29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
4
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  9​h
5
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  12​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
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bodie State Historic Park and Sentinel Dome. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Tunnel View. Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, and see a world frozen in time at Bodie.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip app .

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 when traveling from Sydney to Yosemite National Park is minus 18 hours. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

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

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles vacation planning site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lamar Valley and Grand Prismatic Spring. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Faithful and Artist Point. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trout Lake Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Yellowstone National Park trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, things will get much colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 9°C and lows about -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City travel route planner .

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. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

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
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

2
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Canyon Road and Santa Fe Plaza are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Loretto Chapel and Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Chimayo (Santo Nino Chapel & El Santuario de Chimayo). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, view the masterpieces at Monroe Gallery, wander the streets of Barrio de Analco, and see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santa Fe trip tool .

Getting from New York City to Santa Fe by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Santa Fe is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from New York City in October, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chimayo, Tesuque Glassworks
Highlights from your plan
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. On the 23rd (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. It doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Santa Fe in October since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Kahaluu Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park in Honaunau (about 42 minutes away). There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Kailua-Kona in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Kailua-Kona is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Kailua-Kona hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Relax by the water at Kahekili Beach Park and Napili Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zipline and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Wailea Beach (in Wailea) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street and make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina journey maker website .

You can 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 October, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

4
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 Swim with Dolphins and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Battleship Missouri Memorial and Iolani Palace will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Kailua to see Kailua Beach Park about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu trip planner .

Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. 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 Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kailua Beach Park, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace

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