30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
2
Custer
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h 45​min
3
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Nantucket
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
5
Homer
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
6
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Artist Point and Upper Geyser Basin. Take a break from the city and head to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park day trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Melbourne to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

3
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Get in touch with nature at Wind Cave National Park and Iron Mountain Road. Explore hidden gems such as Black Hills National Forest and Sylvan Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Custer: Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs) and Presidential Trail (in Keystone). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, trek along Sunday Gulch Trail, admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Custer driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Custer in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August; daily highs in Custer reach 29°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Black Hills, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Wind Cave National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park

4
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Little Hunters Beach and Acadia National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Park Loop Road and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Shore Path, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, and don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bar Harbor trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Bar Harbor in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Custer to Bar Harbor is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Custer in August since evenings lows in Bar Harbor dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Indian Point Blagden Preserve, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain

3
nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Get some historical perspective at Sankaty Head Lighthouse and Unitarian Universalist Meeting House Nantucket. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cisco Beach and Madaket Beach. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Whaling Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfside Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Milestone Bog, and stroll through Nobadeer.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nantucket online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Bar Harbor to Nantucket in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Bar Harbor in August, Nantucket is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Homer.

Things to do in Nantucket

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Cisco Brewers ©
Cisco Brewers
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse

2
nights
Homer

Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Appreciate the collections at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and Norman Lowell Studio & Gallery. Visit Bishop's Beach Park and Homer Spit for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Homer to Ninilchik to see Fishing Charters & Tours about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Anchor River State Recreation Area, examine the collection at Pratt Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Homer sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Nantucket to Homer takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Nantucket to Homer due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nantucket in August, with highs in Homer at 20°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Homer

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Anchor River State Recreation Area, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Photography Tours
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit

3
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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 Kilauea Iki Trailhead and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Jagger Museum and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Waialea Beach (in Waimea), Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu) and Punalu‘U Beach (in Pahala). It doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona online trip builder .

Fly from Homer to Kailua-Kona in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Homer to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Homer in August; daily highs in Kailua-Kona reach 36°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Jagger Museum, Waialea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Kailua Beach Park. Let the collections at USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Shark Diving (in Haleiwa). It doesn't end there: step aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial and contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu travel planner.

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kailua, Shark Diving
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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