34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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34 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
4
Custer
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  10​h 45​min
5
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
6
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Denver

5
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 Panorama Trail and Tuolumne Meadows. Get outdoors at Nevada Falls Loop and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner.

Denver to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop

6
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kilauea Iki Trailhead. Step off the beaten path and head to Kanaloa Octopus Farm and Wawaloli Beach Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Akaka Falls State Park), Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waikoloa). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the majestic nature at Lapakahi State Historical Park, contemplate the long history of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay).

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Kailua-Kona takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much hotter evenings in Kailua-Kona when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hilo, Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Lapakahi State Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Artist Point and Grand Prismatic Spring. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yellowstone National Park and Castle Geyser. Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to West Yellowstone to see Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, trek along Natural Bridge Trail, stroll through Mystic Falls Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Kailua-Kona to Yellowstone National Park in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Kailua-Kona to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 39°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

4
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Explore hidden gems such as Wind Cave National Park and Presidential Trail. Get outdoors at Black Hills National Forest and Custer State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs) and Rankin Ridge Nature Trail (in Wind Cave National Park). Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring the underground world of Jewel Cave National Monument. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and admire all the interesting features of Iron Mountain Road.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Custer trip itinerary planning website .

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. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Custer hover around 77°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wind Cave National Park, Presidential Trail, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park

5
nights
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor ©
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Great Head Trail and Gorham Mountain Trail. Visiting Pirate's Cove Miniature Golf and Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail will get you outdoors. Step out of Bar Harbor with an excursion to Wonderland Trail in Southwest Harbor--about 32 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Acadia National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Little Hunters Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Shore Path, cruise along Park Loop Road, and head off the coast to Mount Desert Island.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bar Harbor trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Bar Harbor takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bar Harbor when traveling from Custer in August, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Acadia National Park, Wonderland Trail
Highlights from your plan
Park Loop Road ©
Park Loop Road
Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail ©
Gorham Mountain Trail

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, stroll through Coligny Beach, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hilton Head itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Bar Harbor to Hilton Head takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bar Harbor in August; daily highs in Hilton Head reach 88°F and lows reach 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Fishing Charters & Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

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