburgh, UK to Falling Waters is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. In August, Falling Waters is a bit warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Falling Waters

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Antietam National Battlefield
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Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, and then view the masterpieces at The Silver Garden Silversmiths and Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hilton Head day trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Falling Waters to Hilton Head. Traveling from Falling Waters in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hilton Head, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Speed Boats Tours

1
day
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 4th (Wed), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Scottsdale trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hilton Head to Scottsdale takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Hilton Head to Scottsdale due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hilton Head in September: high temperatures in Scottsdale hover around 43°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Phoenix
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Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum

2
nights
Lahaina, Maui

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kahekili Beach Park and Zipline. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maui On Metal and Lahaina Front Street. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Kihei (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's much more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lahaina day trip site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Scottsdale to Lahaina in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Scottsdale to Lahaina is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Scottsdale in September, you will find days in Lahaina are a bit cooler (35°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kihei, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Parasailing & Paragliding
Kahekili Beach Park ©
Kahekili Beach Park

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 8th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and then stroll through Kahaluu Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planner .

You can 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 and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Kahaluu Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm
Kahaluu Beach ©
Kahaluu Beach

1
day
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): trek along Pacific Valley Bluff Trail and then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur tour builder .

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Big Sur takes 10 hours. Traveling from Kailua-Kona to Big Sur, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kailua-Kona in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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.
On the 11th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, get great views at Tunnel View, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online journey builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Big Sur in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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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 13th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, make a trip to Canyon Road, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and finally explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip builder app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Santa Fe by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Santa Fe is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect Santa Fe to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
The Harrell House Bug Museum ©
The Harrell House Bug Museum
River Rafting & Tubing

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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 15th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Santa Fe to Yellowstone National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. While traveling from Santa Fe, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pine Ridge.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail

1
day
Pine Ridge

Pine Ridge
Pine Ridge is a census-designated place and the most populous community in Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota, United States. For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pine Ridge travel planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yellowstone National Park to Pine Ridge. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Pine Ridge: highs are around 30°C and lows about 10°C. You'll set off for Custer on the 17th (Tue).

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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 18th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Art Expressions, explore the galleries of Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, then cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, and finally admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail, then take in the exciting artwork at Insideout, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Custer trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Pine Ridge to Custer in 2 hours. Traveling from Pine Ridge in September, you will find days in Custer are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Presidential Trail, Insideout, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Little Village Gifts, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, and then identify plant and animal life at Shore Path.

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

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Bar Harbor takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Custer in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bar Harbor, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Cadillac Mountain
Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain

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