31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip maker

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New York City
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: make a trip to Empire State Building, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from London to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. Explore hidden gems such as Old Faithful and Lone Star Geyser. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Aurum Geyser, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Geyser, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip builder.

You can fly from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 9°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Moab day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Yellowstone National Park to Moab takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect nights in Moab to be a bit warmer, around 6°C, while days are much hotter, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Rim Trail and East Rim Drive. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planning website.

Getting from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Moab in October, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 22°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yosemite Falls and Vernal Fall. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, stroll through McGurk Meadow, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and explore the striking landscape of Pioneer Yosemite History Center.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip builder.

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. In October, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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 (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Chinatown, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

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 20th (Wed): cast your line with a fishing tour and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. On the next day, kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and then kick back and relax at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay).

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona online visit planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona in 7 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in October; daily highs in Kailua-Kona reach 35°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 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.
Relax by the water at Lanikai Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Waimea Valley & Shark Diving) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's still lots to do: trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu holiday planner.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Honolulu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Relax by the water at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Makena Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Wailea Beach and Kapalua Beach. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lahaina trip planner.

Fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips