43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  4​h
1
Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
3
Marathon
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  15​h 45​min
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  14​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
9
Custer
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Roaring Fork and Arcade City. Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Cades Cove. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pigeon Forge: Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend), Clingmans Dome (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, take a memorable tour with Tours, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

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Washington DC to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Pigeon Forge can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Tuckaleechee Caverns, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Fishing Charters & Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Alder Lane Beach Access. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Sea Pines Forest Preserve, race across the water with a speed boat tour, try for a hole-in-one at Legendary Golf, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hilton Head trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Pigeon Forge to Hilton Head takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in June, Hilton Head is a bit warmer at night with lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Fishing Charters & Tours
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Dolphin Research Center. Kids will appreciate attractions like Crane Point Museum & Nature Center and The Turtle Hospital. Change things up with a short trip to Fishing Charters & Tours in Islamorada (about 38 minutes away). There's more to do: stroll through Bahia Honda State Park and enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hilton Head to Marathon takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Hilton Head in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 81°F in Marathon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Parasailing & Paragliding

5
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Escape the urban bustle at Punalu‘U Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Akaka Falls State Park (in Hilo) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Marathon to Kailua-Kona takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Marathon to Kailua-Kona is minus 5 hours. In July, Kailua-Kona is a bit cooler than Marathon - with highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kahaluu Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Punalu‘U Beach, Akaka Falls State Park, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kahekili Beach Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Take a break from the city and head to Napili Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Kihei (Kalepolepo Beach Park & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina trip builder site .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. July in Lahaina sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kihei, Maui Ocean Center, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Kahekili Beach Park ©
Kahekili Beach Park

4
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.
Visiting Vernal Fall and Glacier Point will get you outdoors. Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online vacation builder .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Lahaina to Yosemite National Park takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahaina to Yosemite National Park is 2 hours. Traveling from Lahaina in July, plan for much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

5
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.
Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Gibbon Falls will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Artist Point and Upper Geyser Basin. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Horseback Riding Tours in Gardiner--about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 27th (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Rim Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Gardiner Road, and explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 73°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Gardiner
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Teton Raptor Center. Kids will enjoy Laurance Rockefeller Preserve and Oxbow Bend. Change things up with a short trip to Glacier View Turnout in Moose (about 36 minutes away). Spend the 28th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Leigh Lake, go for a walk through Cunningham Cabin, and take in the awesome beauty at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jackson Hole online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jackson Hole, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Fishing Charters & Tours
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve

4
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kids will enjoy Wind Cave National Park and Windcross Conservancy. Get in touch with nature at Black Hills National Forest and Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring the underground world of Jewel Cave National Monument. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Bismark Lake Campground, and cruise along Wildlife Loop Road.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Jackson Hole to Custer takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Custer when traveling from Jackson Hole in August, with lows around 51°F. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Windcross Conservancy, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Wind Cave National Park
Highlights from your plan
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park

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