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
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Sedona
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
8
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Helicopter Tours and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie), Shark Diving (in Haleiwa) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). There's still lots to do: stroll through Koko Crater Railway Trail, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Honolulu is minus 20 hours. In October, Honolulu is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Polynesian Cultural Center, Byodo-In Temple, Swim with Dolphins, Shark Diving
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Swim with Dolphins
Helicopter Tours
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Na Pali Coast State Park and Zipline. Change things up with these side-trips from Poipu: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa), Wailua Falls (in Lihue) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Poipu trip maker tool .

Fly from Honolulu to Poipu in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Wailua Falls, Kayaking & Canoeing, Na Pali Coast State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls
Zipline

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lamar Valley and Upper Geyser Basin. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning tool .

Getting from Poipu to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Poipu to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Poipu in November, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 0°C and lows at -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. When in Santa Fe, make a side trip to see Rio Grande Gorge Bridge in Taos, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Canyon Road, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, and explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Santa Fe takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November, you will find days in Santa Fe are much warmer (14°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:
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3
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Explore hidden gems such as Canyonlands National Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Take a break from Moab with a short trip to Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Moab trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Santa Fe to Moab in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Delicate Arch
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
On the 10th (Tue), get interesting insight from Tours, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then see Off-Road Tours. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Page road trip planning app .

Drive from Moab to Page in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Moab in November, Page is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:
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Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook
Glen Canyon Dam ©
Glen Canyon Dam

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Airport Mesa. Change things up with these side-trips from Sedona: Walnut Canyon National Monument (in Flagstaff), Painted Desert (in Petrified Forest National Park) and Standin' on the Corner Park (in Winslow). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Bridge Trail, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sedona journey app .

You can drive from Page to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Page in November, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Standin' on the Corner Park, Walnut Canyon National Monument, Painted Desert
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 15:
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Napili Beach and Lahaina Front Street. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Wailea Beach (in Wailea), Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lahaina trip planner .

Getting from Sedona to Lahaina by combination of taxi, flight, and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Lahaina, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleakala Crater, Maui Ocean Center, Wailea Beach, Helicopter Tours, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:
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Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kilauea Iki Trailhead and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hilo: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako), Jagger Museum (in Volcano) and Kailua-Kona (Mauna Kea & Saddle Road). There's much more to do: stroll through Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hilo trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Hilo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Jagger Museum, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 24:
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Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

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