35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Ogunquit
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 3 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 3 nights
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Louisville
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights

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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Let the collections at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and Iolani Palace capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Byodo-In Temple and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at US Army Museum of Hawaii, step aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Honolulu holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Honolulu, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Honolulu reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Byodo-In Temple ©
Byodo-In Temple
Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum ©
Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Jagger Museum and Liliuokalani Gardens. Explore hidden gems such as Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Akaka Falls State Park), Hilo Coffee Mill (in Mountain View) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Fly from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yellowstone National Park: Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park) and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (in West Yellowstone). The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planner.

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Yellowstone National Park in 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kailua-Kona in August: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ogunquit.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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Ogunquit

Ogunquit ©
Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea" in the language of the Native Americans who inhabited the region long ago, and this remains an accurate description of this holiday destination today.
Get some cultural insight at Nubble Lighthouse and Portland Museum of Art. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hampton Beach State Park and Strawbery Banke Museum. Take a break from Ogunquit with a short trip to Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of John Paul Jones House, part of the Portsmouth Historical Society, enjoy the sand and surf at Ogunquit Beach, explore the striking landscape at Perkins Cove, and get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ogunquit trip planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Ogunquit in 13 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Ogunquit, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Ogunquit is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 31°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Ogunquit

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Portland Museum of Art ©
Portland Museum of Art
Strawbery Banke Museum ©
Strawbery Banke Museum
Nubble Lighthouse ©
Nubble Lighthouse

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Get some cultural insight at Gettysburg National Cemetery and Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center. Museum-lovers will get to explore U.S. Naval Academy and George Washington's Mount Vernon. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC tour app.

Fly from Ogunquit to Washington DC in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ogunquit in September: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
U.S. Naval Academy ©
U.S. Naval Academy
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach ©
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Museum-lovers will appreciate Hollywood Wax Museum and Brookgreen Gardens. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alligator Adventure and The South Carolina Maritime Museum. Go for a jaunt from Myrtle Beach to Murrells Inlet to see Huntington Beach State Park about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Barefoot Landing, take a stroll through Broadway at the Beach, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Myrtle Beach.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach travel route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Myrtle Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Wax Museum ©
Hollywood Wax Museum
The South Carolina Maritime Museum ©
The South Carolina Maritime Museum
Brookgreen Gardens ©
Brookgreen Gardens

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum and Guinness World Records Adventure will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of the Cherokee Indian and Tennessee Homemade Wines. Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: Cades Cove (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park), Smoky Mountain Knife Works (in Sevierville) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Bryson City). There's much more to do: get your game on at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Myrtle Beach to Gatlinburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Myrtle Beach in September, Gatlinburg is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Cherokee Indian ©
Museum of the Cherokee Indian
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum ©
Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Guinness World Records Adventure ©
Guinness World Records Adventure

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Nashville

Nashville ©

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Step off the beaten path and head to Carnton and Carter House. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lotz House Museum and The Parthenon. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge, see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, and take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Nashville visit planner.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. September in Nashville sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Carter House ©
Carter House
Carnton ©
Carnton
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum

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Louisville

Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maker's Mark and Woodford Reserve Distillery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kentucky Derby Museum and Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Change things up with these side-trips from Louisville: Kentucky Horse Park (in Lexington) and Buffalo Trace Distillery (in Frankfort). The adventure continues: snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge and try your luck at Churchill Downs.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Louisville trip maker app.

Getting from Nashville to Louisville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. September in Louisville sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Maker's Mark
Maker's Mark
Woodford Reserve Distillery ©
Woodford Reserve Distillery
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©

City Different

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, don't miss a visit to Canyon Road, then contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Blumenschein Home & Museum, then take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, then see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip planner.

Fly from Louisville to Santa Fe in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Louisville in September, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Santa Fe. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
Museum of International Folk Art ©
Museum of International Folk Art
Blumenschein Home & Museum
Blumenschein Home & Museum

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