31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
4
Custer
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
5
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Flagstaff
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Page
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
11
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: San Francisco

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Shark Diving and Manoa Falls. Get a sense of the local culture at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and Battleship Missouri Memorial. There's lots more to do: hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, get interesting insight from Tours, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco to Honolulu is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Honolulu at 88°F and lows at 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Shark Diving
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Shark Diving
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mauna Kea and Greenwell Farms. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona tour planning site .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona takes 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Greenwell Farms, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea

4
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.
Visiting Uncle Tom's Trail and Upper Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Artist Point and Horseback Riding Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone (about 54 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park day trip website .

Do a combination of flight and car from Kailua-Kona to Yellowstone National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Kailua-Kona, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Horseback Riding Tours
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Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, and then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Custer trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Custer takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Custer reach 80°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Coligny Beach.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hilton Head journey maker .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Custer to Hilton Head in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Custer in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Hilton Head, with highs around 89°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, then contemplate the long history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, steep yourself in history at Olde Pink House, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally stroll around Forsyth Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Savannah trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Savannah takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Olde Pink House ©
Olde Pink House

2
nights
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, then stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, and finally cruise along The Overseas Highway. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Key West itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Savannah to Key West takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Savannah in July, with lows around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Audubon House & Tropical Gardens ©
Audubon House & Tropical Gardens

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, and then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road.

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You can fly from Key West to Santa Fe in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Key West to Santa Fe is minus 2 hours. Expect colder evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Key West in July, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

3
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Step out of the city life by going to Wupatki National Monument and Painted Desert. Explore hidden gems such as Walnut Canyon National Monument and Oak Creek Canyon. Explore Flagstaff's surroundings by going to Sedona (Cathedral Rock & Bell Rock).

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Santa Fe to Flagstaff in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in July, with highs in Flagstaff at 81°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sedona, Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

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Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Escape the urban bustle at Cape Royal and Navajo Bridge. You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Gunfighter Canyon. When in Page, make a side trip to see Little Colorado River Gorge in Grand Canyon National Park, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, take a memorable tour with Tours, and explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Page online trip maker .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Page in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Flagstaff in July, expect nights in Page to be warmer, around 73°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 98°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge
Little Colorado River Gorge ©
Little Colorado River Gorge

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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 Tuolumne Meadows and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Visiting Taft Point and Vernal Fall will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Page to Yosemite National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Page to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Page in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (83°F), and nights are much colder (46°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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