26 days in Continental USA Itinerary

26 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Poipu, Kauai
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
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Custer
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 4 nights

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Upper Geyser Basin. Kids will appreciate attractions like Norris Geyser Basin and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Change things up with a short trip to Jenny Lake Trail in Grand Teton National Park (about 1h 25 min away). There's more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park route planning app.

San Bernardino to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Bernardino to Yellowstone National Park. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from San Bernardino in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. On the 7th (Fri), you're off to Poipu.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Wailua Falls and Scuba & Snorkeling. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Na Pali Coast State Park and Kalalau Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei) and Waimea (Waimea Canyon State Park & Polihale State Park). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Kauai Coffee Company, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, and enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Poipu itinerary planning app.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Poipu in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Poipu is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Poipu: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and Byodo-In Temple. Attractions like Manoa Falls and Kailua Beach Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Waimea Valley, Waimea Bay, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, don't miss a visit to Battleship Missouri Memorial, stroll through Koko Crater Railway Trail, and kick back and relax at Kualoa Regional Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Honolulu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Poipu to Honolulu takes 3 hours. In August in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park ©
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Napili Beach and Parasailing & Paragliding. Family-friendly places like Ho'okipa Beach Park and Wailea Beach will thrill your kids. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Helicopter Tours (in Kahului) and Wailuku (Maui Tropical Plantation, Zipline, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, and wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Lahaina trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Lahaina by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Zipline
Parasailing & Paragliding

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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.
Kids will enjoy Wildlife Loop Road and Iron Mountain Road. Step out of the city life by going to Sylvan Lake and Needles Eye Tunnel. Explore Custer's surroundings by going to Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs) and Keystone (Presidential Trail & Rushmore Tramway Adventures).

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Custer trip site.

Fly from Lahaina to Custer in 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Lahaina to Custer. While traveling from Lahaina, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Custer, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Museum of International Folk Art. Canyon Road and Bandelier National Monument will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Santa Fe to Taos to see Rio Grande Gorge Bridge about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel.

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Traveling by flight from Custer to Santa Fe takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer in August, expect Santa Fe to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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