42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Moab trip itinerary maker app.

Fort Myers to Moab is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fort Myers to Moab. Traveling from Fort Myers in June, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Moab. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point, and then surround yourself with nature on Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and then hike along Rim Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site.

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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Moab in June; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 6°C. On the 8th (Thu), 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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Lembert Dome. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at McGurk Meadow, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip maker website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) 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.
On the 13th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then stroll through Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Puukohola National Historic Park. Get in touch with nature at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Akaka Falls State Park), Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu) and Punalu‘U Beach (in Pahala). The adventure continues: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip site.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona takes 7 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in Kailua-Kona at 34°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Zipline and Shark Diving. Get outdoors at Honolua Bay and Napili Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, and take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street.

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Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daytime highs in Lahaina are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can 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 outdoors at Shark Diving and Waimea Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and get to know the fascinating history of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail.

Find out how to plan Honolulu trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Going-to-the-Sun Road and Highline Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Logan Pass and Grinnell Glacier.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Glacier National Park takes 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in June, you will find days in Glacier National Park are little chillier (28°C), and nights are much colder (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Prismatic Spring and Firehole Canyon Drive. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and explore the striking landscape of Aurum Geyser.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip builder tool.

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 little chillier temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in June, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 22°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Custer State Park and Wildlife Loop Road. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sylvan Lake and Needles Eye Tunnel. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Custer trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Custer takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Custer reach 31°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Patrick's Cathedral and Speed Boats Tours. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Custer to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Custer to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Custer in July, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Visit Arlington National Cemetery and Washington National Cathedral for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Gettysburg National Military Park and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, ponder the world of politics at White House, examine the collection at International Spy Museum, and get advice or help at Library of Congress.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC route builder website.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to 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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