39 days in Continental USA Itinerary

39 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA itinerary planner

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
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Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly to Phoenix, Bus to Sedona
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Sedona
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Knoxville
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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St. Augustine
— 2 nights
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, and then explore the activities along Waimea Bay. On your second day here, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial, then steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps and other tourist information, read our Honolulu holiday builder tool.

Adelaide, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Honolulu is minus 19.5 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in September; daily highs in Honolulu reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

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Lahaina, Maui

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, then stroll through Ka'anapali Beach, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally kick back and relax at Napili Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wailea Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street.

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Getting from Honolulu to Lahaina by flight takes about 4 hours. In September in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, kick back and relax at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), and then immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Saddle Road and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea.

Make your Kailua-Kona itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Airport Mesa, explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), then explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Sedona Stargazing.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sedona trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kailua-Kona to Sedona takes 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kailua-Kona to Sedona is 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kailua-Kona in September since evenings lows in Sedona dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Take a break from the city and head to Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like South Kaibab Trail and Hopi Point. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Cape Royal, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, hike along Tonto Trail, and head outdoors with Bar 10 Ranch Activities.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online trip maker.

Drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sedona in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Moab

— 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 4th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Moab trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, Moab is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Gatlinburg

— 2 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tennessee Homemade Wines and Zipline. Get in touch with nature at Clingmans Dome and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin. Step out of Gatlinburg with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Hartford--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Doc Collier Distillery, trek along Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Gatlinburg tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Gatlinburg takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, bus, and subway. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Moab to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Moab in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 12°C in Gatlinburg. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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 a sense of the local culture at Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Dry Tortugas National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Key West: Marathon (The Turtle Hospital & Seven Mile Bridge) and Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Key West trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Gatlinburg to Key West takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and ferry. When traveling from Gatlinburg in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Key West, with highs around 35°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and International Drive. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Orlando International Premium Outlets and Disney Springs. Take a break from Orlando with a short trip to Cocoa Beach in Cocoa Beach, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make an unforgettable trip to World of Disney, make a splash at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Orlando trip planning app.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in October, Orlando is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St. Augustine

— 2 nights
St. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Augustine Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Wild Reserve, examine the collection at Lightner Museum, then deepen your understanding at Flagler College, then make a trip to St. George Street, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ormond Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our St. Augustine trip app.

Getting from Orlando to St. Augustine by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in October: highs in St. Augustine hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Savannah

— 2 nights

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally wander the streets of Savannah Historic District. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Pulaski National Monument, then examine the collection at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, and finally hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Savannah tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Savannah takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from St. Augustine in October, Savannah is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. You'll discover tucked-away gems like New York Public Library and Chrysler Building. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip app.

Getting from Savannah to New York City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Savannah, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Upper Geyser Basin. Get outdoors at Old Faithful and Lower Geyser Basin. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, and get impressive views of Mud Volcano.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker app.

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. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Half Dome will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Lembert Dome. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, make a trip to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and trek along Panorama Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online travel planner.

You can 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. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails