36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
4
Moab
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
6
Custer
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
7
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
9
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Swim with Dolphins will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, experience rural life at Greenwell Farms, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona online road trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Kailua-Kona is minus 15 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Greenwell Farms, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
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 6th (Fri), take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, then take in the pleasant sights at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at Jagger Museum, stroll through Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and then explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hilo journey builder app .

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Hilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hilo, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

4
nights
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Get outdoors at Napili Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore hidden gems such as Wailea Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore Kihei's surroundings by going to Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court & Zipline). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hilo to Kihei takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailea Beach, Helicopter Tours, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

3
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Canyonlands National Park and Colorado National Monument. Get outdoors at Delicate Arch and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. It doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Moab travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kihei to Moab by combination of flight and car takes about 12 hours. Other options: fly. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Kihei to Moab due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kihei in September, things will get little chillier in Moab: highs are around 34°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Delicate Arch, Colorado National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Prismatic Spring and Grand Teton. Escape the urban bustle at Lamar Valley and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Moab in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be colder, temps between 18°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

2
nights
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 20th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail, and then cruise along Iron Mountain Road.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Custer trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Custer in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: high temperatures in Custer hover around 25°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Keystone
Highlights from your plan
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get outdoors at Clingmans Dome and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Tuckaleechee Caverns. Step out of Gatlinburg with an excursion to Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, have some family-friendly fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Gatlinburg takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Custer to Gatlinburg. Traveling from Custer in September, expect Gatlinburg to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Tuckaleechee Caverns, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

3
nights
Hilton Head

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Coligny Beach and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Speed Boats Tours and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews and tourist information, use the Hilton Head road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Hilton Head takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Gatlinburg in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hilton Head, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Fishing Charters & Tours
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Get outdoors at Bahia Honda State Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin Research Center and Seven Mile Bridge. Go for a jaunt from Marathon to Key Largo to see John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach and look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon holiday builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hilton Head to Marathon in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hilton Head in September, with highs in Marathon at 38°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

4
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fort Zachary Taylor. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Key West road trip site .

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park

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