52 days in United States Itinerary

52 days in United States Itinerary

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52 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Devonport
Fly:  22​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Wellfleet
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Devonport

3
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 Ehukai Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Visiting Waikiki Beach and Waimea Bay will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip maker app .

Devonport, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Devonport to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Devonport in September: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Haleiwa, Ehukai Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

4
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.
Get outdoors at Kulanaokuaiki Campground and Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Venture out of the city with trips to Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe) and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Pu'u Huluhulu trail, Volcano Art Center, & more).

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilo visit planner .

You can fly from Honolulu to Hilo in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hilo, with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hilo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail ©
Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail
Sulphur Banks ©
Sulphur Banks

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 outdoors at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Kahaluu Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Papakōlea Green Sand Beach and Mahukona Beach Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Upolu Point (in Hawi), Anaehoomalu (in Waikoloa) and Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae). It doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manini Kapahukapu Beach.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona vacation planner.

Getting from Hilo to Kailua-Kona by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Puukohola National Historic Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Manini Kapahukapu Beach, Kahaluu Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Swim with Dolphins
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach

6
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.
Get outdoors at North Kaibab Trail and Rim Trail. Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. On the 3rd (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, hike along Tanner Trail, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kailua-Kona to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in October, things will get cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 22°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

5
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 Mount Washburn and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Spend the 11th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, hike along Artist Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 9°C and lows at -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Narwhal Yacht Charters and Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel are in your itinerary. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Lido Beach in Lido Beach, about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, make a trip to Ellis Island, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the New York City holiday website .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, things will get much hotter in New York City: highs are around 24°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Wellfleet.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Lido Beach, Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

4
nights
Wellfleet

Wellfleet ©
Wellfleet is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, and is located halfway between the "tip" and "elbow" of Cape Cod. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cape Cod National Seashore and Nauset Light Beach. Get outdoors at Nauset Beach and Corn Hill Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wellfleet: Chatham Lighthouse Beach (in Chatham), Old Silver Beach (in Falmouth) and Captain Bangs Hallet House Museum (in Yarmouth Port). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Marconi Beach, stroll through Corporation Beach, and explore and take pictures at First Encounter Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Wellfleet trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from New York City to Wellfleet takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Wellfleet to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Wellfleet

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Eastham, Cape Cod National Seashore, Nauset Beach, Corporation Beach, Corn Hill Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Marconi Beach ©
Marconi Beach

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Nicholas Canyon Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Will Rogers State Beach and Santa Monica Bay. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Playa Del Rey Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Cabrillo Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Wellfleet to Los Angeles in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In October, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Wellfleet - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Nicholas Canyon Beach, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

6
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 Tuolumne Meadows. Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. The adventure continues: hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip app .

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Twin Peaks and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Change things up with a short trip to Pacifica State Beach in Pacifica (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, stroll through Baker Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco visit planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are warmer (12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pacifica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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