25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
2
Poipu, Kauai
— 4 nights
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
4
Sedona
— 4 nights
5
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights

4
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Punalu‘U Beach and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Rainbow Falls. Take a break from Kailua-Kona with a short trip to Akaka Falls State Park in Hilo, about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Greenwell Farms, take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona journey planner.

Mumbai, India to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 15.5 hours. When traveling from Mumbai in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kailua-Kona: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hilo, Greenwell Farms, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Punalu‘U Beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
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Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©

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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. Visiting Wailua Falls and Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Na Pali Coast State Park and Kalalau Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Poipu: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa), Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Ninini Point Lighthouse Cache Site (in Lihue). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Shipwreck Beach, steep yourself in history at Old Kaloa Sugar Mill, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and stroll around Poipu Beach Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Poipu trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Poipu in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kauai, Lihue, Kayaking & Canoeing, Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, Waimea Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach

4
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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.
Relax by the water at Wailea Beach and Napili Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kapalua Beach and Lahaina Front Street. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery (in Kula), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lahaina day trip app.

Getting from Poipu to Lahaina by flight takes about 4 hours. In October in Lahaina, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery, Wailea Beach, Haleakala Crater, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kapalua Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

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nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get in touch with nature at Devil's Bridge Trail and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Explore hidden gems such as Painted Desert and Oak Creek Canyon. Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to Bearizona Wildlife Park (in Williams) and Flagstaff (Walnut Canyon National Monument & Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, don't miss a visit to Sedona Airport Overlook, and hike along Broken Arrow Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Sedona road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Sedona takes 11.5 hours. Traveling from Lahaina to Sedona, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lahaina in October; daily highs in Sedona reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro, Bearizona Wildlife Park, Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

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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 22nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at ten thousand waves and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe travel route builder website.

Getting from Sedona to Santa Fe by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in October: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lamar Valley and Grand Prismatic Spring. Take a break from the city and head to Artist Point and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Explore Yellowstone National Park's surroundings by going to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (in West Yellowstone) and Big Sky Resort (in Big Sky). It doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip website.

Do a combination of flight and car from Santa Fe to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and car. While traveling from Santa Fe, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. On the 27th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Big Sky Resort
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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