31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Custer
— 2 nights
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
3
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
5
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
7
Poipu, Kauai
— 6 nights
8
Sedona
— 5 nights

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.
On the 27th (Sun), explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Elk Mountain Nature Trail and then take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Custer sightseeing planner.

Durham to Custer is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Durham to Custer due to the time zone difference. In September, Custer is slightly colder than Durham - with highs of °F and lows of °F. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Elk Mountain Nature Trail
Highlights from your plan
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Prismatic Spring and Norris Geyser Basin. Kids will appreciate attractions like Upper Geyser Basin and Old Faithful. Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park to see Jenny Lake Trail about 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Custer to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Custer in September, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Jenny Lake Trail
Highlights from your plan
Norris Geyser Basin ©
Norris Geyser Basin
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 2nd (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, thenadmire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and then stroll through Angel's Landing. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Zion Shuttle.

To plan Zion National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Zion National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hilo.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

2
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, kick your exploration up a notch at Umauma Falls Zipline & Rappel Experience, and then admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum.

Plan trip to Hilo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Zion National Park to Hilo in 12 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park to Hilo, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in October: highs in Hilo hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Jagger Museum, Umauma Falls Zipline & Rappel Experience, Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Highlights from your plan
Umauma Falls Zipline & Rappel Experience ©
Umauma Falls Zipline & Rappel Experience
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

5
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
Get outdoors at Skyline Hawaii - Ka'anapali Maui and Parasailing & Paragliding. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ho'okipa Beach Park and Wailea Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Helicopter Tours (in Kahului), Maui Pineapple Tours (in Makawao) and Kamaole Beach Park II (in Kihei). The adventure continues: stroll through Kapalua Beach, kick back and relax at Napili Beach, take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, and walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Lahaina trip builder website.

You can fly from Hilo to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Lahaina are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ka'anapali, Helicopter Tours, Maui Pineapple Tours, Kamaole Beach Park II, Kapalua Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II

5
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
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 historical perspective at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Bring the kids along to Lanikai Beach and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe), Haleiwa (Waimea Valley & Shark Diving) and CLIMB Works Keana Farms (in Kahuku). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ko Olina Lagoons, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3.5 hours. October in Honolulu sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Byodo-In Temple, Lanikai Beach, CLIMB Works Keana Farms, Ko Olina Lagoons
Highlights from your plan
Waimea Valley ©
Waimea Valley
CLIMB Works Keana Farms ©
CLIMB Works Keana Farms
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

6
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Kids will appreciate attractions like Koloa Zipline and Wailua Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Na Pali Coast State Park and CJM Country Stables. Change things up with these side-trips from Poipu: Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei). And it doesn't end there: hike along Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, take a tour by water with Capt Andy's Sailing Adventures, and see Kipu Ranch Adventures.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Poipu day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Poipu takes 3 hours. In October in Poipu, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Koloa, Lihue, Kalalau Trail, Waimea Canyon State Park, Capt Andy's Sailing Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail
Koloa Zipline ©
Koloa Zipline
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park

5
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Devil's Bridge Trail and Oak Creek Canyon. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Airport Mesa. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boynton Canyon Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock State Park, explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sedona sightseeing site.

You can fly from Poipu to Sedona in 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Poipu in October, expect Sedona to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Airport Mesa ©
Airport Mesa
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

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