40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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Key West
— 5 nights
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
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Provincetown
— 3 nights
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights

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Key West

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.
Let the collections at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center capture your imagination. Visit Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum for their historical value. Explore Key West's surroundings by going to Sombrero Reef (in Marathon), Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, see the interesting displays at Oldest House & Garden Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and explore the gorgeous colors at Vandenberg Wreck.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Key West trip builder app.

Dallas to Key West is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Key West is 1 hour. When traveling from Dallas in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Key West: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Vandenberg Wreck ©
Vandenberg Wreck
Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea

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Hilton Head

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Sheldon Church Ruins and Folly Field Beach Park. Step out of the city life by going to May River Excursions and Audubon Newhall Preserve. Explore Hilton Head's surroundings by going to Beaufort (Santa Elena History Center, Pat Conroy Literary Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through The Bike Doctor, kick back and relax at Hilton Head Island Beach, walk around Driessen Beach Park, and let little ones run wild at Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hilton Head trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Key West to Hilton Head in 9.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Hilton Head when traveling from Key West in August, with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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May River Excursions ©
May River Excursions
Old Sheldon Church Ruins ©
Old Sheldon Church Ruins
Folly Field Beach Park ©
Folly Field Beach Park

3
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Provincetown

Provincetown ©

Birthplace of American Liberty

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Head of the Meadow Beach. Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and Provincetown Art Association and Museum will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Race Point Beach, explore the landscape on two wheels at Province Lands Bike Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Point, and take a peaceful walk through Beech Forest, Provincetown.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Provincetown trip planner.

You can fly from Hilton Head to Provincetown in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Hilton Head in August, expect Provincetown to be a bit cooler, temps between 78°F and 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Herring Cove Beach ©
Herring Cove Beach

2
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Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, take in the awesome beauty at Black Elk Peak, then stroll through Little Devil's Tower Trail, and finally explore the activities along Legion Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of South Dakota State Railroad Museum, then learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, then appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally examine the collection at Custer County 1881 Courthouse.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Custer day trip website.

Getting from Provincetown to Custer by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry, train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Provincetown to Custer due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Provincetown in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Custer, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

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Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chapel of the Transfiguration and Chapel of the Sacred Heart. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oxbow Bend and String Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jackson Hole: Moose (Jenny Lake Boating & Snake River) and Grand Teton National Park (Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, Schwabacher Landing, &more). There's more to do: cruise along Moose Wilson Road and make a trip to Antler Arches of Jackson.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Custer to Jackson Hole by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Custer in August since evenings lows in Jackson Hole dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Highlights from your plan
Oxbow Bend ©
Oxbow Bend
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Moose Wilson Road ©
Moose Wilson Road

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Yellowstone National Park

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 off the beaten path and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Midway Geyser Basin. Escape the urban bustle at Old Faithful and Biscuit Basin. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Black Sand Basin, explore the activities along Firehole River, get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, and explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Biscuit Basin ©
Biscuit Basin
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Mud Volcano ©
Mud Volcano

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Logan Pass and Baring Falls. Take a break from the city and head to Avalanche Lake and Iceberg Lake Trail. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, contemplate the waterfront views at Bullhead Lake, and trek along Cracker Lake Hike.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip website.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, things will get a bit warmer in Glacier National Park: highs are around 83°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Yosemite Falls. Visiting Glacier Point and Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Stanislaus National Forest in Hathaway Pines (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, get interesting insight from YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Tue) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step off the beaten path and head to South Kaibab Trail and Canyon Trail Rides. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Point Imperial Drive. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Moran Point, appreciate the history behind Powell Point, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and trek along Hermit Trail.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Grand Canyon National Park are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

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Buena Vista

Buena Vista ©
The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 6th (Sun), examine the collection at National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, then stroll through Mineral Belt Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Montgomery Reservoir, and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, contemplate the waterfront views at Cottonwood Lake, then experience rural life at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy, then stroll around Buena Vista River Park, and finally sample the fine beverages at Deerhammer Distillery.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Buena Vista by car takes about 9.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

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Cottonwood Lake ©
Cottonwood Lake
National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum ©
National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum
Montgomery Reservoir ©
Montgomery Reservoir

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 8th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Santa Fe Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, then explore the galleries of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, then stroll the grounds of Santa Fe National Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Santa Fe vacation maker.

Getting from Buena Vista to Santa Fe by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Buena Vista in September, with highs in Santa Fe at 80°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

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San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors

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