31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Custer
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly to Lihue, Taxi to Poipu
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Poipu, Kauai
— 6 nights
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Taxi to Lihue, Fly to Phoenix, Bus to Sedona
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Sedona
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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 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 7.5-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 71°F and lows of 45°F. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Faithful and Jenny Lake Trail. Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Prismatic Spring and Norris Geyser Basin. There's more to do: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Custer to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Custer - with highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
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, then admire 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.

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You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Zion National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 36°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 · Trails

Hilo, Island of Hawaii

— 2 nights

America's Wettest City

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 The Umauma 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, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum.

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Fly from Zion National Park to Hilo in 12.5 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 84°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 5 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.
Get outdoors at Ho'okipa Beach Park and Kapalua Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wailea Beach and Parasailing & Paragliding. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Helicopter Tours (in Kahului), Kamaole Beach Park II (in Kihei) and Maui Pineapple Tours (in Makawao). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Skyline Hawaii - Ka'anapali Maui, kick back and relax at Napili Beach, take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, and stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lahaina trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hilo to Lahaina takes 2.5 hours. October in Lahaina sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

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 historical perspective at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Bring the kids along to Lanikai Beach and Photography Tours. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Waimea Valley & Shark Diving), CLIMB Works Keana Farms (in Kahuku) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). There's much more to do: hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, kick back and relax at Ko Olina Lagoons, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and take an in-depth tour 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 2.5 hours. October in Honolulu sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Poipu, Kauai

— 6 nights
Kids will appreciate attractions like Poipu Beach Park and Wailua Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Na Pali Coast State Park and Kipu Ranch Adventures. Change things up with these side-trips from Poipu: Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea).

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Poipu trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Poipu in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Poipu are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Poipu

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Sedona

— 5 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bell Rock and Devil's Bridge Trail. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Boynton Canyon Trail. There's much more to do: stroll through Airport Mesa, admire the majestic nature at Red Rock State Park, cruise along Oak Creek Canyon, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sedona itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Poipu to Sedona takes 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Poipu to Sedona is 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Poipu in October, with highs in Sedona at 77°F and lows at 55°F. On the 26th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails