45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Sedona
— 4 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
Fly to Orlando, Bus to St. Augustine
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St. Augustine
— 1 night
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Savannah
— 2 nights
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Charleston
— 3 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 2 nights
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Durango
— 1 night
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Mesa Verde National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Cortez Municipal Airport, Fly to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and then look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Stockholm to San Francisco. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Swim with Dolphins and Sharks Cove. Your inner history buff will appreciate Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park), Shark Diving (in Haleiwa) and Ka'ena Point State Park (in Waianae). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Pele's Chair.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Napili Beach and Kahekili Beach Park. Visiting Zipline and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Take a break from Lahaina with a short trip to Wailea Beach in Wailea, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Beach, take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina day trip planning website.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. July in Lahaina sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
Visit Punalu‘U Beach and Papakōlea Green Sand Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Mauna Kea and Rainbow Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Kealakekua Bay (in Captain Cook) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau). There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get in touch with nature at Bright Angel Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Explore hidden gems such as South Kaibab Trail and Rim Trail. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Mather Point, appreciate the history behind Powell Point, and trek along North Kaibab Trail.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 13.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in July, plan for colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Take a break from the city and head to Cathedral Rock and Bearizona Wildlife Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Devil's Bridge Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sedona: Walnut Canyon National Monument (in Flagstaff) and Painted Desert (in Petrified Forest National Park). There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Oak Creek Canyon, hike along Airport Mesa, and take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sedona day trip site.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. In July, Sedona is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Key West

Conch Republic

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fort Zachary Taylor and Truman Little White House. Get outdoors at Dry Tortugas National Park and The Overseas Highway. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, sample the fine beverages at Key West Distilling, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Key West takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Key West is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Sedona in July, with lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

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St. Augustine

St. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): deepen your understanding at Flagler College, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, then visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and finally enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Frank Butler County Park West, look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and then sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our St. Augustine online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Key West to St. Augustine takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Key West in July since evenings lows in St. Augustine dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Savannah

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, appreciate the history behind Fort Pulaski National Monument, then stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally walk around Forsyth Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, then stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah trip planning site.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Savannah in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Edisto Beach State Park. Get outdoors at The Center for Birds of Prey and Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get the lay of the land with Charleston History Tours, ponder the design of Pineapple Fountain, and appreciate the history behind Fort Moultrie.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Charleston trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Charleston, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Charleston

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Steamboat Springs

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yampa River Core Trail, then contemplate the long history of Tread of Pioneers Museum, and then fly down the slopes at Steamboat Gondola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Steamboat Lake State Park and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

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Fly from Charleston to Steamboat Springs in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Charleston to Steamboat Springs due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Charleston, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Steamboat Springs, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trip

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Sheep Lakes, take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, then admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally trek along Emerald Lake Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock, kick back and relax at The Beach at Grand Lake, and then explore by horseback at Winding River Resort Stables.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Steamboat Springs to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Steamboat Springs in August, with highs in Rocky Mountain National Park at 37°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): trek along Hanging Lake Trail, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Linwood Cemetery, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Rifle Gap State Park and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Marble Distilling Co. & The Distillery Inn.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Glenwood Springs trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Glenwood Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in August, expect nights in Glenwood Springs to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are colder, around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Earthen Vessel Gallery, trek along The Colorado Trail, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Aztec Ruins National Monument, then cruise along Million Dollar Highway, and then take in the exciting artwork at Scenic Aperture Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Durango online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Glenwood Springs to Durango takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Durango: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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Mesa Verde National Park

Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Shiprock Rock Formation, delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and then delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, don't miss a visit to Park Point, then take a memorable drive along Ruins Road, and finally explore the ancient world of Long House.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mesa Verde National Park day trip planning app.

You can drive from Durango to Mesa Verde National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.