43 days in Continental USA Itinerary

43 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Jackson
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 6 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
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Sedona
— 4 nights
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Lahaina, Maui

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Parasailing & Paragliding and Nakalele Blowhole. Bring the kids along to Wailea Beach and Kapalua Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Helicopter Tours (in Kahului), Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Maui Tropical Plantation (in Wailuku). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Napili Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, and take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina trip planner.

Phoenix to Lahaina is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Phoenix to Lahaina. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in September: highs in Lahaina hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

6
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Honolulu, Oahu

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.
Attractions like Kailua Beach Park and Koko Crater Railway Trail make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lanikai Beach and Kapiolani Regional Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Valley, Shark Diving, &more), Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at Iolani Palace.

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Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Honolulu are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Zion National Park

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 14th (Tue), stroll through The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then stroll through Angel's Landing, and then cruise along Zion Shuttle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Zion National Park takes 10.5 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to Zion National Park, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in September, plan for much colder nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kids will enjoy Dead Horse Point State Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Delicate Arch and Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage. Next up on the itinerary: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Moab trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Zion National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or fly. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, Moab is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, taxi, shuttle, and bus. In September, Yellowstone National Park is colder than Moab - with highs of 60°F and lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature

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Custer

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 21st (Tue), engage your brain at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Custer trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Custer takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and taxi. In September, Custer is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 71°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Explore hidden gems such as Cape May County Park & Zoo and Independence National Historical Park. Attractions like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Longwood Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Rocky Statue, steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Custer to Philadelphia takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Custer to Philadelphia is 2 hours. Traveling from Custer in September, expect Philadelphia to be a bit warmer, temps between 80°F and 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Pigeon Forge

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.
Kids will enjoy Parrot Mountain & Gardens and Zipline. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Coaster at Goats on the Roof and The Old Mill Candy Kitchen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pigeon Forge: Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). There's much more to do: trek along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, take in panoramic vistas at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, and get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

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Getting from Philadelphia to Pigeon Forge by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Shopping

Side Trips

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Orlando

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kids will enjoy Fun Spot America and Disney's Boardwalk. Step off the beaten path and head to Fun Spot America and St. Augustine Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Orlando: Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Kissimmee) and St. Augustine (Flagler College & St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum). There's still lots to do: make an unforgettable trip to World of Disney, cool off at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, make a trip to Tree of Life, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Florida Mall.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Orlando road trip app.

You can fly from Pigeon Forge to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Pigeon Forge in October, with highs in Orlando at 85°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): go for a stroll along the water at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Pines Forest Preserve. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Orlando to Hilton Head in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Orlando in October; daily highs in Hilton Head reach 78°F and lows reach 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas

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Panama City Beach

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.
Bring the kids along to AJ's Water Adventures and St. Andrews State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Okaloosa Island and Pier Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Henderson Beach State Park, take a leisurely stroll along The Village of Baytowne Wharf, and stroll through Panama City Beach.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach trip planning site.

You can fly from Hilton Head to Panama City Beach in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daily temperatures in Panama City Beach can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Bell Rock. Attractions like Bearizona Wildlife Park and Walnut Canyon National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: hike along Oak Creek Canyon, make a trip to Sedona Airport Overlook, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Airport Mesa.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Panama City Beach to Sedona takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Panama City Beach to Sedona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Panama City Beach, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips