44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
3
Sedona
— 3 nights
4
Page
— 3 nights
5
Santa Fe
— 1 night
6
Key West
— 3 nights
7
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
8
New York City
— 4 nights
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
10
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
11
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights

2
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Wailea Beach and Napili Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Lahaina Front Street and Zipline. When in Lahaina, make a side trip to see Scuba & Snorkeling in Kihei, approximately Kihei away. The adventure continues: 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 walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip planning website.

Hobart, Australia to Lahaina is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 20 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in September: high temperatures in Lahaina hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Parasailing & Paragliding, Scuba & Snorkeling, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street

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.
Get in touch with nature at Punalu‘U Beach and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Mauna Kea. Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Rainbow Falls (in Hilo), Jagger Museum (in Volcano) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). There's more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Punalu‘U Beach, Rainbow Falls, Jagger Museum, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedral Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Step out of the city life by going to Oak Creek Canyon and Airport Mesa. Venture out of the city with trips to Bearizona Wildlife Park (in Williams) and Flagstaff (Walnut Canyon National Monument & Wupatki National Monument). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Sedona trip builder app.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Sedona in 12 hours. Traveling from Kailua-Kona to Sedona, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sedona, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Get outdoors at Antelope Canyon and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cape Royal and Photography Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Navajo Bridge in Grand Canyon National Park (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Page holiday planner.

Drive from Sedona to Page in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Cape Royal ©
Cape Royal
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge

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 7th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, thenexplore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at ten thousand waves.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Page to Santa Fe in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Page in October since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Nature Spas
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fort Zachary Taylor and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Museum-lovers will get to explore Truman Little White House and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and stroll through Key West Garden Club.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West driving holiday app.

Getting from Santa Fe to Key West by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Santa Fe in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Key West, with highs around °C, while nights are warmer with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Key West

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

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cades Cove and Clingmans Dome. Get a sense of the local culture at Tennessee Homemade Wines and Little Greenbrier School. Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum (in Maggie Valley), River Rafting & Tubing (in Bryson City) and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky, take a memorable tour with Tours, and enjoy breathtaking views from Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Gatlinburg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Key West in October, you will find days in Gatlinburg are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are cooler (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, River Rafting & Tubing, Blue Ridge Pkwy
Highlights from your plan
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum ©
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Visit 9/11 Memorial and Our Lady of Pompeii for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Getting from Gatlinburg to New York City by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Gatlinburg in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Upper Geyser Basin. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Old Faithful and Lake Butte Overlook. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, and take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yellowstone National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. In October, Yellowstone National Park is cooler than New York City - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yosemite, Tunnel View and Tenaya Lake. Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Battleship Missouri Memorial and Lanikai Beach. Popular historic sites such as USS Arizona Memorial and Byodo-In Temple are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Shark Diving (in Haleiwa), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, browse the exhibits of Iolani Palace, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu trip builder.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Honolulu in 13.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, things will get warmer in Honolulu: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Byodo-In Temple, Shark Diving, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Shark Diving
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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