21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
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Savannah
— 2 nights

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get some cultural insight at Chicago Riverwalk and Field Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Lakefront Trail and Lake Michigan. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary maker site.

Washington DC to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Chicago at 83°F and lows at 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Chicago

Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
Lake Michigan ©
Lake Michigan

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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): cruise along Iron Mountain Road, cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, then get curious at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, and finally pause for some photo ops at Bicycle Sculpture. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake.

To see ratings and more tourist information, go to the Custer holiday builder tool.

Fly from Chicago to Custer in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Custer due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Custer when traveling from Chicago in July, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Get outdoors at Grand Prismatic Spring and Norris Geyser Basin. Explore hidden gems such as Upper Geyser Basin and Jenny Lake Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Custer to Yellowstone National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Custer in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Norris Geyser Basin ©
Norris Geyser Basin
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lanikai Beach. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, then trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Honolulu online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Honolulu takes 13 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Honolulu, with highs around 88°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park ©
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©

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 21st (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park II, and then kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Napili Beach, then get interesting insight from Tours, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Lahaina trip simple and quick.

Getting from Honolulu to Lahaina by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©

America's Wettest City

One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
On the 23rd (Thu), admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hilo holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Hilo takes 3.5 hours. In July in Hilo, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Helicopter Tours

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 25th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Santa Fe fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Hilo to Santa Fe by flight takes about 13 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Hilo to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hilo in July since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 60°F. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©

Center of Fun in the Smokies

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.
Visiting Tuckaleechee Caverns and Roaring Fork will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Step out of Pigeon Forge to go to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and see Cades Cove, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: make a splash at Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park, examine the collection at Hollywood Star Cars Museum, get in on the family fun at The Coaster at Goats on the Roof, and admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Pigeon Forge takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, Pigeon Forge is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster ©
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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Savannah

Savannah ©

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 30th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, then see the interesting displays at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, then stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, and then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Savannah trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Pigeon Forge to Savannah in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, daytime highs in Savannah are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

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