38 days in Continental USA Itinerary

38 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip planner

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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Reno, Fly to West Yellowstone
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Key West
— 4 nights
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Kona
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Get outdoors at El Capitan and Lembert Dome. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and stroll through Four Mile Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park holiday builder app.

Adelaide, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 17.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Adelaide in September, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. Step out of the city life by going to Old Faithful and Grand Loop Road. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser, admire all the interesting features of Firehole Canyon Drive, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lewis Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Patrick's Cathedral and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, see the interesting displays at Museum of Sex, and make a trip to 9/11 Memorial.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 5th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, explore the galleries of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then walk around Forsyth Park, and finally take a stroll through Savannah Historic District. On the next day, learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then stroll through Coligny Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah tour planner.

Fly from New York City to Savannah in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City in October, expect nights in Savannah to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

St. Augustine

— 2 nights
St. On the 7th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, then enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and finally sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): examine the collection at Lightner Museum, deepen your understanding at Flagler College, then make a trip to St. George Street, and finally kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine route builder app.

Drive from Savannah to St. Augustine in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Savannah in October, St. Augustine is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Orlando

— 3 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Beach at Daytona Beach. Do your shopping at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets and Disney Springs. Step out of Orlando with an excursion to Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum in Ponce Inlet--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: cool off at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando, and discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Orlando itinerary maker website.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Orlando in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Key West

— 4 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.
Truman Little White House and 7 Artists & Friends Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Fort Zachary Taylor and The Overseas Highway will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Key West side-trips: Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key), Marathon (Seven Mile Bridge & The Turtle Hospital) and Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Key West trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Key West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Orlando in October since evenings lows in Key West dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Escape the urban bustle at Cathedral Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Explore hidden gems such as Oak Creek Canyon and Broken Arrow Trail. There's still lots to do: hike along Airport Mesa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Bridge Trail, explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Sedona takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Key West in October, you will find days in Sedona are little chillier (29°C), and nights are colder (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step out of the city life by going to Bright Angel Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to South Kaibab Trail and Powell Point. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, take in the pleasant sights at Pipe Creek Vista, and take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park route site.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (22°C), and nights are colder (0°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 2 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Fishing Charters & Tours. Visiting Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Saddle Road will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Kailua-Kona takes 13.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Kailua-Kona is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Kailua-Kona are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are warmer (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lahaina Front Street and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Take a break from the city and head to Wailea Beach and Ka'anapali Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Kihei (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Beach, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lahaina route planner.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4.5 hours. October in Lahaina sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips