32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
4
Custer
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h 45​min
5
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
6
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  12​h
7
Moab
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
8
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Christchurch

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kahekili Beach Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, kick back and relax at Napili Beach, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip builder site .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Lahaina is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 22 hours traveling from Christchurch to Lahaina. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Christchurch in July, with highs in Lahaina at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kihei, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kahekili Beach Park ©
Kahekili Beach Park

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Explore hidden gems such as Swim with Dolphins and Fishing Charters & Tours. Go for a jaunt from Kailua-Kona to Hilo to see Rainbow Falls about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona online route planner .

You can fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Puako, Rainbow Falls, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Midway Geyser Basin and Upper Geyser Basin. Get outdoors at Artist Point and S Rim Trail. Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Gardiner and see Horseback Riding Tours, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Spend the 28th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser, get great views at Observation Point Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online day trip planner .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 4°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Black Hills National Forest and Iron Mountain Road. Get outdoors at Presidential Trail and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Go for a jaunt from Custer to Buffalo Gap to see Windcross Conservancy about 44 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring the underground world of Jewel Cave National Monument. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, steep yourself in history at Peter Norbeck Visitors Center, admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and cruise along Wildlife Loop Road.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Custer journey planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Custer takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Custer reach 31°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Presidential Trail, Windcross Conservancy, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Jewel Cave National Monument ©
Jewel Cave National Monument

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Gorham Mountain Trail and Great Head Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Land Bridge to Bar Island and Indian Point Blagden Preserve. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Acadia National Park. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Park Loop Road, take in nature's colorful creations at Asticou Azalea Garden, head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, and identify plant and animal life at Shore Path.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Bar Harbor in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Custer in August, Bar Harbor is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Indian Point Blagden Preserve, Asticou Azalea Garden
Highlights from your plan
Great Head Trail ©
Great Head Trail
Acadia National Park ©
Acadia National Park
Gorham Mountain Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail

2
nights
Hilton Head

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Burkes Beach. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Speed Boats Tours. There's much more to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hilton Head trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Bar Harbor to Hilton Head takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bar Harbor in August, expect Hilton Head to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get outdoors at Colorado National Monument and Delicate Arch. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Park Avenue Trail and Double Down Bike Shop. Make the 12th (Wed) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Moab vacation website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Hilton Head to Moab in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Hilton Head to Moab. Traveling from Hilton Head in August, plan for little chillier nights in Moab, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Colorado National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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 out of the city life by going to Bridalveil Fall and Glacier Point. Change things up with a short trip to Food Tours in San Francisco (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, get great views at Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Yosemite National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Moab to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Moab in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Food Tours
Highlights from your plan
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center ©

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