30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 15​min
6
Custer
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h
7
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Branson
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  9​h
9
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
10
Nantucket
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
11
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
On the 26th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and then kick back and relax at Mau'umae Beach. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona road trip planning website .

London, UK to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Kailua-Kona hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Mau'umae Beach
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Step out of the city life by going to Waimea Valley and Swim with Dolphins. Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Shark Diving in Haleiwa, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Rita's Catholic Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In August in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park ©
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bodie State Historic Park and Mono Lake County Park. Take a break from the city and head to Tuolumne Meadows and Sentinel Dome. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Honolulu in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mono Lake County Park, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

2
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 Artist Point and Grand Prismatic Spring. Take a break from the city and head to Upper Geyser Basin and Beehive Geyser. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape of Artists’ Paintpots, and take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. 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 September, things will get slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 18°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

3
nights
Jackson Hole

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.
Let the collections at National Museum of Wildlife Art and The Brookover Gallery capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Laurance Rockefeller Preserve and Mangelsen Images of Nature. Step out of Jackson Hole with an excursion to Chapel of the Transfiguration in Moose--about 40 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Teton Raptor Center and hike along Cascade Canyon Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Jackson Hole online journey planner .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect nights in Jackson Hole to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
National Museum of Wildlife Art ©
National Museum of Wildlife Art

2
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Appreciate the collections at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Insideout. Get in touch with nature at Black Hills National Forest and Sylvan Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Custer: Windcross Conservancy (in Buffalo Gap) and Presidential Trail (in Keystone). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Hills.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Custer trip builder site .

Getting from Jackson Hole to Custer by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Jackson Hole in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Custer, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Insideout, Black Hills, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Windcross Conservancy, Presidential Trail
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 12th (Thu), see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Santa Fe in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Custer in September: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 31°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

1
night
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
On the 14th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, explore the activities along Table Rock Lake, and then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, then identify plant and animal life at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Branson Landing.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Branson vacation maker website .

Getting from Santa Fe to Branson by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Branson. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, Table Rock Lake, Thorncrown Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park ©
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Mon), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, stroll through Coligny Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally view the masterpieces at The Silver Garden Silversmiths and Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the exciting artwork at Endangered Arts, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hilton Head planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Branson to Hilton Head takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Branson to Hilton Head. Traveling from Branson in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hilton Head, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

1
night
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. On the 18th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Sankaty Head Lighthouse, get to know the fascinating history of Milestone Bog, then examine the collection at Whaling Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Unitarian Universalist Meeting House Nantucket. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Nobadeer, see the interesting displays at Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Egan Maritime's Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Cisco Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nantucket road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Hilton Head to Nantucket takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hilton Head in September, with highs in Nantucket at 25°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Nantucket

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Whaling Museum ©
Whaling Museum
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse

2
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Egg Rock Light are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Park Loop Road and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, head off the coast to Mount Desert Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Little Hunters Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bar Harbor road trip planning app .

You can fly from Nantucket to Bar Harbor in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bar Harbor when traveling from Nantucket in September, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, The Seal Cove Auto Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cadillac Mountain ©
Cadillac Mountain
Shore Path ©
Shore Path
The Seal Cove Auto Museum ©
The Seal Cove Auto Museum

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