25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Ocean City
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
2
Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Hilton Head
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Rapid City
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

2
nights
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ocean City Boardwalk and Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk. Family-friendly places like Ocean City Beach and Ocean City Boardwalk will thrill your kids. When in Ocean City, make a side trip to see Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Chincoteague Island, approximately 1 hour away.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Ocean City online trip maker .

Valletta, Malta to Ocean City is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Valletta to Ocean City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Ocean City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, Ocean City Boardwalk, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Ocean City Boardwalk ©
Ocean City Boardwalk
Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Ocean City Boardwalk ©
Ocean City Boardwalk

3
nights
Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alligator Adventure and Barefoot Landing. Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and MarshWalk. Step out of Myrtle Beach to go to Murrells Inlet and see Brookgreen Gardens, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach, and have fun at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Myrtle Beach road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ocean City to Myrtle Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July in Myrtle Beach, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Murrells Inlet, North Myrtle Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alligator Adventure ©
Alligator Adventure
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Room Escape Games

4
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Parasailing & Paragliding and Coligny Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Speed Boats Tours and Pirate's Island Adventure Golf. There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, examine the collection at Coastal Discovery Museum, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and look for gifts at Coligny Plaza Shopping Center.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head road trip planning website .

Drive from Myrtle Beach to Hilton Head in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Panama City Beach

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Andrews State Park and Swim with Dolphins. Family-friendly places like Henderson Beach State Park and Panama City Beach will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at The Village of Baytowne Wharf, do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Panama City Beach tour builder tool .

You can fly from Hilton Head to Panama City Beach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Destin
Highlights from your plan
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park
Swim with Dolphins

3
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tuckaleechee Caverns and Hillbilly Golf. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Clingmans Dome and The Coaster at Goats on the Roof. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Rockin' Raceway Arcade, get interesting insight from Tours, catch some excitement at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, and get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge trip maker app .

You can fly from Panama City Beach to Pigeon Forge in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Pigeon Forge when traveling from Panama City Beach in July, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Clingmans Dome, Tuckaleechee Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Hillbilly Golf ©
Hillbilly Golf
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof ©
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof
Tuckaleechee Caverns ©
Tuckaleechee Caverns

3
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Reptile Gardens and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Wildlife Loop Road and Needles Eye Tunnel. When in Rapid City, make a side trip to see Sylvan Lake in Custer, approximately 56 minutes away. It doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Rushmore Tramway Adventures and wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rapid City online trip builder .

You can fly from Pigeon Forge to Rapid City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Pigeon Forge to Rapid City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rapid City, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Custer, Rushmore Tramway Adventures, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Prismatic Spring and Grand Teton. Explore Yellowstone National Park's surroundings by going to West Yellowstone (Yellowstone Historic Center & Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center). And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, and explore and take pictures at Artist Point.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Rapid City in July, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are much colder (4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

West Yellowstone, Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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