15 days in United States Itinerary

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 1 night
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Fly to Lihue, Bus to Lawai Post Office, Shuttle to Poipu
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Poipu, Kauai
— 1 night
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Shuttle to Lawai Post Office, Bus to Lihue, Fly to Phoenix, Bus to Sedona
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 2 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Kahalu'u Beach Park, then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i, then kick back and relax at Waialea Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape of Puukohola National Historic Park.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona online visit planner.

Washington DC to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in November; daily highs in Kailua-Kona reach 84°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly to Lahaina.
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Lahaina, Maui — 1 night

Crown Jewel of 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.
On the 30th (Sat), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In November in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Poipu.
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Poipu, Kauai — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Shipwreck Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baby Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Poipu vacation builder app.

Getting from Lahaina to Poipu by combination of flight, bus, and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Sedona.
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Sedona — 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fay Canyon Trail and Riordan Mansion State Historic Park. Escape the urban bustle at Sedona Stargazing and Huckaby Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sedona: Coconino National Forest (in Flagstaff) and Montezuma Well (in Rimrock). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock, trek along Bear Mountain Trail, view the masterpieces at Village Gallery of Local Artists, and stroll through Little Horse Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Sedona sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight from Poipu to Sedona in 13 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Poipu to Sedona due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Poipu in December: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 54°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then get great views at Maricopa Point, and then trek along Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, then hike along Rim Trail, and then trek along South Kaibab Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in December, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 45°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 2 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then trek along Angel's Landing, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, then admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle, and then explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park trip maker app.

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. In December in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 20°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 9th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally explore the activities along Morning Glory Pool. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Zion National Park in December, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, around 3°F, while days are cooler, around 23°F. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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