30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Venice
Fly + Bus:  11​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  9​h
2
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  6​h 45​min
5
Custer
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Page
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  8​h 45​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
9
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  13​h
10
Seward
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  21​h
End: Venice

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park and Dingmans Falls. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (in Hyde Park), Delicious Orchards (in Colts Neck) and Pride of the Hudson (in Newburgh). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, admire the sheer force of Bushkill Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at 8th Ave Jetty, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planning app .

Venice, Italy to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Venice to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Delicious Orchards, Pride of the Hudson, 8th Ave Jetty
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Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then stroll through Coligny Beach, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then putt your heart out at Legendary Golf, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hilton Head route maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Hilton Head in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zipline and Clingmans Dome. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pigeon Forge: Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, contemplate the long history of The Old Mill, and get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge holiday planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Hilton Head to Pigeon Forge in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Pigeon Forge when traveling from Hilton Head in August, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Clingmans Dome, River Rafting & Tubing, Tuckaleechee Caverns
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Zipline
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Horseback Riding Tours in Gardiner, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore and take pictures at Artist Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trout Lake Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park day trip website .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Pigeon Forge to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Pigeon Forge to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Pigeon Forge, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Custer State Park and Needles Eye Tunnel. Venture out of the city with trips to Presidential Trail (in Keystone) and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harney Peak, steep yourself in history at Peter Norbeck Visitors Center, and explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Custer visit planning app .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Custer takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Custer hover around 29°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, Black Elk Peak, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Presidential Trail
Highlights from your plan
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

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night
Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, then admire all the interesting features of Horseshoe Bend, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Page holiday website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Page takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Custer in August, expect Page to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook

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nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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 Tunnel View. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park holiday maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Page to Yosemite National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Page to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Page in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Exploratorium and then make a trip to Golden Gate Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco visit planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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nights
Lahaina, 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Haleakala Crater and Zipline. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei) and Helicopter Tours (in Kahului). The adventure continues: make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Lahaina takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Lahaina. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get a bit warmer in Lahaina: highs are around 35°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Haleakala Crater, Maui Ocean Center, Helicopter Tours, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater

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Seward

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Seward visit planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Seward in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Lahaina in August; daily highs in Seward reach 19°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing

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