20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Cape May
— 1 night
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Orlando
— 2 nights
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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Juneau
— 1 night
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Lahaina, Maui
— 1 night
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Honolulu, Oahu
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New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary maker tool.

Hyderabad, India to New York City is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 10.5 hours traveling from Hyderabad to New York City due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cape May.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Cape May

— 1 night

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
On the 5th (Sun), kick back and relax at North Wildwood Beach, meet the residents at Cape May County Park & Zoo, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cape May online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from New York City to Cape May in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Cape May

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trips

Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Attractions like Universal's Islands of Adventure and Happily Ever After Fireworks make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, make an unforgettable trip to Avatar Flight of Passage, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Orlando, and have some family-friendly fun at Nomadic.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Orlando tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cape May to Orlando takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and train. Traveling from Cape May in July, expect Orlando to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Rapid City

— 1 night

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 9th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens, and then get in on the family fun at Storybook Island.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rapid City visit planning site.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Rapid City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in July; daily highs in Rapid City reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Littleton Museum, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and then put a fun spin on your tour with Denver Inside and Out.

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Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Denver, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Denver

Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Denver to San Francisco in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to San Francisco. Traveling from Denver in July, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites

Juneau

— 1 night

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get all the information you need at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, admire nature's wide array of creatures at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, and then head outdoors with Northern Passages and Glacier Bay.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Juneau trip planning tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Juneau in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Juneau at 20°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Lahaina, Maui

— 1 night

Crown Jewel of 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.
On the 15th (Wed), stroll through Ka'anapali Beach. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, and then stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahaina road trip app.

You can fly from Juneau to Lahaina in 13 hours. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Juneau in July, expect Lahaina to be much hotter, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Honolulu, Oahu

— 2 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, and then take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Honolulu itinerary planner.

Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Alaska travel guide

4.6
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.