42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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Moab
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Custer
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Moab — 2 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Moab road trip planning tool.

Fort Myers to Moab is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Myers to Moab is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Fort Myers in August, plan for little chillier nights in Moab, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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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.
On the 7th (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get to know the fascinating history of Bright Angel Point, and then get a dose of the wild on Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and then hike along Rim Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier than Moab - with highs of 80°F and lows of 50°F. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 4 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. Escape the urban bustle at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Yosemite Falls. There's lots more to do: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, make a trip to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, and identify plant and animal life at North Dome.

Plan my day in Yosemite National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, with lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Coit Tower, then examine the collection at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, and then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Kailua-Kona.
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 4 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden and Fishing Charters & Tours. Visit Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Puukohola National Historic Park for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kailua-Kona: Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Akaka Falls State Park), Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Punalu‘U Beach (in Pahala). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea and tour the pleasant surroundings at Papakōlea Green Sand Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona in 7 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Kailua-Kona to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly to Lahaina.
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Lahaina, Maui — 3 nights

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 out of the city life by going to Zipline and Shark Diving. Discover out-of-the-way places like Honolua Bay and Kapalua Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, and visit Lahaina Front Street.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina road trip planning site.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Oahu — 4 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Battleship Missouri Memorial and USS Arizona Memorial. Get some historical perspective at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Waimea Valley. Venture out of the city with trips to Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Shark Diving & Waimea Bay). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, explore the galleries of Iolani Palace, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Glacier National Park.
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Glacier National Park — 2 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Going-to-the-Sun Road and Highline Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Logan Pass and Grinnell Glacier.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Glacier National Park takes 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 3 hours. While traveling from Honolulu, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Glacier National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 5 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Prismatic Spring and Firehole Canyon Drive. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Aurum Geyser.

To find out how to plan a trip to Yellowstone National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 70°F and lows at 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Custer.
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Custer — 3 nights

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Custer State Park and Needles Eye Tunnel. Take a break from the city and head to Wildlife Loop Road and Iron Mountain Road. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake and appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Custer trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Custer takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Custer at 71°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
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New York City — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
St. Patrick's Cathedral and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and New York Public Library. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

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You can fly from Custer to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Custer to New York City. When traveling from Custer in September, plan for a bit warmer days in New York City, with highs around 80°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.
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Washington DC — 4 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arlington National Cemetery and Gettysburg National Military Park. National Gallery of Art and Washington National Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, ponder the world of politics at White House, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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