21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Custer
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h
4
Traverse City
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Nantucket
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Newark

1
night
Custer

Custer ©
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 25th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, get a taste of life in the country at Windcross Conservancy, and then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Custer attractions planner .

Newark to Custer is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Newark to Custer due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in July, expect Custer to be little chillier, temps between 80°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Windcross Conservancy, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Windcross Conservancy ©
Windcross Conservancy
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

3
nights
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 Uncle Tom's Trail and Lamar Valley. Explore hidden gems such as Yellowstone National Park and Lake Butte Overlook. Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone to see Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and hike along Artist Point.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park travel route builder tool .

Getting from Custer to Yellowstone National Park by combination of taxi, flight, and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Custer in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Panorama Trail and Tuolumne Meadows. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sentinel Dome and Mono Lake County Park. Go for a jaunt from Yosemite National Park to Bridgeport to see Bodie State Historic Park about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary app .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 83°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mono Lake County Park, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

3
nights
Traverse City

Traverse City ©
Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Elberta Beach and Michigan Beach Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fifth Avenue Beach and Royal Farms, Inc.. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Traverse City: First Street Beach (in Manistee), Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore & Lake Michigan Beach Park) and Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (in Glen Arbor).

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Traverse City trip maker .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Traverse City in 14 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Traverse City is 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Traverse City dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Empire, Manistee, Michigan Beach Park, Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, Royal Farms, Inc.
Highlights from your plan
Fifth Avenue Beach ©
Fifth Avenue Beach

2
nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Great Point Light and Sankaty Head Lighthouse. We've included these beaches for you: Nobadeer and Cisco Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Surfside Beach, examine the collection at Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, and stroll through Madaket Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nantucket trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Traverse City to Nantucket takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Nantucket

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Madaket Beach ©
Madaket Beach

3
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Little Hunters Beach and Echo Lake Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Bar Island Trails and Gorham Mountain Trail. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Seal Cove Auto Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Beach, head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain.

Discover how to plan a Bar Harbor trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Nantucket to Bar Harbor takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Nantucket in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bar Harbor, with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Asticou Azalea Garden, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Gorham Mountain Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Sand Beach ©
Sand Beach

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