32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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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
Fly:  11 h 30 min
4
Sedona
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Bus + 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. Take a break from the city and head to Wailua Falls and Hanalei Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Na Pali Coast State Park and Shipwreck Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). There's lots more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stroll around Poipu Beach Park, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Poipu journey planner.

Sydney, Australia to Poipu is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Poipu. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Poipu reach 34°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Hanalei Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, Wailua Falls, Kayaking & Canoeing, Waimea Canyon State Park
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Punalu‘U Beach and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Step off the beaten path and head to Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and Papakōlea Green Sand Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Hilo (Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls State Park, &more). There's more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours and take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

For ratings and more tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip planner.

You can fly from Poipu to Kailua-Kona in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hilo, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Punalu‘U Beach, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 1:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Wailea Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Kapalua Beach and Kamaole Beach Park II. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park), Helicopter Tours (in Kahului) and Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery (in Kula). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

Before you visit Lahaina, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina by flight takes about 4.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleakala Crater, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Helicopter Tours, Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery, Wailea Beach
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:
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Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Escape the urban bustle at Devil's Bridge Trail and Painted Desert. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Airport Mesa. Go for a jaunt from Sedona to Flagstaff to see Walnut Canyon National Monument about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: trek along Oak Creek Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get a taste of local nightlife at Sedona Stargazing.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona day trip planning website.

Getting from Lahaina to Sedona by flight takes about 11.5 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Lahaina to Sedona due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Lahaina, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Walnut Canyon National Monument, Painted Desert
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Teton and Lamar Valley. Visiting Artist Point and Upper Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone (about 2h 45 min away). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning site.

Getting from Sedona to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sedona in November: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 0°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Grand Teton
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bodie State Historic Park and Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark. The adventure continues: cruise along Tioga Pass, trek along Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be somewhat warmer, around -8°C, while days are warmer, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 19:
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Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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 National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and Iolani Palace for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Lanikai Beach and Byodo-In Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Shark Diving (in Haleiwa). There's much more to do: examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Polynesian Cultural Center.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Honolulu in 13.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November; daily highs in Honolulu reach 34°C and lows reach 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, Swim with Dolphins, Byodo-In Temple, Polynesian Cultural Center, Shark Diving
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 24:
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Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Swim with Dolphins

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