36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Fly
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 6 nights
Bus to Phoenix, Fly to Kona
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly to Merced, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to West Yellowstone
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Savannah
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe

— 2 nights

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.
On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, get engrossed in the history at New Mexico History Museum, then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe online journey maker.

Mexico City, Mexico to Santa Fe is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Traveling from Mexico City to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mexico City in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Fe, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sedona

— 6 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Wupatki National Monument and Lowell Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Bearizona Wildlife Park and Painted Desert. Step out of Sedona to go to Flagstaff and see Walnut Canyon National Monument, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: cruise along Oak Creek Canyon, explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Airport Mesa.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Sedona takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Santa Fe in June, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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 Punalu‘U Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Liliuokalani Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako), Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu) and Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Akaka Falls State Park). The adventure continues: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona travel route planning site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Sedona to Kailua-Kona in 12 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Sedona to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sedona in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Kailua-Kona: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Napili Beach and Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery. Relax by the water at Wailea Beach and Kapalua Beach. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, and stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lahaina online travel planner.

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 5 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.
Appreciate the collections at USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lanikai Beach and Kailua Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe), Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Shark Diving (in Haleiwa). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, and don't miss a visit to Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip maker.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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 Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. Step out of the city life by going to Yosemite Falls and Tioga Pass. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and stroll through Wawona Meadow.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park sightseeing app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park takes 13.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (33°C), and nights are much colder (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Prismatic Spring and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Change things up with a short trip to Horseback Riding Tours in Gardiner (about 1h 50 min away). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, explore the activities along Lehardy's Rapids, and hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yellowstone National Park using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Savannah

— 3 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Escape the urban bustle at Coligny Beach and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Explore hidden gems such as Fort Pulaski National Monument and Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace. Change things up with these side-trips from Savannah: Hilton Head (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Speed Boats Tours) and Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum (in Tybee Island). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Olde Pink House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, and stroll around Forsyth Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Savannah online travel route planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Savannah in 10 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Savannah, with highs around 38°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.