57 days in Continental USA Itinerary

57 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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57 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Auckland Central
Fly:  24​h
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + bus + Fly:  13​h 30​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Key West
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + taxi + bus:  7​h
St. Augustine
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
Custer
— 5 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Cody
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
Page
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  10​h 45​min
Hanalei, Kauai
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
Honolulu, Oahu
— 7 nights
Fly:  12​h
Auckland Central

5
days
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.
Visiting Bodie State Historic Park and Olmsted Point will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kirkwood Mountain Resort and Black Oak Casino. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, trek along May Lake Trailhead, make a trip to Valley View, and get a taste of the local shopping with Yosemite Museum Gallery.

Before you visit Yosemite National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland Central to Yosemite National Park is minus 20 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Auckland Central in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Black Oak Casino, Bodie State Historic Park
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Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome
May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Carolina Outfitters and Whiteside Mountain. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Apple Barn Cider Mill And General Store and Alewine Pottery. Change things up with a short trip to Old Forge Distillery in Pigeon Forge (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops, trek along Rainbow Falls Trail, learn about winemaking at Bootleggers Homemade Wine, and examine the collection at Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by combination of taxi, bus, and flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Yosemite National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are warmer (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Old Forge Distillery, The Apple Barn Cider Mill And General Store, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Whiteside Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Whiteside Mountain ©
Whiteside Mountain
Chimney Tops ©
Chimney Tops
Great Smoky Mountain National Park ©

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Key West Pottery and Truman Little White House. Take a break from the city and head to Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. There's more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and cruise along The Overseas Highway.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Key West day trip planning website .

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Key West by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Key West. You'll set off for St. Augustine on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Key West

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Key West Pottery ©
Key West Pottery
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

3
days
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Get outdoors at St. Augustine Beach and Ormond Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum and St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Beach at Daytona Beach in Daytona Beach (about 1h 20 min away). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Beach and appreciate the history behind Castillo de San Marcos.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the St. Augustine trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Key West to St. Augustine takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Key West in July since evenings lows in St. Augustine dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ormond Beach, Crescent Beach, Beach at Daytona Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach

2
days
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 5th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and then take a stroll through Savannah Historic District. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Savannah trip planning app .

You can drive from St. Augustine to Savannah in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Savannah are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Savannah

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Hilton Head
Highlights from your plan
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©

5
days
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Museum of the Fur Trade. Get outdoors at Loop Road and Wildlife Loop Road. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Custer: Minuteman Missile National Historic Site (in Philip) and Windcross Conservancy (in Buffalo Gap). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, identify plant and animal life at Black Hills National Forest, admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Custer route maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Savannah to Custer in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Savannah to Custer due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Savannah in July: highs in Custer hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 14°C. You'll set off for Yellowstone National Park on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Custer

#Parks, #Nature, #Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Windcross Conservancy, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Museum of the Fur Trade
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Artist Point and Grand Teton. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and River Rafting & Tubing. On the 17th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, cruise along Lamar Valley, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Custer to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Custer in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cody.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

3
days
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Buffalo Bill Center of the West and Heart Mountain Interpretive Center. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Trail Town and Lake Fork Trail. Go for a jaunt from Cody to Red Lodge to see Wild Bill Lake about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Cody Firearms Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Draper Natural History Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Plains Indian.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cody trip planner .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Cody in 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with highs in Cody at 34°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Cody

#Museums, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Red Lodge, Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get great views at Horseshoe Bend.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Page route maker website .

Getting from Cody to Page by combination of flight and car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cody in July: high temperatures in Page hover around 42°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Page

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

3
days
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Head to Kapaia Stitchery and Ching Young Village Shopping Centerfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wai`oli Hui`ia Church and Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hanalei: Anahola Beach Park (in Anahola), Kealia Beach (in Kealia) and Spas & Wellness (in Lihue). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lumahai Beach and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews and tourist information, read our Hanalei trip planner .

Getting from Page to Hanalei by combination of flight and taxi takes about 11 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Page to Hanalei is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Page, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hanalei, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Hanalei

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lihue, Anahola Beach Park, Kealia Beach, Lumahai Beach
Highlights from your plan
Anahola Beach Park ©
Anahola Beach Park
Lumahai Beach ©
Lumahai Beach
Wai`oli Hui`ia Church ©
Wai`oli Hui`ia Church

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Anaehoomalu and Kahaluu Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Honaunau Bay and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Captain Cook (Big Island Bees & The Painted Church) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Puako). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kealakekua Bay, take an in-depth tour of H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, experience rural life at Kona Joe Coffee, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Kailua-Kona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In July in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Kealakekua, Anaehoomalu, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Kahaluu Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kealakekua Bay ©
Kealakekua Bay
Honaunau Bay ©
Honaunau Bay

4
days
Lahaina, 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.
Popular historic sites such as Lahaina United Methodist Church and Old Lahaina Courthouse are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Wailea Beach Path (in Wailea), Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Kamaole Beach Park III (in Kihei). The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and see the interesting displays at Whalers Village Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina online itinerary planner .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours

Side Trips

Kihei, Black Rock, Scuba & Snorkeling, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kamaole Beach Park III ©
Kamaole Beach Park III
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

7
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 historical perspective at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ko Olina Lagoons and Koko Crater Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park), Haleiwa (Waimea Bay, Laniakea Beach, & more) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sharks Cove, admire the majestic nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Bay Beach, and appreciate the views at Nuuanu Pali Lookout.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online trip maker .

Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Honolulu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Oahu, Kailua, Turtle Bay Beach, Ko Olina Lagoons
Highlights from your plan
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

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