20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner
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Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
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Custer
— 2 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
— 4 nights
Bus to Merced, Fly to Honolulu
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
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Hilton Head
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Pigeon Forge — 1 night

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.
On the 1st (Wed), find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then Head underground at Tuckaleechee Caverns, and finally cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Pigeon Forge road trip planner.

Charlotte to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Custer.
Theme Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Parks
Side Trips

Custer — 2 nights

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): cruise along Iron Mountain Road, then stroll through Presidential Trail, and then appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake and then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Custer day trip planner.

You can fly from Pigeon Forge to Custer in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Pigeon Forge to Custer due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Pigeon Forge in June, with highs in Custer at 73°F and lows at 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park — 4 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kids will enjoy Old Faithful and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Midway Geyser Basin. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, explore the activities along Morning Glory Pool, hike along Observation Point Trail, and stroll through Lewis Falls.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip app.

You can fly from Custer to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer in June, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 66°F and 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yosemite National Park — 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall. Kids will enjoy Yosemite, Tunnel View and Sentinel Dome. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, get great views at Valley View, take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gaylor Lake.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip maker tool.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 79°F and lows are around 43°F. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Honolulu.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Honolulu, Oahu — 2 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, then examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, then contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, and finally meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, then admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

Plan my day in Honolulu using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Honolulu takes 12.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Yosemite National Park to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Honolulu: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Lahaina.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Lahaina, Maui — 5 nights

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.
Relax by the water at Napili Beach and Makena Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zipline and Parasailing & Paragliding. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Wailea Beach (in Wailea) and Maui Tropical Plantation (in Wailuku). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Kapalua Beach, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, and wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lahaina trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Hilton Head.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
Side Trips

Hilton Head — 1 night

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): race across the water with a speed boat tour, then trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hilton Head online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Lahaina to Hilton Head in 13 hours. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Lahaina to Hilton Head due to the time zone difference. June in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.