32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Whyalla
Fly:  36​h
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + taxi:  11​h 30​min
Custer
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly + bus:  11​h
New York City
— 2 nights
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Savannah
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
Page
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
Whyalla

3
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Tioga Pass. Step off the beaten path and head to El Capitan and Lembert Dome. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Whyalla, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 36-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Whyalla to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Whyalla in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -1°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for Custer.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome

2
days
Custer

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black Hills.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Custer itinerary maker.

Do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Custer in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Custer. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in Custer are a bit cooler (14°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks Sightseeing

Side Trips

Black Hills, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Custer State Park
Needles Eye Tunnel

2
days
Yellowstone National Park

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, trek along Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Custer to Yellowstone National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer in October, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 10°C and lows about -4°C. On the 12th (Thu), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Sightseeing
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Jones Beach State Park and then enjoy the sea views from Gateway National Recreation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Hamilton Grange National Memorial, get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Sightseeing Nature

Side Trips

Jones Beach State Park, Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
Gateway National Recreation
Ellis Island
Hamilton Grange National Memorial

2
days
New York City

Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Jones Beach State Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Gateway National Recreation.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City travel itinerary creator.

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Savannah.

Things to do in New York City

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Jones Beach State Park, Gateway National Recreation
Highlights from your plan
Gateway National Recreation
Long Beach
Jones Beach State Park

1
day
Savannah

Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Wormsloe Historic Site, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then admire the landmark architecture of Mickve Israel Temple, and finally take a stroll through Savannah Historic District.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Savannah vacation builder.

You can fly from New York City to Savannah in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New York City in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Savannah: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Sightseeing Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mickve Israel Temple
Wormsloe Historic Site

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get curious at Bradbury Science Museum, then delve into the distant past at Puye Cliff Dwellings, and then steep yourself in history at El Santuario de Chimayo Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Canyon Road, see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, and finally steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Savannah to Santa Fe takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Savannah to Santa Fe, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Savannah in October: highs in Santa Fe hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Sightseeing Museums

Side Trips

Bradbury Science Museum, El Santuario de Chimayo Historic Site, Puye Cliff Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel
Puye Cliff Dwellings

3
days
Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visit V-Bar-V Heritage Site and Chapel of the Holy Cross for their historical value. Get outdoors at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and Coconino National Forest. Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to Jerome State Historic Park (in Jerome) and Montezuma Well (in Rimrock). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Santa Fe to Sedona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in October: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 29°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Sightseeing Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rimrock, Flagstaff, Jerome State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Jerome State Historic Park
V-Bar-V Heritage Site

4
days
Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bright Angel Trail and Kolb Studio. The adventure continues: hike along North Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, and get great views at Lookout Studio.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sedona in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Page vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Page hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Page

Nature Wildlife Parks

3
days
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mauna Kea Summit and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Visiting Akaka Falls State Park and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Greenwell Farms and fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

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

Traveling by flight from Page to Kailua-Kona takes 10 hours. Traveling from Page to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Page in October, expect nights in Kailua-Kona to be much warmer, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Greenwell Farms, Akaka Falls State Park
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park
Mauna Kea

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