19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
3
Custer
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
4
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  17​h 15​min
5
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Get outdoors at Tuolumne Meadows and Glacier Point. Bring the kids along to Mono Lake County Park and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Change things up with a short trip to Bodie State Historic Park in Bridgeport (about 1h 05 min away). It doesn't end there: hike along Panorama Trail and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Mono Lake County Park
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Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
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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 Artist Point and Yellowstone National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Gibbon Falls. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 22°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kids will enjoy Wind Cave National Park and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Presidential Trail and Sylvan Lake. Step out of Custer with an excursion to Rankin Ridge Nature Trail in Wind Cave National Park--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, and immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Custer road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Custer takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, things will get a bit warmer in Custer: highs are around 26°C and lows about 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Keystone, Wind Cave National Park, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park

2
nights
Hilton Head

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get in touch with nature at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's much more to do: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, kick back and relax at Burkes Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hilton Head travel planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Custer to Hilton Head in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Custer to Hilton Head. When traveling from Custer in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Hilton Head, with highs around 37°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

5
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.
Visiting Kahekili Beach Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Po'olenalena Beach. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Kihei (Kalepolepo Beach Park & Scuba & Snorkeling), Wailea Beach (in Wailea) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating landscape at Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach, and take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lahaina trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hilton Head to Lahaina takes 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Hilton Head to Lahaina due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Wailea, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Maui Ocean Center, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding

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