25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
3
Page
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + taxi + bus + taxi + bus:  6​h
4
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h
5
Custer
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
7
Poipu, Kauai
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wailea Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Get outdoors at Zipline and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from Lahaina with a short trip to Haleakala Crater in Haleakala National Park, about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahaina online journey planner .

Sydney, Australia to Lahaina is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 20 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Lahaina reach 35°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Haleakala Crater, Scuba & Snorkeling, Wailea Beach
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Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
On the 5th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, then don't miss a visit to Saddle Road, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally examine the collection at Jagger Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Hilo online holiday maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Hilo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September in Hilo, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum, Saddle Road
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Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum

3
nights
Page

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Glen Canyon Dam Overlook. Take a break from the city and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. When in Page, make a side trip to see Inspiration Point in Bryce Canyon National Park, approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Page trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Page takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hilo to Page is 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hilo in September since evenings lows in Page dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon National Park
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Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and New Mexico History Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of International Folk Art and Palace of the Governors. When in Santa Fe, make a side trip to see Rio Grande Gorge Bridge in Taos, approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Page to Santa Fe in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Page in September: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 31°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors

3
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Get outdoors at Sylvan Lake and Presidential Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Needles Eye Tunnel. Explore Custer's surroundings by going to Big Thunder Gold Mine (in Keystone) and Mount Moriah Cemetery (in Deadwood). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road and admire all the interesting features of Wildlife Loop Road.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Custer travel site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Santa Fe to Custer in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, things will get slightly colder in Custer: highs are around 25°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Keystone, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Mount Moriah Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Upper Geyser Basin and Artist Point. Step out of the city life by going to Horseback Riding Tours and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Custer to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Custer in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 18°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Horseback Riding Tours

5
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Get outdoors at Na Pali Coast State Park and Hanalei Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shipwreck Beach and Wailua Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Poipu: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tunnels Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, walk around Poipu Beach Park, and explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Poipu trip tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Poipu takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Poipu, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Poipu is much warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailua Falls, Na Pali Coast State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park, Hanalei Beach, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach

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