28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  20​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 + bus:  9​h
3
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
5
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
6
Sedona
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
7
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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 Tunnel View. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Mono Lake County Park. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 20.5-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. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Upper Geyser Basin. Get outdoors at Old Faithful and Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and stroll through Artist Point.

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Getting from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: 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 a bit cooler, around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Times Square.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, New York City is warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shore Path and Park Loop Road. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island, and enjoy the sea views from Egg Rock Light.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor tour website .

Getting from New York City to Bar Harbor by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Bar Harbor is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Acadia National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, then examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, and finally wander the streets of Barrio de Analco.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Santa Fe trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bar Harbor to Santa Fe in 12.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Bar Harbor to Santa Fe, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bar Harbor in October: highs in Santa Fe hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Walnut Canyon National Monument and Renee Taylor Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oak Creek Canyon and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, stroll through Airport Mesa, trek along Devil's Bridge Trail, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

Plan trip to Sedona with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Santa Fe to Sedona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, things will get a bit warmer in Sedona: highs are around 29°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Walnut Canyon National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

2
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea and enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona journey planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Sedona to Kailua-Kona in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Kailua-Kona is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Sedona in November, expect nights in Kailua-Kona to be warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Kahaluu Beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea

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.
Get in touch with nature at Kahekili Beach Park and Napili Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Wailea Beach and Zipline. Take a break from Lahaina with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Kihei, about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore hidden gems such as Kailua Beach Park and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Appreciate the collections at USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Honolulu online trip planner .

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. In November in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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