29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Pigeon Forge
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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Fly
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Panama City Beach
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly to Merced, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff

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Pigeon Forge — 4 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Tuckaleechee Caverns. Kids will enjoy Clingmans Dome and Mount LeConte. Explore Pigeon Forge's surroundings by going to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking & Cades Cove). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pigeon Forge trip itinerary app.

Cardiff, UK to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Cardiff to Pigeon Forge. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Cardiff in August; daily highs in Pigeon Forge reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Panama City Beach.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Side Trips

Panama City Beach — 4 nights

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and St. Andrews State Park. Step out of the city life by going to Henderson Beach State Park and Panama City Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Panama City Beach: Okaloosa Island (in Fort Walton Beach) and Navarre Beach (in Navarre). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Destin Harbor Boardwalk and buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Panama City Beach travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Pigeon Forge to Panama City Beach in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Pigeon Forge in August since evenings lows in Panama City Beach dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Kailua-Kona.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden and Punalu‘U Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Papakōlea Green Sand Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Akaka Falls State Park), Laupahoehoe Beach Park (in Laupahoehoe) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay).

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip planner.

You can fly from Panama City Beach to Kailua-Kona in 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Panama City Beach to Kailua-Kona. In August in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to fly to Lahaina.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui — 2 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 14th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Wailea Beach, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, and then walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip planner.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In August in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu — 4 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Koko Crater Railway Trail and Waimea Valley. Kids will appreciate attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Sunset Beach Park. Change things up with a short trip to Shark Diving in Haleiwa (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, take an in-depth tour of Iolani Palace, and contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu attractions app.

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Honolulu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trip

Yosemite National Park — 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Yosemite Falls and Mariposa Grove. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pioneer Yosemite History Center, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park route maker.

Getting from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 12.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are cooler (7°C). On the 24th (Thu), you're off to Yellowstone National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Yellowstone National Park — 4 nights

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 Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. Get in touch with nature at Old Faithful and Fairy Falls. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately Grand Teton National Park away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, and explore the striking landscape of Aurum Geyser.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.