36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 30 min
2
Sedona
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  11 h 45 min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  12 h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 15 min
8
Savannah
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Mexico City

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, then steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe trip planning site .

Mexico City, Mexico to Santa Fe is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Mexico City in June, expect nights in Santa Fe to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Highlights from your plan
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

6
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wupatki National Monument and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Escape the urban bustle at Airport Mesa and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sedona: Painted Desert (in Petrified Forest National Park), Bearizona Wildlife Park (in Williams) and Lowell Observatory (in Flagstaff). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Devil's Bridge Trail, explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, and explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona route app .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santa Fe to Sedona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sedona, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Painted Desert, Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Punalu‘U Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu) and Hilo (Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls State Park, & more). There's more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sedona to Kailua-Kona takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Kailua-Kona is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Sedona in July, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Kailua-Kona: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kapalua Beach and Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery. Take a break from the city and head to Wailea Beach and Napili Beach. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei). Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina tour website .

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. July in Lahaina sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery, Kapalua Beach, Haleakala Crater, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

5
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get some historical perspective at USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kailua Beach Park and Lanikai Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe), Shark Diving (in Haleiwa) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read Honolulu tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. July in Honolulu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Byodo-In Temple, Shark Diving, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

4
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.
Visiting Tuolumne Meadows and Sentinel Dome will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Tioga Pass and Tunnel View. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and hike along Wawona Meadow.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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.
Visiting Hayden Valley and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Artist Point and Grand Prismatic Spring. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Horseback Riding Tours in Gardiner--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Purple Mountain Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 26°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace and Olde Pink House. Get some historical perspective at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum and Fort Pulaski National Monument. Get out of town with these interesting Savannah side-trips: Hilton Head (Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more). There's more to do: stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery and walk around Forsyth Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Savannah holiday app .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Savannah by combination of car and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Savannah: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum