30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 2 nights
Fly to Savannah, Bus to Hilton Head
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Fly to Miami, Shuttle to Marathon
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Marathon
— 2 nights
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Shuttle to Miami, Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Kona
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly to Merced, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to Jackson
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Custer
— 3 nights
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New York City

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Patrick's Cathedral and New York Public Library. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Times Square, and snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New York City travel planner.

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, New York City is a bit warmer than Manchester - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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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 4th (Sat): shake up your sightseeing with ZipLine Hilton Head, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Pines Forest Preserve and then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hilton Head trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New York City to Hilton Head takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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Marathon

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marathon trip builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Hilton Head to Marathon in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hilton Head in September; daily highs in Marathon reach 38°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): trek along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Grandview Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel route builder app.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Marathon to Grand Canyon National Park in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Marathon to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Marathon in September, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get interesting insight from Hawaii Forest and Trail, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Queen's Bath and then immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Kailua-Kona by combination of bus and flight takes about 13.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Kailua-Kona is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Kailua-Kona to be much hotter, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Lahaina, Maui

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.
On the 12th (Sun), kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, then whizz through the canopy at Skyline Hawaii - Ka'anapali Maui, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lahaina online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 4.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Honolulu, Oahu

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.
On the 14th (Tue), stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, then see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanikai Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3.5 hours. In September in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Step off the beaten path and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Tioga Pass. There's lots more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, explore the activities along Merced River, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park in 13.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Honolulu in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Jackson Hole

The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Wildlife Art, don't miss a visit to Town Square, then get a dose of the wild on Ana's Grand Excursions, and finally take a tour by water with Barker-Ewing Whitewater.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Jackson Hole takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Jackson Hole is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Upper Geyser Basin. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Faithful and Uncle Tom's Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Aurum Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, and hike along Osprey Falls Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park travel planner.

Getting from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Custer

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 28th (Tue), explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, then take an unforgettable tour with Black Hills Helicopters, and finally trek along Presidential Trail. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, and then take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Custer itinerary planning app.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Custer by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: high temperatures in Custer hover around 25°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.