26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Poipu, Kauai
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
4
Custer
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h 15​min
5
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
7
Marathon
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  10​h 30​min
8
Page
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  12​h
9
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then explore the stunning scenery at Waimea Canyon State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Poipu vacation planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Poipu is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Melbourne to Poipu due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Poipu hover around 35°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Waimea Canyon State Park
Highlights from your plan
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Escape the urban bustle at Haleakala Crater and Big Beach. Visit Ka'anapali Beach and Napili Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Kihei side-trips: Pa'ako Beach (Secret Cove) (in Wailea), Zipline (in Ka'anapali) and Lahaina Front Street (in Lahaina). There's more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kihei road trip planning website .

Getting from Poipu to Kihei by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Haleakala Crater, Pa'ako Beach (Secret Cove), Big Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Artist Point and Old Faithful. Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Kihei to Yellowstone National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In September, Yellowstone National Park is colder than Kihei - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

2
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Take a break from the city and head to Wind Cave National Park and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Black Hills National Forest and Bismark Lake Campground. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Custer: Angostura Recreation Area (in Hot Springs) and Windcross Conservancy (in Buffalo Gap). There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Hills and immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Custer travel route planning website .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Custer by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: high temperatures in Custer hover around 25°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Edgartown.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Windcross Conservancy, Angostura Recreation Area, Black Hills, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Wind Cave National Park
Highlights from your plan
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

2
nights
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard

Edgartown ©
Edgartown is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Menemsha Hills and Lucy Vincent Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Norton Point Beach and Lambert's Cove Beach. When in Edgartown, make a side trip to see Menemsha Public Beach in Menemsha, approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Edgartown tour itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Custer to Edgartown in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Custer to Edgartown, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Edgartown when traveling from Custer in September, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Edgartown

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Chilmark, Lambert's Cove Beach, Menemsha Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Menemsha Hills ©
Menemsha Hills
Menemsha Public Beach ©
Menemsha Public Beach
Lucy Vincent Beach ©
Lucy Vincent Beach

1
night
Hilton Head

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.
On the 1st (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach and then take a stroll through Savannah Historic District. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Driessen Beach Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burkes Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hilton Head driving holiday planning website .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Edgartown to Hilton Head in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Edgartown in October; daily highs in Hilton Head reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Savannah Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

1
day
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Marathon travel route planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Hilton Head to Marathon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hilton Head in October: high temperatures in Marathon hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Page trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Marathon to Page takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Marathon to Page due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Marathon in October, expect nights in Page to be colder, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sentinel Dome and Vernal Fall. Take a break from the city and head to El Capitan and Taft Point. Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Yosemite National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Page to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Page to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Page, 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 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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