44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Marathon
— 1 night
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Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
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Sedona
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 14 nights
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Yellowstone National Park

— 5 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Old Faithful and Grand Loop Road. Explore hidden gems such as Upper Geyser Basin and Uncle Tom's Trail. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Blue Star Spring, admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, hike along Mystic Falls Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip site.

Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in June; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 66°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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 29th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, then take a memorable drive along Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel. Keep things going the next day: stop by Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium, then get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, then take an in-depth tour of South Dakota State Railroad Museum, and finally explore the activities along Stockade Lake.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Custer online road trip planner.

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. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect Custer to be somewhat warmer, temps between 73°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bluff Mountain Adventures and Gatlinburg Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park and Rowdy Bear Mountain. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at MagiQuest, see the interesting displays at Hollywood Star Cars Museum, and catch some excitement at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Custer to Pigeon Forge in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Custer in July: high temperatures in Pigeon Forge hover around 87°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hilton Head

— 2 nights
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Let the collections at Nash Gallery and The Silver Garden Gallery capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Coligny Beach and Folly Field Beach Park. There's lots more to do: trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, tee off at Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines, walk around Driessen Beach Park, and enjoy some diversion at Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hilton Head journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Pigeon Forge to Hilton Head takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Pigeon Forge in July since evenings lows in Hilton Head dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Marathon

— 1 night

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Sombrero Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Park Beach and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Hilton Head to Marathon takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Hilton Head in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Marathon, with lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
Take a break from the city and head to St. Andrews State Park and Gator Country Alligator Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Shell Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Panama City Beach: Seaside (Seaside Beach & Beach Sand Sculptures) and Eden Gardens State Park (in Point Washington). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, let the kids burn off some steam at Frank Brown Park, make a trip to Abc Fine Wine And Spirits, and stroll through Carillon Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Marathon to Panama City Beach takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marathon in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Panama City Beach, with lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Sedona

— 4 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Riordan Mansion State Historic Park and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Huckaby Trail will get you outdoors. Explore Sedona's surroundings by going to Flagstaff (Fort Tuthill Military Museum & Museum of Northern Arizona). The adventure continues: stroll through Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, explore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Crescent Moon Picnic Site, and trek along Brin's Mesa Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Panama City Beach to Sedona takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Panama City Beach in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sedona, with lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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.
On the 20th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, walk around Indian Garden, get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier than Sedona - with highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 14 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Explore hidden gems such as Yosemite, Tunnel View and Sentinel Dome. Change things up with these side-trips from Yosemite National Park: Rainbow Pool (in Groveland), Stanislaus National Forest (in Hathaway Pines) and Lundy Lake (in Lee Vining). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, hike along Four Mile Trail, stroll through Cooks Meadow Loop, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

Before you visit Yosemite National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · 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.