36 days in Continental USA Itinerary

36 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip planner

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Fly to Miami, Shuttle to Marathon
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Marathon
— 1 night
Drive
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Key West
— 3 nights
Fly
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Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 3 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 4 nights
Bus to Phoenix, Fly to Poipu
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Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Marathon

— 1 night

Heart of the 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 9th (Sun): kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach and then snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon road trip website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Marathon is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in May, expect nights in Marathon to be much hotter, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Key West

— 3 nights

Conch Republic

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and Spas. Visiting Dry Tortugas National Park and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Key West Garden Club, take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Key West trip planner.

Drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Panama City Beach

— 2 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

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 14th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Andrews State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park, and then don't miss a visit to The Village of Baytowne Wharf.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Panama City Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Key West in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Panama City Beach, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Pines Forest Preserve, then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Hilton Head day trip planner.

You can fly from Panama City Beach to Hilton Head in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Panama City Beach in May: highs in Hilton Head hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Charleston

— 3 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Center for Birds of Prey and Boone Hall Plantation. Take a break from the city and head to Angel Oak Tree and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with a short trip to Charleston Tea Garden in Wadmalaw Island (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, and walk around Joe Riley Waterfront Park.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Charleston travel app.

You can drive from Hilton Head to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get outdoors at Delicate Arch and Corona Arch. Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve. Step out of Moab with an excursion to Tunnel Arch in Arches National Park--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Moab trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Charleston to Moab in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Charleston in May, things will get a bit cooler in Moab: highs are around 28°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Sedona

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bearizona Wildlife Park and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Step out of the city life by going to Devil's Bridge Trail and Oak Creek Canyon. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), hike along Airport Mesa, immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock State Park, and explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock.

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Getting from Moab to Sedona by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Poipu, Kauai

— 3 nights
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Step out of the city life by going to Wailua Falls and Poipu Beach Park. Explore hidden gems such as Na Pali Coast State Park and Hanalei Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Poipu: Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge (in Hanalei) and Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Poipu sightseeing planner.

Getting from Sedona to Poipu by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Sedona in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Poipu, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Photography Tours. Get outdoors at Koko Crater Railway Trail and Manoa Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Waimea Valley, Shark Diving, &more). There's more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Poipu to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. May in Honolulu sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Lahaina, Maui

— 3 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

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.
Visiting Kapalua Coastal Trail and Napili Beach will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Kamaole Beach Park II and Kapalua Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Kamaole Beach Park III in Kihei (about 44 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lahaina using our trip planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Lahaina by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Lahaina are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mauna Kea and Saddle Road. Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Venture out of the city with trips to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Living Ocean Adventures.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona journey website.

Fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Lamar Valley. Get in touch with nature at Grand Teton and Upper Geyser Basin. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online trip maker.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 11 hours. Traveling from Kailua-Kona to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in June, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

Side Trip