49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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49 days in United States Itinerary

Chennai (Madras)
Fly:  29​h
Provincetown
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  14​h 15​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  13​h
Wailea, Maui
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  32​h
Chennai (Madras)

6
days
Provincetown

Provincetown ©
A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Get in touch with nature at Marconi Beach and Coast Guard Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nauset Beach and Corn Hill Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Provincetown side-trips: Harding Beach (in Chatham) and Skaket Beach (in Orleans). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Herring Cove Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Long Point.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Provincetown online itinerary creator.

Chennai (Madras), India to Provincetown is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Chennai (Madras) to Provincetown due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai (Madras) in August, things will get slightly colder in Provincetown: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Truro, Orleans, Wellfleet, Harding Beach, Coast Guard Beach
Highlights from your plan
Long Point ©
Long Point
Nauset Beach
Nauset Beach
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach

4
days
Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island

Acadia National Park ©
The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
You'll get in some beach time at Little Hunters Beach and Echo Lake Beach. Get in touch with nature at Carriage Roads and Cadillac Mountain. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, explore the activities along Frenchman Bay, look for gifts at FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars, and see the interesting displays at The Seal Cove Auto Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Acadia National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from Provincetown to Acadia National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Provincetown in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Acadia National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Edgartown.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bar Harbor, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach

4
days
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard

Edgartown ©
Edgartown is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Menemsha Hills and Menemsha Public Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Katama Beach and Lucy Vincent Beach. Take a break from Edgartown with a short trip to Lambert's Cove Beach in West Tisbury, about 32 minutes away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bend in the Road Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Edgartown online itinerary creator.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Acadia National Park to Edgartown in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You will leave for Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Edgartown

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Chilmark, Joseph Sylvia State Beach, Menemsha Public Beach, Lambert's Cove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Menemsha Hills ©
Menemsha Hills
Lambert's Cove Beach ©
Lambert's Cove Beach

4
days
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Get outdoors at Roaring Fork and River Rafting & Tubing. Go for a jaunt from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Pigeon Forge to see Titanic Museum about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, explore and take pictures at Blueridge Parkway, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimney Tops.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Edgartown to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 7 hours. In August, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a bit warmer than Edgartown - with highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Blueridge Parkway, Titanic Museum, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Chimney Tops ©
Chimney Tops

4
days
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Discover out-of-the-way places like South Kaibab Trail and Bright Angel Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Canyon National Park: Page (Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend). It doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary maker.

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in September, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 28°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Page
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Midway Geyser Basin and Yellowstone Lake. Take a break from the city and head to Mount Washburn and Old Faithful. On the 11th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Grand Teton. There's much more to do: hike along Artist Point, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and explore the activities along Firehole River.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 14.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 19°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wailea.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

6
days
Wailea, Maui

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ulua Beach and Ka'anapali Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Kapalua Beach and Wailea Beach Path. Venture out of the city with trips to Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court & Napili Beach) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wailea Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and kick back and relax at Maluaka Beach.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Wailea itinerary planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Wailea by combination of taxi and flight takes about 13 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Wailea is minus 3 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: high temperatures in Wailea hover around 37°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Wailea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Kihei, Kapalua Beach, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach

5
days
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Waialea Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: South Point (Ka Lae) and Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Puako). There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea Summit.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona itinerary planner.

Getting from Wailea to Kailua-Kona by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. September in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Waialea Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Kahaluu Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

3
days
Poipu, Kauai

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Waimea Canyon State Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Spend the 28th (Thu) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Poipu tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kailua-Kona to Poipu takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Poipu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Waimea Canyon State Park, Helicopter Tours, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

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