49 days in Continental USA Itinerary

49 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Miami International Airport, Drive to Marathon
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Miami, Fly to Hilton Head
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
Fly
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Fly
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Minneapolis
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Marathon

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stroll through Sombrero Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Turtle Hospital, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolphin Research Center.

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Kigali, Rwanda to Marathon is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kigali to Marathon is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Kigali in August, things will get a bit warmer in Marathon: highs are around 39°C and lows about 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, and then take in the waterfront activity at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Pines Forest Preserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Marathon to Hilton Head in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Marathon in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Hilton Head, with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Panama City Beach

— 4 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.
We've included these beaches for you: St. Andrews State Park and Panama City Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Navarre Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Panama City Beach: Okaloosa Island (in Fort Walton Beach) and Florida Caverns State Park (in Marianna). There's lots more to do: stroll through Henderson Beach State Park, take in the waterfront at The Village of Baytowne Wharf, browse the different shops at Pier Park, and learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Panama City Beach trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Hilton Head to Panama City Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 4 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Relax by the water at Papakōlea Green Sand Beach and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Punalu‘U Beach (in Pahala) and Hilo (Akaka Falls State Park, Rainbow Falls, &more). There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, cruise along Saddle Road, and take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona online tour planner.

You can fly from Panama City Beach to Kailua-Kona in 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 5 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Zipline and Kapalua Coastal Trail. You'll get in some beach time at Napili Beach and Kapalua Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Wailea (Makena Beach & Wailea Beach) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). And it doesn't end there: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, kick back and relax at Kamaole Beach Park II, and wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lahaina are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 nights

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.
Visiting Lanikai Beach and Kailua Beach Park will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Koko Crater Railway Trail and Ko Olina Lagoons. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Haleiwa (Shark Diving & Waimea Bay). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, and contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Honolulu trip builder app.

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. September in Honolulu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park

— 5 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Teton and Jenny Lake Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and Hermitage Point. There's lots more to do: hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, stroll through Blacktail Ponds Overlook, admire all the interesting features of Teton Park Road, and take in the dramatic natural features at Inspiration Point.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park route planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Grand Teton National Park by flight takes about 10.5 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Honolulu to Grand Teton National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Honolulu in September, with highs in Grand Teton National Park at 23°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yellowstone National Park

— 7 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Norris Geyser Basin. Take a break from the city and head to Upper Geyser Basin and Grand Loop Road. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring, and hike along Natural Bridge Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. In September, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to fly 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 19th (Sun), cruise along Iron Mountain Road, cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, and then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then trek along Presidential Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Custer online travel planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Custer by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, Custer is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 25°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Minneapolis

— 4 nights

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Minnehaha Park and Mill City Museum. Get outdoors at Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and Chain of Lakes. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Isles, grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Salt Cave.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Minneapolis online attractions planner.

Getting from Custer to Minneapolis by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer to Minneapolis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Custer in September since evenings lows in Minneapolis dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Escape the urban bustle at Lakefront Trail and Chicago River. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Chicago Riverwalk. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Crown Fountain, kick back and relax at North Avenue Beach, take an exotic tour of Chicago Photo Safaris, and engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chicago tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Chicago in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Gatlinburg

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to Clingmans Dome and River Rafting & Tubing. Get outdoors at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Roaring Fork. Step out of Gatlinburg with an excursion to Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, see the interesting displays at Hollywood Star Cars Museum, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gatlinburg itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Gatlinburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Gatlinburg. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips