48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

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48 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  14​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  6​h 45​min
6
Custer
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Page
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Sedona
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
Pigeon Forge
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Manama

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sunset Beach Park and Laniakea Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Shark Diving), Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip planner .

Manama, Bahrain to Honolulu is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -13 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Manama in July; daily highs in Honolulu reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Lanikai Beach, Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park ©
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Wailea Beach. Get outdoors at Napili Beach and Zipline. Go for a jaunt from Lahaina to Kihei to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 38 minutes away. There's more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Lahaina trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Wailea Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

6
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Step off the beaten path and head to Swim with Dolphins and Fishing Charters & Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Hilo (Akaka Falls State Park & Rainbow Falls), Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu) and Punalu‘U Beach (in Pahala). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hilo, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Punalu‘U Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

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.
Get in touch with nature at Lembert Dome and Taft Point. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tuolumne Meadows and Sentinel Dome. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Kailua-Kona to Yosemite National Park takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kailua-Kona to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in July, plan for cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mystic Falls Trail and Firehole Canyon Drive. Visiting Natural Bridge Trail and Grand Loop Road will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park journey site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

2
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Visiting Presidential Trail and Iron Mountain Road will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Big Thunder Gold Mine and Needles Eye Tunnel. Go for a jaunt from Custer to Hot Springs to see Mammoth Site of Hot Springs about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, admire all the interesting features of Wildlife Loop Road, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Custer trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Custer takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect Custer to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Keystone, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

3
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bright Angel Point and Navajo Bridge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Photography Tours. Explore Page's surroundings by going to Grand Canyon National Park (Cape Royal, South Kaibab Trail, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Page trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Page in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Custer in August: high temperatures in Page hover around 39°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cape Royal ©
Cape Royal
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get some cultural insight at Wupatki National Monument and Lowell Observatory. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walnut Canyon National Monument and Painted Desert. Take a break from Sedona with a short trip to Bearizona Wildlife Park in Williams, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Oak Creek Canyon and explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip maker app .

You can drive from Page to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Sedona are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Painted Desert, Bearizona Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Tue), examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, and then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road.

Plan my day in Santa Fe using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Sedona to Santa Fe by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sedona in August, things will get slightly colder in Santa Fe: highs are around 34°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Roaring Fork and Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Clingmans Dome. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pigeon Forge: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Cades Cove (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). There's much more to do: experience the excitement of Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, get great views at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge day trip tool .

Getting from Santa Fe to Pigeon Forge by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Santa Fe to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Pigeon Forge. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster ©
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

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nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of The Parthenon, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, and then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nashville day trip website .

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
The Parthenon ©
The Parthenon

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nights
Boston

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Perkins Cove and New England Holocaust Memorial. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House and The Paul Revere House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Newport (The Breakers, Cliff Walk, & more), Ogunquit (Marginal Way Walkway & Ogunquit Beach) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Race Point Beach and wander the streets of North End.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Boston trip planner.

Getting from Nashville to Boston by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville to Boston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in August, you will find days in Boston are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Newport, Ogunquit, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, Race Point Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Ocean Drive Historic District ©
Ocean Drive Historic District

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