47 days in United States Itinerary

47 days in United States Itinerary

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47 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
4
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Page
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + taxi + bus + taxi + bus:  6​h
6
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Key West
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Marathon
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
9
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
10
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
11
Custer
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
12
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Shark Diving will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Kailua Beach Park and Lanikai Beach. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Kaneohe to see Byodo-In Temple about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Koko Crater Railway Trail, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Melbourne to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Honolulu reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Shark Diving, Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Byodo-In Temple ©
Byodo-In Temple
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wailea Beach and Napili Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kihei (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Lahaina are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Haleakala Crater, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Wailea Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Take a break from the city and head to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Hilo (Akaka Falls State Park & Rainbow Falls) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waikoloa). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Greenwell Farms, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona holiday website .

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Hilo, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Greenwell Farms, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

3
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get outdoors at Colorado National Monument and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Delicate Arch and Tunnel Arch. On the 3rd (Tue), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Canyonlands National Park. The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

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Do a combination of flight and car from Kailua-Kona to Moab in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, train, and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Kailua-Kona to Moab due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Kailua-Kona in September since evenings lows in Moab dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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.
On the 6th (Fri), see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Page trip planner.

Drive from Moab to Page in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Moab in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Page, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Page

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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.
New Mexico History Museum and Santa Fe Plaza are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and Museum of International Folk Art. Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Ghost Town (in Cerrillos) and Taos (Rio Grande Gorge Bridge & Taos Pueblo). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Mama's Minerals, contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Santa Fe trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Page to Santa Fe in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Page in September, expect Santa Fe to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Taos, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Ghost Town
Highlights from your plan
Museum of International Folk Art ©
Museum of International Folk Art
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum

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 some historical perspective at Key West Cemetery and Fort Zachary Taylor. Take a break from the city and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and cruise along The Overseas Highway.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Key West itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Santa Fe to Key West in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. While traveling from Santa Fe, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Key West, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin Research Center. Step out of Marathon with an excursion to Fishing Charters & Tours in Islamorada--about 40 minutes away. It doesn't end there: snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge and look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Marathon trip planner .

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Visiting Speed Boats Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head road trip website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Marathon to Hilton Head in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Marathon in September, expect Hilton Head to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sea Pines Forest Preserve ©
Sea Pines Forest Preserve
Fishing Charters & Tours
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

5
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to Roaring Fork and 7D Dark Ride Adventure. Get some cultural insight at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and Tennessee Homemade Wines. Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Clingmans Dome, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, & more) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Bryson City). There's lots more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, try out the rides at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and admire all the interesting features of Blue Ridge Pkwy.

For more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg road trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hilton Head to Gatlinburg takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hilton Head in September since evenings lows in Gatlinburg dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jewel Cave National Monument and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Take a break from the city and head to Iron Mountain Road and Windcross Conservancy. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, and admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Custer road trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Custer in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Gatlinburg to Custer, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Custer is a bit cooler than Gatlinburg - with highs of 25°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Windcross Conservancy, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

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.
Get outdoors at Artist Point and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Explore hidden gems such as Upper Geyser Basin and Big Sky Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Yellowstone National Park: Horseback Riding Tours (in Gardiner) and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (in West Yellowstone). There's more to do: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park holiday builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Custer to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Custer in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 18°C and lows at 0°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Sky Resort, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Horseback Riding Tours

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