45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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45 days in United States Itinerary

Blackpool
Fly:  16​h 30​min
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Savannah
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Myrtle Beach
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h
Branson
— 3 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
Custer
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
Page
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 8 nights
Fly + train:  22​h 45​min
Blackpool

1
day
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 2nd (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and finally shop like a local with Royal Street.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans travel planner.

Blackpool, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Blackpool to New Orleans is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Blackpool in July, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are warmer (31°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
Garden District ©
Garden District
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

2
days
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary builder.

Fly from New Orleans to Key West in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from New Orleans to Key West, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in July, expect nights in Key West to be about the same, around 31°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

3
days
Savannah

Savannah ©
Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Coligny Beach and Tybee Island Beach. Popular historic sites such as Fort Pulaski National Monument and The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Savannah: Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum (in Tybee Island) and Hilton Head (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Savannah Historic District, stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Savannah vacation trip planner.

Fly from Key West to Savannah in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Key West in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Savannah, with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tybee Island, Hilton Head
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Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Tybee Island Beach ©
Tybee Island Beach
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument

2
days
St. Augustine

St. Augustine
St. On the 10th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Castillo de San Marcos, then visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Beach, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the St. Augustine trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Savannah to St. Augustine in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in St. Augustine, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Crescent Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum ©
Castillo de San Marcos
Castillo de San Marcos

4
days
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. You'll get in some beach time at Myrtle Beach and Litchfield Beach. Appreciate the collections at Battleship NORTH CAROLINA and Brookgreen Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Myrtle Beach: North Myrtle Beach (Crescent Beach & Windy Hill Beach). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Barefoot Landing, enjoy breathtaking views from Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Myrtle Beach custom trip planner.

You can fly from St. Augustine to Myrtle Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daytime highs in Myrtle Beach are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

North Myrtle Beach, Brookgreen Gardens, Litchfield Beach, Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
Highlights from your plan
Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach
Brookgreen Gardens
Brookgreen Gardens
Battleship NORTH CAROLINA ©
Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

4
days
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Family-friendly places like Zipline and River Rafting & Tubing will thrill your kids. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster and The Island in Pigeon Forge. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Titanic Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and cruise along Blueridge Parkway.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Myrtle Beach to Gatlinburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Myrtle Beach in July, Gatlinburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Theme Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing, Blueridge Parkway
Highlights from your plan
The Island in Pigeon Forge
The Island in Pigeon Forge
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster ©
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
River Rafting & Tubing

3
days
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum and Titanic Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duck Tours and White Water. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 22nd (Sun) at Silver Dollar City.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Branson trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Gatlinburg to Branson in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Custer.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Silver Dollar City ©
Silver Dollar City
White Water ©
White Water

3
days
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 appreciate attractions like Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Museum @ Black Hills Institute. Discover out-of-the-way places like Reptile Gardens and Custer State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Custer: Bear Country USA (in Rapid City) and Wade's Gold Mill (in Hill City). There's more to do: explore the activities along Sylvan Lake and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Custer vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Branson to Custer takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Branson in July, things will get a bit cooler in Custer: highs are around 31°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hill City, Rapid City, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Bear Country USA
Bear Country USA

3
days
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 Grand Prismatic Spring and Old Faithful. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, trek along Artist Point, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park tour planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Custer in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 26°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

3
days
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.
Kids will enjoy Nature & Wildlife Tours and Speed Boats Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Navajo National Monument and Horseshoe Bend. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Page vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Yellowstone National Park to Page in 10.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, Page is much warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Navajo National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Navajo National Monument ©
Navajo National Monument
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

8
days
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.
Get some cultural insight at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Family-friendly places like Ko Olina Lagoons and Shark Diving will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sharks Cove, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Kokololio Beach Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Honolulu holiday planner.

You can fly from Page to Honolulu in 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Page in August, you will find days in Honolulu are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Polynesian Cultural Center, Kokololio Beach Park, Sharks Cove
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

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