32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  11​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Get outdoors at Wailua Falls and Hanalei Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Shipwreck Beach and Poipu Beach Park. Explore Poipu's surroundings by going to Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa), Na Pali Coast State Park (in Wainiha) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). It doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Poipu trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Poipu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Poipu. In October, Poipu is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Wailua Falls, Na Pali Coast State Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Hanalei Beach, Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Explore hidden gems such as Papakōlea Green Sand Beach and Punalu‘U Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Hilo (Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls State Park, & more). It doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour and take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Poipu to Kailua-Kona in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hilo, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Napili Beach and Kamaole Beach Park II. We've included these beaches for you: Ho'okipa Beach Park and Kapalua Beach. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Wailea Beach (in Wailea), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery (in Kula). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina online journey planner .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kapalua Beach, Wailea Beach, Kamaole Beach Park II, Haleakala Crater, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore hidden gems such as Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Devil's Bridge Trail. Get in touch with nature at Painted Desert and Walnut Canyon National Monument. The adventure continues: hike along Airport Mesa, see the sky in a new way at Sedona Stargazing, explore and take pictures at Oak Creek Canyon, and explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip site .

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. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Lahaina in November, you will find days in Sedona are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are cooler (8°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Walnut Canyon National Monument, Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, and identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Sedona to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from Sedona in November, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between 0°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yosemite, Tunnel View and Tioga Pass. Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Take a break from Yosemite National Park with a short trip to Bodie State Historic Park in Bridgeport, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: trek along Mariposa Grove, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are much warmer (14°C), and nights are a bit warmer (-8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and Iolani Palace. Take a break from the city and head to Lanikai Beach and Shark Diving. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and take a stroll around Polynesian Cultural Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Honolulu road trip app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Honolulu by combination of car and flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Yosemite National Park to Honolulu. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kailua, Polynesian Cultural Center, Swim with Dolphins, Byodo-In Temple, Shark Diving
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Shark Diving
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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