33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 1 night
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly to Fresno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Get some historical perspective at USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Step out of Honolulu to go to Laie and see Polynesian Cultural Center, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu travel planner.

San Diego to Honolulu is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in October: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 87°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 1 night

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.
On the 13th (Tue), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina vacation planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Lahaina by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Lahaina are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

America's Wettest City

One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
On the 14th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, and then whizz through the canopy at The Umauma Experience. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hilo online route builder.

You can fly from Lahaina to Hilo in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in October, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 3 nights

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.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then whizz through the canopy at Hawaii Forest and Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Queen's Bath and then stroll through Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Hilo to Kailua-Kona in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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 off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. Get outdoors at Half Dome and Panorama Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

Plan trip to Yosemite National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Kailua-Kona to Yosemite National Park in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kailua-Kona to Yosemite National Park is 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kailua-Kona in October, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 66°F and lows at 28°F. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 47°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like New York Public Library and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New York City tour website.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 70°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Savannah.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Tybee Island Light Station And Museum, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): see the top attractions with Hilton Head Helicopter, trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Savannah trip tool.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Savannah takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in October, expect nights in Savannah to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Key West.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Key West

— 2 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, then take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and finally admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cast your line with a fishing tour.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Key West itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Savannah to Key West takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Savannah in October, with highs in Key West at 86°F and lows at 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

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 3rd (Tue): view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, then don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Santa Fe takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Key West to Santa Fe, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Santa Fe is colder than Key West - with highs of 54°F and lows of 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get in touch with nature at South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. Step off the beaten path and head to Rim Trail and Buck Wild Grand Canyon Hummer Tours. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, go for a walk through Pipe Creek Vista, and contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest.

Before you visit Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of the city life by going to Cathedral Rock and Devil's Bridge Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Bell Rock and Montezuma Castle National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Airport Mesa, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, and cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Sedona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.