45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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45 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Juneau
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h
7
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Page
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
Moab
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  12​h
11
Hilton Head
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  9​h 15​min
12
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Edinburgh

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 Grand Prismatic Spring and Old Faithful will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Artist Point. Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Artists’ Paintpots, contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Edinburgh, UK to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car. Traveling from Edinburgh to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in October, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

1
night
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Treadwell Historic Mine Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Pack Creek.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Juneau online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Juneau takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Juneau due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Juneau when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
Pack Creek ©
Pack Creek

2
nights
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.
Visit Kahekili Beach Park and Napili Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Wailea Beach and Zipline will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Lahaina to Kihei to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahaina day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Juneau to Lahaina takes 12.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Juneau to Lahaina due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Juneau in October; daily highs in Lahaina reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

4
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.
Visit Kailua Beach Park and Lanikai Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Swim with Dolphins and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, see the interesting displays at Iolani Palace, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manoa Falls.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu travel planner.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kailua, Pele's Chair, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Swim with Dolphins
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

5
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Kahaluu Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Punalu‘U Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau), Rainbow Falls (in Hilo) and Waialea Beach (in Waimea). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona online itinerary planner .

Getting from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Punalu‘U Beach, Rainbow Falls, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Kahaluu Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castello di Amorosa and Muir Woods National Monument. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Bodega Dunes. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Twin Peaks, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel planning app .

Fly from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in October, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bodega Dunes, Muir Woods National Monument, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get outdoors at Oak Creek Canyon and Bell Rock. Step off the beaten path and head to Bearizona Wildlife Park and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Spend the 5th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sedona trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Sedona by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Sedona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sedona, with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Walnut Canyon National Monument, Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

5
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. Visiting Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park travel planner.

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and Photography Tours. Get in touch with nature at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Antelope Canyon. Get out of town with these interesting Page side-trips: Many Pools Trail (in Zion National Park), Rim Trail (in Bryce Canyon National Park) and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (in Kanab).

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Page online holiday builder .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 4°C in Page. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bryce Canyon National Park, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Many Pools Trail, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

5
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Explore hidden gems such as Colorado National Monument and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and Dead Horse Point State Park. Take a break from Moab with a short trip to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, about 38 minutes away. On the 18th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. There's lots more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Turret Arch, and trek along Hidden Valley Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Moab, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Page to Moab by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Page in November, expect little chillier with lows of -1°C in Moab. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Colorado National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Colorado National Monument ©
Colorado National Monument
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): kick back and relax at Alder Lane Beach Access, then stroll through Coligny Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hilton Head day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Moab to Hilton Head in 12 hours. Other options are to do a combination of 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 Moab in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Hilton Head: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
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 22nd (Fri): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then cruise along The Overseas Highway. On your second day here, stroll through Fort Zachary Taylor and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Key West road trip planning app .

Getting from Hilton Head to Key West by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. While traveling from Hilton Head, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Key West, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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