36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Key West
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
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Sedona
— 4 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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Koloa, Kauai
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Key West

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to The Turtle Hospital and Dry Tortugas National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin Research Center and Key West Cemetery. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, cast your line with a fishing tour, don't miss a visit to Truman Little White House, and take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Key West day trip planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Key West is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to Key West due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Key West hover around 35°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Faithful and Grand Teton. Get in touch with nature at Lamar Valley and Grand Prismatic Spring. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park tour planning app.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Yellowstone National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Key West in October, expect Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, temps between 9°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step out of the city life by going to Canyonlands National Park and Delicate Arch. Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Dead Horse Point State Park. Go for a jaunt from Moab to Canyonlands National Park to see Neck Spring about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Moab online travel planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Moab by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, you will find days in Moab are warmer (25°C), and nights are a bit warmer (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 3 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zion National Park and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Step out of the city life by going to The Narrows and Angel's Landing.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planner.

Drive from Moab to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Moab in November, expect nights in Zion National Park to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Sedona.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Sedona

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visiting Bell Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Devil's Bridge Trail and West Fork Oak Creek Trail. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Broken Arrow Trail, explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, trek along Airport Mesa, and explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sedona vacation builder site.

You can fly from Zion National Park to Sedona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Zion National Park in November, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Lahaina, Maui

— 4 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Zipline and Parasailing & Paragliding. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Wailea Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Maui Tropical Plantation (in Wailuku), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Kamaole Beach Park II (in Kihei). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Kapalua Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, and walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip maker site.

Getting from Sedona to Lahaina by flight takes about 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Lahaina is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Lahaina, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can fly to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

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 (Sun), pick up some local products at Hilo Farmers Market, then take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally examine the collection at Jagger Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, then admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hilo tour itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Lahaina to Hilo in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

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.
Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Saddle Road, take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay).

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Traveling by car from Hilo to Kailua-Kona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to fly to Koloa.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Koloa, Kauai

— 4 nights
Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Get outdoors at Na Pali Coast State Park and Kalalau Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wailua Falls and Kauai Coffee Company. Get out of town with these interesting Koloa side-trips: Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea), Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, and hike along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Koloa trip maker website.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Koloa in 2.5 hours. In November in Koloa, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Koloa

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Koko Crater Railway Trail and Lanikai Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Photography Tours and Manoa Falls. Step out of Honolulu to go to Haleiwa and see Shark Diving, which is approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, take a tour of Battleship Missouri Memorial, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Koloa to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.