31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Branson
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
5
Custer
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
7
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Auckland

3
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.
Kids will enjoy North Dome and Mono Lake County Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bodie State Historic Park and Olmsted Point. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary app .

Auckland, New Zealand to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Yosemite National Park is minus 20 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mono Lake County Park, Bodie State Historic Park
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza, then see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Monroe Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe travel route planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Santa Fe by combination of car and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with highs in Santa Fe at 31°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
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Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

1
night
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, look for all kinds of wild species at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, and then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Bonniebrook Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Branson trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Santa Fe to Branson in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Branson due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Branson, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, Thorncrown Chapel
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
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Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel

3
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.
9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City journey planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Branson to New York City takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Branson to New York City. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Branson in September, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

2
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Insideout will appeal to museum buffs. Bring the kids along to Black Hills National Forest and Windcross Conservancy. Take a break from Custer with a short trip to Presidential Trail in Keystone, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Hills, and explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Custer day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from New York City to Custer in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New York City to Custer, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in September: highs in Custer hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Windcross Conservancy, Presidential Trail, Black Hills, Insideout, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:
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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Prismatic Spring and Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point.

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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. Traveling from Custer in October, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore hidden gems such as Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Mauna Kea. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Akaka Falls State Park). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, view the masterpieces at Kona Henna, enjoy the sand and surf at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), and look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona vacation planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Kailua-Kona in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, with highs in Kailua-Kona at 35°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hilo, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

3
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.
Get outdoors at Kahekili Beach Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Head to Maui On Metal and Lahaina Galleriesfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Kihei (Scuba & Snorkeling & Stand-Up Paddleboarding). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, view the masterpieces at Kai Pua Artist Studio, and stroll through Napili Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina tour itinerary site .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daytime highs in Lahaina are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Kihei
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
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Zipline
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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 Iolani Palace and USS Arizona Memorial for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Swim with Dolphins and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Kailua to see Lanikai Beach about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a tour of Battleship Missouri Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lanikai Beach, Swim with Dolphins
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:
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Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Swim with Dolphins
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

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