31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Pigeon Forge
— 1 night
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Custer
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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Koloa, Kauai
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward
— 2 nights
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 2 nights
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Wildwood
— 1 night
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Myrtle Beach
— 2 nights
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
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Key West
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Orlando
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Pigeon Forge — 1 night

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Hollywood Star Cars Museum, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then Head underground at Tuckaleechee Caverns.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip itinerary planning site.

Orlando to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Orlando in July, expect little chillier with lows of 69°F in Pigeon Forge. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Custer.
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Custer — 3 nights

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wildlife Loop Road and Iron Mountain Road. Explore Custer's surroundings by going to Keystone (Rushmore Tramway Adventures & Big Thunder Gold Mine). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Custer trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Custer by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Pigeon Forge to Custer, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Pigeon Forge in July; daily highs in Custer reach 80°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park road trip website.

You can fly from Custer to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Custer in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Moab.
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Moab — 2 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Moab road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Yellowstone National Park to Moab in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get warmer in Moab: highs are around 97°F and lows about 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Lahaina.
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Lahaina, Maui — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Wailea Beach, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, and finally stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally stroll through Napili Beach.

For ratings and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Moab to Lahaina takes 11 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Moab in July: highs in Lahaina hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can fly to Koloa.
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Koloa, Kauai — 3 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Na Pali Coast State Park and Tunnels Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea), Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei) and Kapaa (Lydgate Farms Kauai Chocolate & Kayaking & Canoeing). There's still lots to do: hike along Kalalau Trail, kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Koloa trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Koloa takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can fly to Honolulu.
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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.
On the 15th (Fri), see the world from above with a helicopter tour, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, then see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and finally explore the activities along Waimea Bay.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Honolulu visit planner.

You can fly from Koloa to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Seward.
Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Alaska SeaLife Center, and finally explore the activities along Resurrection Bay. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seward travel planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Seward in 11 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Alaska Standard Time (AKST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Honolulu in July: high temperatures in Seward hover around 64°F and lows are around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Juneau.
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Juneau — 2 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Nugget Falls, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Juneau online trip builder.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Seward to Juneau in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Juneau, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Wildwood.
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Wildwood — 1 night

Wildwood is a city in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the waterfront at Wildwood Boardwalk, cool off at Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wildwood Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches, and then take a leisurely stroll along Ocean City Boardwalk.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Wildwood road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Juneau to Wildwood in 10 hours. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Juneau in July, expect Wildwood to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Myrtle Beach.
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Side Trips

Myrtle Beach — 2 nights

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): deepen your understanding at Alligator Adventure, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Myrtle Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: choose your vessel at Boat Rentals, make a trip to Barefoot Landing, then shop like a local with Broadway at the Beach, and finally enjoy some diversion at Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Myrtle Beach online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Wildwood to Myrtle Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Wildwood in July, Myrtle Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Coastal Discovery Museum, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, and finally stroll through Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and then take in the waterfront activity at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head road trip planning website.

You can drive from Myrtle Beach to Hilton Head in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly to Panama City Beach.
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Panama City Beach — 2 nights

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Village of Baytowne Wharf, browse the different shops at Pier Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at St. Andrews State Park, and then head off the coast to Shell Island.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Panama City Beach trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Hilton Head to Panama City Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Panama City Beach can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Key West.
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Key West — 2 nights

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 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Fort Zachary Taylor, then browse the exhibits of Truman Little White House, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West planner.

You can fly from Panama City Beach to Key West in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Panama City Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Orlando.
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Orlando — 1 night

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 31st (Sun), find something for the whole family at Fun Spot America, make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, and then get in on the family fun at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.

For ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Key West in July since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.