32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  10​h 15​min
5
Sedona
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  7​h 45​min
6
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5​h 15​min
7
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
8
Key West
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
10
Savannah
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h
End: New York City

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Explore hidden gems such as New York Public Library and St. Paul's Chapel. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, get to know the fascinating history of World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City journey maker website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New York City. May in New York City sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

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

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Prismatic Spring and Lamar Valley. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yellowstone National Park: Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (in West Yellowstone) and Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Artist Point, hike along Natural Bridge Trail, stroll through Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park journey planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 53°F by day to 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Swim with Dolphins (in Waikoloa) and Akaka Falls State Park (in Hilo). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip planning tool .

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. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May; daily highs in Kailua-Kona reach 83°F and lows reach 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Akaka Falls State Park
Highlights from your plan
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Battleship Missouri Memorial and Iolani Palace are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Shark Diving and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Waimea Valley (in Haleiwa) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae). There's more to do: stroll through Koko Crater Railway Trail and explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu takes 4 hours. In May in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Swim with Dolphins
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of the city life by going to Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock. Discover out-of-the-way places like Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Wupatki National Monument. Step out of Sedona to go to Flagstaff and see Walnut Canyon National Monument, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, trek along Devil's Bridge Trail, and stroll through Airport Mesa.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sedona online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Sedona takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in May; daily highs in Sedona reach 78°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Flagstaff
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

2
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cades Cove and Tennessee Homemade Wines. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Zipline. Change things up with these side-trips from Gatlinburg: Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Bush's Beans Visitor Center (in Chestnut Hill). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and laugh and play at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gatlinburg driving holiday planner .

Getting from Sedona to Gatlinburg by combination of taxi and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Gatlinburg can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Marco Island.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, River Rafting & Tubing, Bush's Beans Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Bush's Beans Visitor Center ©
Bush's Beans Visitor Center
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. On the 23rd (Sat), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cast your line with a fishing tour, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Marco Island trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Gatlinburg to Marco Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gatlinburg in May; daily highs in Marco Island reach 88°F and lows reach 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Key West

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.
Get in touch with nature at Fort Zachary Taylor and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore hidden gems such as Dry Tortugas National Park and The Overseas Highway. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Key West trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Marco Island to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marco Island in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Marathon road trip site .

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

3
nights
Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Fort Pulaski National Monument. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Coligny Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Savannah: Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum (in Tybee Island) and Speed Boats Tours (in Hilton Head). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, admire the striking features of Mickve Israel Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of First African Baptist Church, and stroll around Forsyth Park.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Savannah online trip maker .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Marathon to Savannah in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Marathon in May, things will get a bit cooler in Savannah: highs are around 83°F and lows about 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

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