16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA travel route builder
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Hilton Head — 2 nights

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Get outdoors at Hunting Island State Park and Speed Boats Tours. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Hilton Head is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Hilton Head is minus 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Hilton Head hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly to Pigeon Forge.
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Side Trip

Pigeon Forge — 3 nights

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Step off the beaten path and head to Laurel Falls and Helicopter Tours. Get in touch with nature at Clingmans Dome and Cades Cove. Take a break from Pigeon Forge with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Bryson City, about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hilton Head to Pigeon Forge takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Hilton Head in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Pigeon Forge, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park — 4 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Upper Geyser Basin and Midway Geyser Basin. Escape the urban bustle at Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Grand Loop Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring, and explore the striking landscape of Aurum Geyser.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip website.

Traveling by flight from Pigeon Forge to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Pigeon Forge in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 3°C at night. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Yosemite National Park — 5 nights

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 Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Yosemite Falls and Tioga Pass. The adventure continues: trek along Mariposa Grove, explore the activities along Gaylor Lake, stroll through North Dome, and explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip builder site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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