26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Hanalei, Kauai
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
4
Page
— 1 night
+2
Fly + shuttle + Drive:  9​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
6
Custer
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  11​h 15​min
7
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  9​h
8
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lahaina trip maker .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lahaina is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 14 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: highs in Lahaina hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Baby Beach, Sprecklesville Area
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

4
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Hanalei Beach and Tunnels Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Hanalei: Spouting Horn (in Poipu), Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Eleele). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Na Pali Coast State Park, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hanalei attractions planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Lahaina to Hanalei takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Na Pali Coast State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park, Spouting Horn, Kayaking & Canoeing, Tunnels Beach
Highlights from your plan
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Tunnels Beach ©
Tunnels Beach

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vernal Fall and Yosemite Falls. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, and trek along Lembert Dome.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Yosemite National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Hanalei in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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.
On the 29th (Wed), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, explore the activities along Marble Canyon, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Page trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Page in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Page: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Marble Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
On the 1st (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's still lots to do: trek along Artist Point, stroll through Trout Lake Trail, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park day trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Page to Yellowstone National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Page in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (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
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Needles Eye Tunnel and Reptile Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Custer: Wind Cave National Park (Rankin Ridge Nature Trail & Wind Cave National Park) and Storybook Island (in Rapid City). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Custer trip builder .

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. In September, Custer is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 25°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wind Cave National Park, Rapid City, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shore Path and Little Hunters Beach. The adventure continues: play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf, step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Echo Lake Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor travel route planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Custer to Bar Harbor in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Custer to Bar Harbor. Traveling from Custer in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Bar Harbor. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
Highlights from your plan
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Echo Lake Beach ©
Echo Lake Beach

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Cades Cove (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). Pack the 11th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, take in the dramatic scenery at Spruce Flats Falls, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip maker website .

Getting from Bar Harbor to Gatlinburg by combination of shuttle, bus, flight, and taxi takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Bar Harbor in September, things will get a bit warmer in Gatlinburg: highs are around 33°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove

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