31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bristol
+2
Train + Fly + Taxi:  14​h 30​min
1
Custer
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Branson
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
9
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  12​h 15​min
End: Bristol

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, then engage your brain at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, and then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Custer trip itinerary maker tool .

Bristol, UK to Custer is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Bristol to Custer due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Presidential Trail
Highlights from your plan
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lamar Valley and Grand Prismatic Spring. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Faithful and Lake Butte Overlook. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, and hike along Artist Point.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Custer to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In September, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Custer - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Punalu‘U Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mauna Kea. Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Rainbow Falls (in Hilo), Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Jagger Museum (in Volcano). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and enjoy the sand and surf at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay).

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona online route planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Kailua-Kona in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September; daily highs in Kailua-Kona reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jagger Museum, Rainbow Falls, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Punalu‘U Beach
Highlights from your plan
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zipline and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Visit Wailea Beach and Napili Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Kihei (Scuba & Snorkeling & Stand-Up Paddleboarding). It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street.

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Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. September in Lahaina sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Zipline
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

4
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.
Battleship Missouri Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Shark Diving. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Opana Radar Site (in Kawela Bay) and Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, and contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. September in Honolulu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Opana Radar Site, Shark Diving
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Shark Diving
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tunnel View and Olmsted Point. There's much more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Honolulu in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Tue), examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then steep yourself in history at 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 next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santo Nino Chapel.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Santa Fe in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 31°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Santo Nino Chapel
Highlights from your plan
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

1
night
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, explore the activities along Table Rock Lake, and then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Golden Pioneer Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at White River Valley Trail.

Before you visit Branson, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Santa Fe to Branson by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Branson due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Branson when traveling from Santa Fe in September, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Table Rock Lake, Thorncrown Chapel, Golden Pioneer Museum
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Branson to New York City takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Branson to New York City is 1 hour. Traveling from Branson in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 22°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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