31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner
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Key West
— 1 night
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
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Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Train to Denali National Park and Preserve
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Denali National Park and Preserve
— 2 nights
Train to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward
— 2 nights
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Honolulu
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Durango
— 1 night
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Moab
— 2 nights
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Buena Vista
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Branson
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Key West — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): cruise along The Overseas Highway, then examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, then stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, then get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Key West tour itinerary builder app.

Orlando to Key West is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Orlando in July, with lows around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Hilton Head.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Hilton Head — 2 nights

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
On the 3rd (Sun), examine the collection at Coastal Discovery Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach, and then take in the waterfront activity at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hilton Head trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Hilton Head takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Key West in July, Hilton Head is slightly colder at night with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Gatlinburg.
Parks · Outdoors · Spas · Museums

Gatlinburg — 2 nights

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, then find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, and then admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg visit planning site.

Fly from Hilton Head to Gatlinburg in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Hilton Head in July, Gatlinburg is a bit cooler at night with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Bar Harbor.
Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Theme Parks
Side Trips

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 2 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cadillac Mountain, admire all the interesting features of Park Loop Road, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Land Bridge to Bar Island and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shore Path.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor travel route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Gatlinburg to Bar Harbor takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Gatlinburg in July, expect Bar Harbor to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to fly to Juneau.
Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature
Side Trip

Juneau — 2 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, then get answers to all your questions at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): head outdoors with Bread n Butter Charters and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Juneau route tool.

You can fly from Bar Harbor to Juneau in 12.5 hours. Another option is to fly. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Bar Harbor to Juneau due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bar Harbor in July, expect Juneau to be slightly colder, temps between 63°F and 52°F. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Denali National Park and Preserve.
Tours · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip

Denali National Park and Preserve — 2 nights

The 2.43 million hectares (6 million acres) of Denali National Park include low taiga forest, high-alpine tundra, and snowcapped mountains, all of which lead up to Mt.
On the 11th (Mon), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Denali.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Juneau to Denali National Park and Preserve by combination of flight and train takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Juneau in July, you will find days in Denali National Park and Preserve are somewhat warmer (70°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). You'll set off for Seward on the 12th (Tue).
Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Nature

Seward — 2 nights

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Alaska SeaLife Center.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Seward online journey maker.

Do a combination of train and bus from Denali National Park and Preserve to Seward in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Denali National Park and Preserve in July, expect nights in Seward to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Honolulu, Oahu — 2 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, step aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial, then examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and finally explore the activities along Waimea Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Iolani Palace, then hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Seward to Honolulu takes 11 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seward to Honolulu. Traveling from Seward in July, things will get much hotter in Honolulu: highs are around 88°F and lows about 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Lahaina.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip

Lahaina, Maui — 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Napili Beach. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Maui Tropical Plantation (in Wailuku), Kamaole Beach Park III (in Kihei) and Helicopter Tours (in Kahului). There's lots more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, and stroll through Kapalua Beach.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lahaina online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lahaina are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Explore hidden gems such as Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yellowstone National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Yellowstone National Park takes 11 hours. Traveling from Lahaina to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lahaina in July, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to fly to Custer.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip

Custer — 2 nights

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 23rd (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Wildlife Loop Road, then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Rushmore Tramway Adventures.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Custer travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Custer in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Custer: highs are around 80°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can fly to Durango.
Theme Parks · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip

Durango — 1 night

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Durango trip planner.

You can fly from Custer to Durango in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer in July, expect nights in Durango to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 86°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Moab.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Moab — 2 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): make a trip to Delicate Arch, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab tour planner.

Traveling by car from Durango to Moab takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Durango in July, with highs in Moab at 97°F and lows at 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.
Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Side Trip

Buena Vista — 2 nights

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 28th (Thu), see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then get a taste of life in the country at American Safari Ranch.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Buena Vista road trip site.

Getting from Moab to Buena Vista by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Moab in July; daily highs in Buena Vista reach 80°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly to Branson.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
Side Trip

Branson — 2 nights

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 30th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Runaway Mountain Coaster, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, ponder the design of Dancing Water Fountain, and then browse the different shops at Branson Landing.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Branson road trip planning website.

You can fly from Buena Vista to Branson in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Buena Vista to Branson. In July, Branson is a bit warmer than Buena Vista - with highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Wildlife · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping
Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.