15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Custer
— 4 nights
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
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A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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 Chimney Tops Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Great Smoky Mountains National Park side-trips: Pigeon Forge (Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster & Titanic Museum Attraction). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park route maker site.

New York City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yellowstone Lake and Midway Geyser Basin. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring and contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online holiday planner.

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 10 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 39°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature

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Custer

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Step off the beaten path and head to Needles Eye Tunnel and Wades Gold Mill. Get in touch with nature at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Custer State Park. Step out of Custer with an excursion to Bear Country USA in Rapid City--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Black Hills National Forest and take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Custer road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Custer takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and taxi. In July, Custer is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 80°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Hilton Head

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Relax by the water at Tybee Island Beach and Coligny Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Savannah Historic District and Fort Pulaski National Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to Savannah (Bonaventure Cemetery & Cathedral of St. John the Baptist). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hilton Head trip planner.

You can fly from Custer to Hilton Head in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Custer to Hilton Head. Traveling from Custer in July, you will find days in Hilton Head are somewhat warmer (89°F), and nights are warmer (75°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.