36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Key West
— 3 nights
Fly to Orlando, Bus to St. Augustine
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St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sedona
— 5 nights
Bus to Phoenix, Fly to Kona
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly
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Poipu, Kauai
— 4 nights
Fly
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Key West

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.
Visit Key West Garden Club and Key West Cemetery for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and The Overseas Highway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key West: Marathon (Scuba & Snorkeling & The Turtle Hospital). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Key West online day trip planner.

London, UK to Key West is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Key West is minus 5 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Key West at 34°C and lows at 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

3
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St. Augustine

St. Get some historical perspective at Fort Clinch State Park and St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc.. Step out of the city life by going to St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and Beach at Daytona Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Augustine: Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet) and Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory (in Daytona Beach). And it doesn't end there: stroll through St. Augustine Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, and deepen your understanding at Flagler College.

Take the guesswork out of planning a St. Augustine vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to St. Augustine in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in St. Augustine when traveling from Key West in May, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

2
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.
On the 9th (Sat), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Coligny Beach and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head attractions app.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Hilton Head takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

3
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Cades Cove. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Roaring Fork and Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook. Venture out of the city with trips to River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Gatlinburg takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Hilton Head in May, Gatlinburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

5
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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get outdoors at Wupatki National Monument and Cathedral Rock. Change things up with a short trip to Walnut Canyon National Monument in Flagstaff (about 1h 5 min away). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), trek along Devil's Bridge Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sedona road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Gatlinburg to Sedona takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Gatlinburg to Sedona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

3
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Akaka Falls State Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Liliuokalani Gardens and Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation. Step out of Kailua-Kona with an excursion to Rainbow Falls in Hilo--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, savor a delicious cup with Greenwell Farms, and take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary maker site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Sedona to Kailua-Kona in 12 hours. Traveling from Sedona to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sedona in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Kailua-Kona. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Nature · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

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Poipu, Kauai

Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Visiting Wailua Falls and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Poipu side-trips: Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei), Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Na Pali Coast State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and stroll around Poipu Beach Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Poipu trip planner.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Poipu in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Poipu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Honolulu, Oahu

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Koko Crater Railway Trail and Waimea Valley. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae) and Shark Diving (in Haleiwa). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and don't miss a visit to Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu day trip site.

You can fly from Poipu to Honolulu in 3 hours. In May in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Zion National Park

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Explore hidden gems such as Zion's Main Canyon and Zion Shuttle. Step out of the city life by going to Angel's Landing and The Narrows. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Zion National Park takes 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Honolulu in May, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lamar Valley and Old Faithful. Get out of town with these interesting Yellowstone National Park side-trips: Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (in West Yellowstone) and Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park). It doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, taxi, and shuttle. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in June: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.