29 days in Continental USA Itinerary

29 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip planner
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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Koloa, Kauai
— 3 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly to Fresno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Sedona
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Sedona
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Custer
— 1 night
Drive to Rapid City Regional Airport, Fly to Geneva

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Honolulu, Oahu — 3 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lanikai Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Get outdoors at Koko Crater Railway Trail and Ala Moana Beach Park. When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Shark Diving in Haleiwa, approximately Haleiwa away. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu tour builder site.

Geneva, Switzerland to Honolulu is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Geneva to Honolulu. When traveling from Geneva in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Honolulu: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Koloa.
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Koloa, Kauai — 3 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Na Pali Coast State Park and Hanalei Beach. Visiting Kalalau Trail and Kauai Safaris will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Koloa side-trips: Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Koloa trip planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Koloa in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Koloa are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Kailua-Kona.
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea and then explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Koloa to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In September in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Lahaina.
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Lahaina, Maui — 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Lahaina road trip planning site.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Explore hidden gems such as Yosemite, Tunnel View and Bridalveil Fall. And it doesn't end there: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, and stroll through Pioneer Yosemite History Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online day trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Lahaina to Yosemite National Park in 13 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahaina to Yosemite National Park is 2 hours. When traveling from Lahaina in September, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sedona.
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Sedona — 1 night

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sedona trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Sedona with the Route module. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 1 night

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 19th (Mon), hike along South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then get a dose of the wild on Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sedona in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 2 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then trek along Angel's Landing, and then take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.
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Moab — 3 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get outdoors at Canyonlands National Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore hidden gems such as Delicate Arch and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Moab day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Moab takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Moab. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 4 nights

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 Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. Take a break from the city and head to Upper Geyser Basin and Midway Geyser Basin. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Fairy Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape of Aurum Geyser, and stroll through Mystic Falls Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and taxi. In September, Yellowstone National Park is colder than Moab - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Custer.
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Custer — 1 night

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 29th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Custer online holiday builder.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Custer in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Custer at 25°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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