26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
3
Custer
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Savannah
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
5
Santa Fe
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
8
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bodie State Historic Park and Yosemite Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and Mono Lake County Park. There's much more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Mono Lake County Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hayden Valley and Grand Prismatic Spring. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Artist Point and Upper Geyser Basin. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be about the same, around -4°C, while days are little chillier, around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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 7th (Mon): cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, contemplate the long history of Peter Norbeck Visitors Center, then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Rankin Ridge Nature Trail, then Head underground at Wind Cave National Park, then admire all the interesting features of Windcross Conservancy, and finally learn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Custer travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Custer takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In October, Custer is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 16°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wind Cave National Park, Windcross Conservancy, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

1
night
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 9th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, then enjoy the sea views from Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally stroll through Forsyth Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah trip builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Savannah in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Custer in October, things will get warmer in Savannah: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

1
day
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 11th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, and finally admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe road trip app .

Fly from Savannah to Santa Fe in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Savannah to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Savannah in October, expect Santa Fe to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza

1
night
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 12th (Sat), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Moab trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Santa Fe to Moab in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Moab sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): hike along Rim Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park journey maker website .

Getting from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Moab in October, things will get slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 22°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, then immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and then kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Kailua-Kona takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Kailua-Kona. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Kailua-Kona, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kahaluu Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
On the 18th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Kahekili Beach Park, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lahaina tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daytime highs in Lahaina are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Shark Diving and Kailua Beach Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie), Sharks Cove (in Pupukea) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae). There's much more to do: trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. October in Honolulu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sharks Cove, Kailua Beach Park, Swim with Dolphins, Shark Diving, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Shark Diving
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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