23 days in Continental USA Itinerary

23 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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1
Custer
— 2 nights
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
4
Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
6
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
7
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
8
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
9
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights

2
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road, thencruise along Wildlife Loop Road, and then get a new perspective on nature at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Custer visit planner.

New York City to Custer is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Custer is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Custer are slightly colder (°F), and nights are colder (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trip

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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Norris Geyser Basin. Discover out-of-the-way places like Upper Geyser Basin and Jenny Lake Trail. It doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to 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 August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
On the 15th (Sat), kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and then stroll through Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 13 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Kailua-Kona is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Kailua-Kona to be much warmer, around °F, while days are somewhat warmer, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Fishing Charters & Tours
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

3
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Na Pali Coast State Park and Polihale State Park. Visiting Kalalau Trail and Waimea Canyon State Park will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Poipu tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Poipu takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Poipu are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Waimea, Na Pali Coast State Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kalalau Trail
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park

2
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 20th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, step aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Lanikai Beach, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and then stroll through Kailua Beach Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Poipu to Honolulu takes 3 hours. In August in Honolulu, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kailua
Highlights from your plan
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Napili Beach and Parasailing & Paragliding. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Makena Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Wailea Beach in Wailea (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Kapalua Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, and trek along Kapalua Coastal Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Lahaina visit planning app.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Parasailing & Paragliding, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Kapalua Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

2
nights
Panama City Beach

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
On the 26th (Wed), do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Andrews State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach and then browse the different shops at Pier Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Panama City Beach attractions app.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Panama City Beach takes 14 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahaina to Panama City Beach is 5 hours. August in Panama City Beach sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery

2
nights
Hilton Head

Hilton Head ©
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
On the 28th (Fri), hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Pines Forest Preserve and then stroll through Coligny Beach.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Hilton Head tour planner.

You can fly from Panama City Beach to Hilton Head in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. August in Hilton Head sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Sea Pines Forest Preserve ©
Sea Pines Forest Preserve

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, see the interesting displays at Hollywood Star Cars Museum, thensample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg online day trip planner.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Gatlinburg in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Hilton Head in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Gatlinburg, with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Hartford, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, Clingmans Dome
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

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