25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  11 h 30 min
3
Sedona
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  7 h 45 min
4
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 15 min
5
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
6
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
7
St. Augustine, Florida
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  11 h 30 min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Fishing Charters & Tours. Visiting Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Saddle Road will get you outdoors. There's more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip itinerary app .

Melbourne, Australia to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -20 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in July; daily highs in Kailua-Kona reach 35°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Helicopter Tours, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visiting Devil's Bridge Trail and Painted Desert will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Airport Mesa. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon and take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Lahaina to Sedona takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Lahaina to Sedona. While traveling from Lahaina, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get in touch with nature at Clingmans Dome and River Rafting & Tubing. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tennessee Homemade Wines and Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine. Venture out of the city with trips to Zipline (in Hartford) and Cades Cove (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and catch some excitement at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Gatlinburg takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Gatlinburg is 2 hours. When traveling from Sedona in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Gatlinburg: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Marco Island.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Hartford
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

2
nights
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Marco Island online day trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Gatlinburg to Marco Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Gatlinburg in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Marco Island, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, then examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and finally kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, stroll through Key West Garden Club, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Key West day trip planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Marco Island to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Marco Island in July, with lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Garden Club ©
Key West Garden Club

2
nights
St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. On the 16th (Thu), sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, then kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach, then enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and finally gain insight at Flagler College.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Key West to St. Augustine in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Key West in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 28°C in St. Augustine. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
St. Augustine Distillery ©
St. Augustine Distillery

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Mount Washburn. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Artist Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, and identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning app .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from St. Augustine to Yellowstone National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Traveling from St. Augustine to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Augustine in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 4°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Yosemite Falls and Tioga Pass. Visiting Glacier Point and Panorama Trail will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, walk around Mariposa Grove, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In July, Yosemite National Park is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 33°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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