23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
3
New York City
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Sedona
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 45​min
7
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Tue), make a trip to Olmsted Point and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally hike along Panorama Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Sydney to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then stroll through Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are about the same (-4°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to New York City by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect New York City to be much warmer, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

1
night
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Canyonlands National Park.

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Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Moab takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Moab. Traveling from New York City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Moab, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend. Here are some ideas for day two: see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, then have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Page trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Moab to Page in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Moab in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Page, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Photography Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock and then explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona online tour planner .

You can drive from Page to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Step out of Kailua-Kona to go to Honaunau and see Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, and explore and take pictures at Greenwell Farms.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona journey builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Sedona to Kailua-Kona takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Kailua-Kona is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sedona in October; daily highs in Kailua-Kona reach 35°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Greenwell Farms, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lahaina trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 discover tucked-away gems like Swim with Dolphins and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Visit Battleship Missouri Memorial and USS Arizona Memorial for their historical value. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Shark Diving (in Haleiwa), Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, trek along Diamond Head State Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and explore the galleries of Iolani Palace.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Honolulu road trip planner .

Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: 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. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Swim with Dolphins, Polynesian Cultural Center, Shark Diving
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Swim with Dolphins
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

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