39 days in Continental USA Itinerary

39 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip planner

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Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive
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St. Augustine
— 2 nights
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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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.
Get outdoors at Wailea Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lahaina Front Street and Helicopter Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Kihei (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Kapalua Beach, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ka'anapali Beach, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip maker site.

Adelaide, Australia to Lahaina is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 19.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Lahaina. Traveling from Adelaide in September, expect Lahaina to be much warmer, temps between 35°C and 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Saddle Road. Change things up with a short trip to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park in Honaunau (about 44 minutes away). It doesn't end there: savor a delicious cup with Greenwell Farms and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kailua-Kona trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 4.5 hours. September in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Escape the urban bustle at Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to South Kaibab Trail and Inner Canyon. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kailua-Kona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Kailua-Kona to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from Kailua-Kona, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visiting Cathedral Rock and Airport Mesa will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Bell Rock. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Oak Creek Canyon, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, hike along Devil's Bridge Trail, and stroll through Broken Arrow Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sedona trip itinerary website.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Sedona are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are much warmer (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Get in touch with nature at Fort Zachary Taylor and Dolphin Research Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Turtle Hospital. When in Key West, make a side trip to see Bahia Honda State Park in Big Pine Key, approximately Big Pine Key away. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and explore the galleries of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

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

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Key West takes 11.5 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. Traveling from Sedona in October, you will find days in Key West are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are much warmer (29°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. Head to Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets and Disney Springsfor some retail therapy. Step out of Orlando to go to Daytona Beach and see Beach at Daytona Beach, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: make a splash at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando, and make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Orlando when traveling from Key West in October, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trips

St. Augustine

— 2 nights
St. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, then browse the exhibits of St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and finally sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Lightner Museum, then deepen your understanding at Flagler College, then don't miss a visit to St. George Street, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our St. Augustine trip site.

Traveling by car from Orlando to St. Augustine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Orlando in October, plan for little chillier days in St. Augustine, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 14th (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally wander the streets of Savannah Historic District. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Coligny Beach, and then stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Savannah attractions planner.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Savannah in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from St. Augustine in October since evenings lows in Savannah dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

New York City

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 9/11 Memorial and Times Square. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the New York City itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Savannah to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Savannah in October, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. Explore hidden gems such as Old Faithful and Midway Geyser Basin. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, and get outside with Morning Glory Pool.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 9°C and lows reach -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Explore hidden gems such as Yosemite Falls and Panorama Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, make a trip to Olmsted Point, trek along Four Mile Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails