36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  34​h
1
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Cody
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
4
Duluth
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Traverse City
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
Key West
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h
7
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Savannah
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
9
Nantucket
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h
10
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard
— 7 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Perth

1
night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 27th (Sat), hike along Petroglyph Point Hike, then don't miss a visit to Far View Sites, and then delve into the distant past at Long House. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, explore the ancient world of Balcony House, and then steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace.

Plan trip to Mesa Verde National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Perth, Australia to Mesa Verde National Park is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -15 hour difference. When traveling from Perth in July, plan for much hotter days in Mesa Verde National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cody.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

2
nights
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Trail Town and Cody Firearms Museum. Popular historic sites such as Heart Mountain Interpretive Center and Kirwin Ghost Town are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Meeteetse Museums in Meeteetse (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Cody Dug Up Gun Museum, learn more about the world around you at Draper Natural History Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Plains Indian, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

Before you visit Cody, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Cody takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in July, you will find days in Cody are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Meeteetse, Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Highlights from your plan
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center ©
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
Cody Firearms Museum ©
Cody Firearms Museum

3
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.
When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, approximately 56 minutes away. Spend the 1st (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and cruise along Lamar Valley.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. In July, Yellowstone National Park is slightly colder than Cody - with highs of 26°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Grand Teton, Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©

2
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
We've included these beaches for you: Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area and Onyx Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Split Rock Lighthouse and Lakewalk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Duluth: Two Harbors Lighthouse (in Two Harbors), Rice Lake National Refuge (in McGregor) and Pine County History Museum (in Askov). There's more to do: stroll through Brighton Beach Park and appreciate the extensive heritage of Stoney Point.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Duluth journey maker .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Duluth in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Duluth. Expect much hotter evenings in Duluth when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Duluth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Onyx Beach, Rice Lake National Refuge, Pine County History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse
Lakewalk ©
Lakewalk
Stoney Point ©
Stoney Point

3
nights
Traverse City

Traverse City ©
Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Suttons Bay Ciders. Discover out-of-the-way places like Elberta Beach and Platte Point Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Manistee (First Street Beach & Fifth Avenue Beach), Frankfort Beach (in Frankfort) and Depot Beach (in Charlevoix). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Old Mission Lighthouse.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Traverse City holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Duluth to Traverse City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Duluth in August, you will find days in Traverse City are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Traverse City

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Manistee, Depot Beach, Suttons Bay Ciders, Elberta Beach, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Highlights from your plan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Old Mission Lighthouse ©
Old Mission Lighthouse
Fifth Avenue Beach ©
Fifth Avenue Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, then make a trip to Southernmost Point, and finally identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Looe Key (Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary) and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Key West trip planner .

You can fly from Traverse City to Key West in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Traverse City in August, you will find days in Key West are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are warmer (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Looe Key (Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary), Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Visit Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park and Castillo de San Marcos for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Frank Butler County Park West and Crescent Beach Public Beach. Go for a jaunt from St. Augustine to Daytona Beach to see Beach at Daytona Beach about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach and enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our St. Augustine travel planner .

Getting from Key West to St. Augustine by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Key West in August since evenings lows in St. Augustine dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park, Crescent Beach Public Beach, Beach at Daytona Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum and Fort Pulaski National Monument. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Coligny Beach and Tybee Island Beach. Step out of Savannah to go to Hilton Head and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and stroll through Forsyth Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Savannah trip planner.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Savannah in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Savannah sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Nantucket.

Things to do in Savannah

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Tybee Island, Hilton Head
Highlights from your plan
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

2
nights
Nantucket

Nantucket ©
Nantucket is an island about 30mi by ferry south from Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts. Get some historical perspective at Sankaty Head Lighthouse and St Paul's Episcopal Church. We've included these beaches for you: Cisco Beach and Nobadeer. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Jetties Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfside Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Unitarian Universalist Meeting House Nantucket, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Milestone Bog.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Nantucket holiday maker app .

Traveling by flight from Savannah to Nantucket takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Savannah in August, things will get slightly colder in Nantucket: highs are around 28°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Edgartown.

Things to do in Nantucket

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Cisco Beach ©
Cisco Beach
Sankaty Head Lighthouse ©
Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Jetties Beach ©
Jetties Beach

7
nights
Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard

Edgartown ©
Edgartown is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. You'll get in some beach time at Menemsha Hills and Lucy Vincent Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Menemsha Public Beach and Bend in the Road Beach. Explore Edgartown's surroundings by going to Lambert's Cove Beach (in West Tisbury) and Gay Head Lighthouse (in Aquinnah). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Katama Beach/ South Beach, kick back and relax at Oak Bluffs Town Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Edgartown Lighthouse, and admire the landmark architecture of Trinity Park Tabernacle.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Nantucket to Edgartown in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Edgartown

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Oak Bluffs, Aquinnah, Chilmark, Menemsha Public Beach, Lambert's Cove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Menemsha Hills ©
Menemsha Hills
Katama Beach/ South Beach ©
Katama Beach/ South Beach
Edgartown Lighthouse ©
Edgartown Lighthouse

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