42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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Charleston
— 2 nights
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St. Augustine
— 3 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Koloa, Kauai
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Wall
— 3 nights
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Charleston — 2 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Edisto Beach State Park. Get in touch with nature at Charleston Fossil Adventures and Isle of Palms Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Georgetown (Hopsewee Plantation, Hampton Plantation State Historic Site, &more) and Edisto Island (Indian Mound Trail, Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, pause for some photo ops at Fort Moultrie, contemplate the long history of St. Michael's Church, and admire the majestic nature at Isle of Palms County Park.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Charleston day trip planning website.

Marco Island to Charleston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In June, daytime highs in Charleston are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to St. Augustine.
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St. Augustine — 3 nights

St. Visit Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens and Bosque Bello Cemetery for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fish Amelia Island and Main Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Augustine: Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church (in Daytona Beach Shores), Catholic Church of the Epiphany (in Port Orange) and Daytona Beach (Mary Bethune Home, Jackie Robinson Ballpark and Statue, &more). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Spanish Military Hospital Museum, kick back and relax at Crescent Beach Public Beach, take in the waterfront at Flagler Beach Municipal Pier, and identify plant and animal life at Princess Place Preserve.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the St. Augustine trip maker.

You can drive from Charleston to St. Augustine in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Panama City Beach.
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Panama City Beach — 3 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Visiting St. Joseph Peninsula State Park and Cattywampus will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Ponce de Leon Springs State Park and Turkey Creek Nature Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Panama City Beach side-trips: Horseback Riding Tours (in Port Saint Joe), Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park (in Niceville) and Windswept Dunes Golfcourse (in Freeport). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Sunshine Water Sports, admire the majestic nature at Topsail Beach State Preserve, stroll through Blue Mountain Beach, and see what you can catch with Blue Water Connection.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Panama City Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daily temperatures in Panama City Beach can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hilton Head.
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Hilton Head — 3 nights

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Folly Field Beach Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church and Beaufort National Cemetery. Explore Hilton Head's surroundings by going to Cypress Wetlands (in Port Royal) and Beaufort (Pick Pocket Plantation, The Point, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mitchelville Freedom Park, kick back and relax at Hilton Head Island Beach, sample the fine beverages at Hilton Head Distillery, and let the kids burn off some steam at Shelter Cove Towne Centre.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hilton Head trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Panama City Beach to Hilton Head in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Pigeon Forge.
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Pigeon Forge — 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, trek along Rainbow Falls Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porters Creek Trail, then trek along Charlies Bunion, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Patriot Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Cataract Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Baskins Creek Falls, then don't miss a visit to Elkmont Ghost Town, and finally steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin.

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Fly from Hilton Head to Pigeon Forge in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hilton Head in June since evenings lows in Pigeon Forge dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 2 nights

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 20th (Mon), hike along Dale Ball Trails, stroll through Atalaya Mountain Hiking Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Randall Davey Audubon Center, then take in nature's colorful creations at Santa Fe Botanical Garden, then learn more about the world around you at Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsankawi prehistoic site - bandelier national monument. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Cave Loop Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Canyon Trail, play a few rounds at Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Fe Farmers Market, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario De Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

Planning Santa Fe trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Santa Fe by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Santa Fe, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly to Moab.
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Moab — 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): trek along Devils Garden Trailhead, explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace, then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Windows. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch, take a memorable drive along Potash Road, explore the striking landscape at Gemini Bridges, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, and finally take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Moab journey planning site.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Santa Fe in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Moab, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 2 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): cruise along Kolob Terrace Road, stroll through Hop Valley Trail, take in breathtaking views at Kolob Canyons, then explore the striking landscape at Kolob Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Checkerboard Mesa, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Bench Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Walk, hike along Watchman Trail, grab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail, then admire all the interesting features of Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, and finally hike along Timber Creek Overlook Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip tool.

Getting from Moab to Zion National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Moab in June, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Zion National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to Sedona.
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Sedona — 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visiting Lynx Lake Recreation Area and Soldier Pass will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Verde State Historic Park and Jerome State Historic Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sedona: Jerome (Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum, Douglas Mansion, &more), Tuzigoot National Monument (in Clarkdale) and Rimrock (V-Bar-V Heritage Site & Montezuma Well). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Whiskey Row, explore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock, admire all the interesting features of Schnebly Hill Vista Overlook, and take a memorable drive along Oak Creek Vista Point.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sedona holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Zion National Park to Sedona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in June since evenings lows in Sedona dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Lahaina.
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Lahaina, Maui — 4 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.
Old Lahaina Courthouse and Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Ho'okipa Beach Park and Shark Diving. Venture out of the city with trips to Wailea (Little Beach, Makena Beach, &more), Kula (Horseback Riding Tours, The Hawaii Sea Spirits Organic Farm and Distillery, &more) and Kihei (Kamaole Beach Park II, Kamaole Beach Park III, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Honolua Bay, take in the dramatic natural features at Nakalele Blowhole, kick back and relax at Kahekili Beach Park, and stroll through Kapalua Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Lahaina takes 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in June: highs in Lahaina hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Kailua-Kona.
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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 3rd (Sun): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiholo Bay, take a memorable tour with Dolphin Quest, then stop by Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, then enjoy the sand and surf at Magic Sands, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at White Sand Beach. On the next day, appreciate the history behind The Captain Cook Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Kealakekua Bay, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then kick back and relax at Kauna'oa Bay, then kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona online trip planner.

Fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Koloa.
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Koloa, Kauai — 3 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Get some historical perspective at Kalalau Lookout and Wai`oli Hui`ia Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kalalau Trail and Kauai Safaris. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koloa: Ke'e Beach (in Haena), Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach) (in Princeville) and Kekaha (Awa'awapuhi Trail Parking, Pihea Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Secret Beach, hike along Kauai Path, and admire all the interesting features of Hanalei Valley Lookout.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Koloa trip planner.

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Koloa in 2.5 hours. July in Koloa sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Oahu — 3 nights

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.
On the 8th (Fri), hike along Manoa Falls Trail, explore the striking landscape at Spitting Cave of Portlock, stroll through Kahala Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Andrew's Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Augustine by-the-Sea, and finally kick back and relax at Kaimana Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Laie Hawaii Temple, trot along with a tour on horseback, enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Cove, then hike along Ehukai Pillbox Hike, then explore the gorgeous colors at Banzai Pipeline, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu sightseeing tool.

You can fly from Koloa to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Honolulu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, and finally take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Steamboat Geyser, take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Paintpots, get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring, then admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Fountain Paint Pot.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park sightseeing site.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Yellowstone National Park takes 11 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Honolulu in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly to Custer.
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Custer — 2 nights

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 13th (Wed), stroll through Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Needles, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Hills, then make a trip to Brule, then get engrossed in the history at South Dakota State Railroad Museum, Ltd., and finally learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway, explore the activities along Grace Coolidge Creek, explore the activities along Center Lake, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coolidge, then explore the activities along Legion Lake, and finally examine the collection at Custer County 1881 Courthouse.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Custer tour planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Custer in 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 July, with highs in Custer at 31°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Wall.
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Wall — 3 nights

Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Badlands Wall and Notch Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site and Big Badlands Overlook. Get out of town with these interesting Wall side-trips: Badlands National Park (Door Trail, Fossil Exhibit Trail, &more), Kadoka (Badlands Distillery LLC & Badlands Petrified Gardens) and Hurley Butte Horseback Riding (in Interior). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yellow Mounds Overlook, hike along Castle Trail, examine the collection at Pioneer Auto Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Wall trip planner.

Getting from Custer to Wall by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, Wall is a bit warmer than Custer - with highs of 38°C and lows of 18°C. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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United States travel guide

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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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