30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly + Bus:  13​h 30​min
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Seward
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  13​h
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  9​h
6
Page
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 30​min
7
Custer
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  9​h 30​min
9
Gatlinburg
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
10
Hilton Head
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  9​h
11
New York City
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Reykjavik

1
night
Seward

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 2nd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seward trip maker app .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Seward is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Reykjavik to Seward is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in June, expect nights in Seward to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Seward

Tours Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Holgate Glacier ©
Holgate Glacier
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lahaina Banyan Court and Zipline. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Helicopter Tours (in Kahului) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, pause for some serene contemplation at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, and stroll the grounds of Waiola Church & Waiola Cemetery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Seward to Lahaina takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seward to Lahaina is minus 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Seward in June, with highs in Lahaina at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Maui Ocean Center, Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Zipline
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street

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nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with a short trip to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area in Puako (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, relax in the rural setting at Greenwell Farms, and cruise along Saddle Road.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona online trip builder .

You can fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Greenwell Farms, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Greenwell Farms ©
Greenwell Farms

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 10th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then make a trip to Lombard Street, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): engage your brain at Exploratorium and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip tool .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kailua-Kona in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

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
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and Olmsted Point. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and hike along Lembert Dome.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

1
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.
On the 15th (Sat), enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, explore the activities along Marble Canyon, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Page trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Page by combination of taxi, bus, and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. 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 somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Page, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Page

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Marble Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Marble Canyon ©
Marble Canyon

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Custer State Park and Wildlife Loop Road. Venture out of the city with trips to Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs) and Presidential Trail (in Keystone). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, cruise along Needles Highway, and take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Custer day trip planning website .

Getting from Page to Custer by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Page in June, things will get colder in Custer: highs are around 26°C and lows about 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Keystone, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, Needles Highway
Highlights from your plan
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Horseback Riding Tours. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, hike along Artist Point, and take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park road trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Custer to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Custer in June, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 22°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Horseback Riding Tours
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, try for a hole-in-one at Hillbilly Golf, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, then get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, then steep yourself in history at The Old Mill, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Gatlinburg takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Gatlinburg, with highs around 35°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Fun & Games Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Pigeon Forge
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Parrot Mountain & Gardens ©
Parrot Mountain & Gardens
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll through Coligny Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, putt your heart out at Legendary Golf, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hilton Head trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Hilton Head takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Gatlinburg in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Hilton Head. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New York City journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hilton Head to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hilton Head in June, things will get a bit cooler in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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