44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 18 nights
Fly to Rockland, Drive to Acadia National Park
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Acadia National Park
— 9 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 9 nights
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Big Sur
— 7 nights
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uncle Tom's Trail and Beaver Ponds Loop Trail. Get in touch with nature at Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yellowstone National Park: Moose (Snake River Overlook, John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway, &more) and Grand Teton National Park (Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, &more). The adventure continues: get impressive views of Mud Volcano, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monument Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Aurum Geyser.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Phoenix to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Acadia National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Acadia National Park

First Eastern National Park

The first national park east of the Mississippi River, Acadia National Park draws visitors with its rugged landscape of ocean shoreline, low-slung granite mountains, dense woodlands, and pristine lakes.
The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sand Beach and Champlain Mountain & Beehive Loop Trail. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Head Trail, grab your bike and head to Carriage Roads, hike along Jordan Cliffs Trail, and kick back and relax at Echo Lake Beach.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Acadia National Park trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Yellowstone National Park to Acadia National Park takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Acadia National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: high temperatures in Acadia National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Acadia National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Family-friendly places like Cades Cove and Alum Cave Trail will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Newfound Gap Road and Chimney Tops Trail. Step out of Great Smoky Mountains National Park with an excursion to Cataloochee Valley in Great Smoky Mountains National Park--about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Little River Road, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, take in the dramatic scenery at Ramsey Cascades, and admire all the interesting features of Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Acadia National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Acadia National Park in October, expect Great Smoky Mountains National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 74°F and 51°F. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Big Sur.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

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Big Sur

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Escape the urban bustle at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and Pinnacles National Park. Visit Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Pfeiffer State Beach for some beach relaxation. When in Big Sur, make a side trip to see Jade Cove in San Simeon, approximately San Simeon away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Old Coast Road, stroll through Sand Dollar Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Pacific Valley Bluff Trail, and hike along Salmon Creek Falls Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Big Sur online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Big Sur takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Big Sur, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Big Sur are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.