36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
2
Moab
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Branson
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
6
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
8
Newport
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
9
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  10​h 45​min
10
Custer
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
11
Cody
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
13
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
14
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
15
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  17​h 30​min
End: Newcastle

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Kaniakapupu Ruins and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe), Opana Radar Site (in Kawela Bay) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, make a trip to Battleship Missouri Memorial, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu sightseeing site .

Newcastle, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. When traveling from Newcastle in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Honolulu: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Shark Diving, Opana Radar Site, Byodo-In Temple, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Byodo-In Temple ©
Byodo-In Temple
Opana Radar Site ©
Opana Radar Site

1
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Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Double Down Bike Shop, and then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park. Keep things going the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Moab travel planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Moab by flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in September, expect cooler with lows of 15°C in Moab. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Double Down Bike Shop ©
Double Down Bike Shop
River Rafting & Tubing

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, explore the galleries of San Miguel Chapel, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then don't miss a visit to Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Keshi, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of El Santuario de Chimayo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Nino Chapel.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Santa Fe in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September in Santa Fe, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chimayo
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum

1
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Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, then examine the collection at Titanic Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Bonniebrook Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, identify plant and animal life at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, and then head outdoors with Anglers Advantage.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Branson travel planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Branson by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Branson due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Branson. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Table Rock Lake, Thorncrown Chapel, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park ©
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Nashville National Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, then explore the galleries of Carnton, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Branson to Nashville takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In September in Nashville, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Franklin, Nashville National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Carnton ©
Carnton
Nashville National Cemetery ©
Nashville National Cemetery
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

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nights
Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, enjoy the sea views from Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, and finally contemplate the long history of Olde Pink House.

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Fly from Nashville to Savannah in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Savannah. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nashville in September since evenings lows in Savannah dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

1
night
Key West

Key West ©
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 17th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Dry Tortugas National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Savannah to Key West takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Savannah in September, Key West is a bit warmer at night with lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Newport.

Things to do in Key West

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Newport

Newport ©
With coastline on the west, south, and east, Newport is a maritime city with a rich history.
On the 19th (Sun), admire the striking features of The Elms, then see the interesting displays at The Breakers, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Drive Historic District, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Marble House. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cliff Walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Seapowet Marsh and Point Fishing Area, then identify plant and animal life at Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally explore and take pictures at Beavertail Lighthouse and Park.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Newport route planning site .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Newport takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Key West in September, plan for slightly colder days in Newport, with highs around 27°C, while nights are colder with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Seapowet Marsh and Point Fishing Area, Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
Highlights from your plan
The Elms ©
The Elms
Beavertail Lighthouse and Park ©
Beavertail Lighthouse and Park
Marble House ©
Marble House

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. On the 21st (Tue), explore and take pictures at Park Loop Road, then look for all kinds of wild species at Charlotte Rhoades Garden and Butterfly Park, then take a peaceful walk through Indian Point Blagden Preserve, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Mount Desert Island, see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, then examine the collection at Abbe Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor road trip planner .

Drive from Newport to Bar Harbor in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from Newport in September, Bar Harbor is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum, Indian Point Blagden Preserve, Charlotte Rhoades Garden and Butterfly Park
Highlights from your plan
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Abbe Museum ©
Abbe Museum

1
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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, identify plant and animal life at Bismark Lake Campground, then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, and finally take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Presidential Trail, identify plant and animal life at Windcross Conservancy, then get a new perspective on nature at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, and finally hike along Sunday Gulch Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Custer route maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Bar Harbor to Custer takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Bar Harbor to Custer is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bar Harbor in September since evenings lows in Custer dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Cody.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Presidential Trail, Windcross Conservancy, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Windcross Conservancy ©
Windcross Conservancy

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Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Old Trail Town, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Plains Indian, then get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum, then see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, get outside with River Runners, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Paul Stock Nature Trail, and finally explore the world behind art at Whitney Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cody trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Cody in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daily temperatures in Cody can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Falls, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Artist Point, get great views at Lookout Point, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, and finally hike along North Rim Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip builder site .

Getting from Cody to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Cody - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
North Rim Trail ©
North Rim Trail
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 29th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Teton Raptor Center, admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, then stroll through Amphitheater Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Blacktail Ponds Overlook.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole trip builder app .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Jackson Hole are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Teton Raptor Center ©
Teton Raptor Center

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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.
On the 1st (Fri), steep yourself in history at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Jackson Hole to Kailua-Kona takes 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Jackson Hole in October, things will get much hotter in Kailua-Kona: highs are around 35°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Kanaloa Octopus Farm ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kahekili Beach Park and Haleakala Highway (Crater Road). Maui On Metal and Village Galleries in Lahaina will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Kihei (Kalepolepo Beach Park, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, & more) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Honolua Bay, kick back and relax at Napili Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and view the masterpieces at Lahaina Printsellers.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daytime highs in Lahaina are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kihei, Maui, Haleakala Crater, Maui Ocean Center, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Honolua Bay ©
Honolua Bay
Kahekili Beach Park ©
Kahekili Beach Park

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