26 days in Continental USA Itinerary

26 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA tour planner

Make it your trip
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly to Fresno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Panama City
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Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Firehole Canyon Drive. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, hike along North Rim Trail, and stroll through Storm Point Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner.

Pittsburgh to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Pittsburgh, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Glacier National Park

— 2 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then appreciate the views at Logan Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. In July, Glacier National Park is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 85°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Koko Crater Railway Trail and Kailua Beach Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Waimea Valley and Iolani Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Shark Diving). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Honolulu takes 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, plan for much hotter nights in Honolulu, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 3 nights

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.
Visit Napili Beach and Wailea Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Ho'okipa Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Kihei (Kamaole Beach Park II & Kamaole Beach Park III). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Kapalua Beach, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, stop by Lahaina Front Street, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lahaina road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lahaina are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 3 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

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 2nd (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Queen's Bath and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip builder app.

You can fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 6 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Take a break from the city and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Tuolumne Meadows. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, make a trip to Half Dome, and explore the striking landscape at Taft Point.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kailua-Kona to Yosemite National Park takes 13.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kailua-Kona to Yosemite National Park is 2 hours. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (81°F), and nights are colder (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Panama City Beach

— 3 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at St. Andrews State Park and Henderson Beach State Park. Explore hidden gems such as AJ's Water Adventures and Pier Park. Get out of town with these interesting Panama City Beach side-trips: Florida Caverns State Park (in Marianna) and Okaloosa Island (in Fort Walton Beach). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Panama City Beach tour itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Panama City Beach in 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Panama City Beach, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips