31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA vacation planner

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New York City
— 2 nights
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
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New York City

— 2 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Patrick's Cathedral and 9/11 Memorial. There's still lots to do: walk around Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the striking features of Chrysler Building, and snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary maker website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to fly to Custer.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Custer

— 2 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 3rd (Fri), take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally explore the activities along Sylvan Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Presidential Trail and then take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road.

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You can fly from New York City to Custer in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Custer is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, you will find days in Custer are little chillier (25°C), and nights are colder (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Aurum Geyser, explore the activities along Firehole River, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, and explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip maker website.

Fly from Custer to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Custer - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Sedona.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 10th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On your second day here, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, and then admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Sedona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Sedona takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In September, Sedona is much hotter than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 12th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park planning tool.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Tioga Pass. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online holiday planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Chinatown, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary app.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lahaina, Maui

— 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Haleakala Crater and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Get outdoors at Zipline and Kapalua Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Wailea (Makena Beach & Wailea Beach). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Napili Beach, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, and stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

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You can fly from San Francisco to Lahaina in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Lahaina is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in September; daily highs in Lahaina reach 35°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 5 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Battleship Missouri Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shark Diving and Ko Olina Lagoons. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park). There's still lots to do: hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu tour itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glacier National Park

— 1 night

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park planning site.

You can fly from Honolulu to Glacier National Park in 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in September, you will find days in Glacier National Park are little chillier (24°C), and nights are cooler (5°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors