40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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40 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Hilton Head
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  9​h
2
Branson
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
3
Custer
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Durango
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
12
Homer
— 6 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Abu Dhabi

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): race across the water with a speed boat tour, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally putt your heart out at Legendary Golf.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head holiday builder website .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Hilton Head is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Hilton Head. Expect colder weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in July: highs in Hilton Head hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Speed Boats Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
night
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at Moonshine Beach, then explore the activities along Table Rock Lake, and then examine the collection at Titanic Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then Head underground at Talking Rocks Cavern, and then identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery.

To find more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Branson driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Hilton Head to Branson in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Hilton Head to Branson, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hilton Head in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 23°C in Branson. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Zipline

2
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and The Museum @ Black Hills Institute. Take a break from the city and head to Wind Cave National Park and Sylvan Lake. Step out of Custer with an excursion to Presidential Trail in Keystone--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road, immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Custer online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Branson to Custer in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Branson to Custer, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Custer is little chillier than Branson - with highs of 31°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, Wind Cave National Park
Highlights from your plan
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Artist Point and Grand Prismatic Spring. Escape the urban bustle at Mystic Falls Trail and Upper Geyser Basin. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, and explore the striking landscape of Artists’ Paintpots.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Custer to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In July, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Custer - with highs of 26°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jenny Lake and T.A. Moulton Barn. Visiting Grand Teton and Cascade Canyon Trail will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Chapel of the Transfiguration in Moose (about 40 minutes away). There's more to do: hike along Taggart Lake and explore the activities along Amphitheater Lake.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole trip maker site .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in Jackson Hole hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Chapel of the Transfiguration
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Jenny Lake ©
Jenny Lake

2
nights
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Let the collections at The Anasazi Heritage Center and Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Balcony House and Long House. Explore Durango's surroundings by going to Mesa Verde National Park (Cliff Palace & Petroglyph Point Hike). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours and see the interesting displays at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Durango vacation app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Jackson Hole to Durango in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In July, Durango is a bit warmer than Jackson Hole - with highs of 35°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Durango

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Mesa Verde National Park, The Anasazi Heritage Center
Highlights from your plan
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Long House ©
Long House

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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 1st (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Durango to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Durango in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Santa Fe, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Museum of International Folk Art ©
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum

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nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bodie State Historic Park and Bodie. Get in touch with nature at Panorama Trail and Tuolumne Meadows. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary website .

Getting from Santa Fe to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Bodie, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get a sense of the local culture at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Iolani Palace. USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Honolulu takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Honolulu: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kailua
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kahekili Beach Park and Kalepolepo Beach Park. Get in touch with nature at Parasailing & Paragliding and Scuba & Snorkeling. When in Lahaina, make a side trip to see Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Kihei, approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lahaina trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Honolulu to Lahaina by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kihei, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Kahekili Beach Park ©
Kahekili Beach Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Greenwell Farms. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In August in Kailua-Kona, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Greenwell Farms, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and Norman Lowell Studio & Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Bishop's Beach Park and Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Explore Homer's surroundings by going to Ninilchik (Discover Alaskan Adventures & Fishing Charters & Tours). Fill the 18th (Sun) with the natural beauty at Kachemak Bay State Park. And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Homer Spit, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and experience rural life at Dean Family Farm and Art Studios.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Homer planner .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Homer by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kailua-Kona to Homer is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kailua-Kona in August; daily highs in Homer reach 20°C and lows reach 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ninilchik, Anchor River State Recreation Area, Anchor River
Highlights from your plan
Homer Spit ©
Homer Spit
Fishing Charters & Tours
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center ©

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