29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights

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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 outdoors at Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bodie State Historic Park and Sentinel Dome. Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park vacation maker.

Sydney, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Must see
Sentinel Dome
4.9
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Glacier Point
4.9
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El Capitan
4.9

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online road trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in Los Angeles hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
4.1
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Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
4.8

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©

City Different

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 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, make a trip to Canyon Road, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Santa Fe takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you will find days in Santa Fe are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are colder (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Sedona

Sedona ©

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Step out of the city life by going to Oak Creek Canyon and Bell Rock. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sedona trip builder tool.

Getting from Santa Fe to Sedona by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in October: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 29°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bright Angel Trail and Powell Point. Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and North Kaibab Trail will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: hike along South Kaibab Trail and stroll through Rim Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in October, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Must see
Rim Trail
5.0

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
Visiting Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and St. Michael the Archangel Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Akaka Falls State Park). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), stroll through Kahaluu Beach, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona road trip app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Kailua-Kona in 13.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Kailua-Kona are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are much warmer (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©

Crown Jewel of 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.
Visit Ho'okipa Beach Park and Wailea Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Haleakala Crater and Kalepolepo Beach Park. When in Lahaina, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in Kihei, approximately Kihei away. The adventure continues: visit Lahaina Front Street, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, look for gifts at Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Must see
Wailea Beach
4.7

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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Explore hidden gems such as Lanikai Beach and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Step out of Honolulu to go to Waianae and see Swim with Dolphins, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary app.

Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In October in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Lanikai Beach
4.6

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