45 days in Continental USA Itinerary

45 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
2
Savannah
— 3 nights
3
Key Largo
— 2 nights
4
Marathon
— 2 nights
5
Key West
— 5 nights
6
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
7
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
9
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
11
Custer
— 4 nights

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.
Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Chimneys Picnic Area. Step off the beaten path and head to Clingmans Dome and Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster. Venture out of the city with trips to Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Cades Cove & Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and Bush's Beans Visitor Center (in Chestnut Hill). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip planning website.

New York City to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City in June, you will find days in Pigeon Forge are a bit warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Tuckaleechee Caverns, Bush's Beans Visitor Center, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster ©
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Bush's Beans Visitor Center ©
Bush's Beans Visitor Center

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Pulaski National Monument and Olde Pink House. Get outdoors at Coligny Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Savannah's surroundings by going to Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum (in Tybee Island) and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails (in Hilton Head). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Old Fort Jackson, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, steep yourself in history at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Savannah trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Pigeon Forge to Savannah takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Savannah when traveling from Pigeon Forge in June, with lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Key Largo.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Old Fort Jackson ©
Old Fort Jackson
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum

2
nights
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Grecian Rocks and then admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Spiegel Grove, then meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Key Largo online journey maker.

Getting from Savannah to Key Largo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Spiegel Grove ©
Spiegel Grove
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center ©
Grecian Rocks ©
Grecian Rocks

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.
On the 16th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park, and then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marathon trip planning site.

Getting from Key Largo to Marathon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. Let the collections at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum capture your imagination. Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Key West Firehouse Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Key West sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center ©
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum ©

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, and then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe road trip planning app.

Fly from Key West to Santa Fe in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Key West in June since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Napili Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Wailea Beach and Makena Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Helicopter Tours (in Kahului), Kamaole Beach Park III (in Kihei) and Maluaka Beach (in Wailea). There's still lots to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, and wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lahaina trip maker tool.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Lahaina in 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from Santa Fe, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Lahaina, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Helicopter Tours, Maui Ocean Center, Kapalua Beach, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Makena Beach ©
Makena Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

5
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Take a break from the city and head to Lanikai Beach and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument. Get a sense of the local culture at USS Arizona Memorial and Bishop Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, take an in-depth tour of Iolani Palace, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. In June in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kailua, Polynesian Cultural Center, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
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.
Family-friendly places like Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Sentinel Dome. There's much more to do: trek along Nevada Falls Loop, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Lake Trail, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park takes 13.5 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 46°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 83°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

7
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.
Visiting Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Grand Prismatic Spring and Midway Geyser Basin. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Mud Volcano, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Falls, and take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, shuttle, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 73°F and lows at 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Mud Volcano ©
Mud Volcano

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Wildlife Loop Road and Sylvan Lake. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mammoth Site of Hot Springs and Iron Mountain Road. Explore Custer's surroundings by going to Keystone (Big Thunder Gold Mine & Presidential Trail). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Custer day trip planning site.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Custer by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Custer reach 80°F and lows reach 53°F. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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