51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to McGhee Tyson Airport, Drive to Gatlinburg
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
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Hilton Head
— 2 nights
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Marco Island
— 2 nights
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Bus to Fresno, Fly to Lahaina
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly to London Heathrow Airport, Drive to Brize Norton

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Gatlinburg — 3 nights

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Escape the urban bustle at Clingmans Dome and Zipline. You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Laurel Falls. Explore Gatlinburg's surroundings by going to Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Cades Cove, &more).

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg trip planner.

Brize Norton, UK to Gatlinburg is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Brize Norton to Gatlinburg, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brize Norton in August, things will get a bit warmer in Gatlinburg: highs are around 36°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can fly to Panama City Beach.
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Panama City Beach — 3 nights

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Florida Caverns State Park. Escape the urban bustle at St. Andrews State Park and Panama City Beach. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Henderson Beach State Park and step off the mainland to explore Shell Island.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Panama City Beach trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Gatlinburg to Panama City Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Panama City Beach when traveling from Gatlinburg in August, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can fly to Hilton Head.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coligny Beach, and then hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Pines Forest Preserve.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hilton Head route planner.

Fly from Panama City Beach to Hilton Head in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Hilton Head sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Marco Island.
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Marco Island — 2 nights

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. On the 17th (Wed), get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

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Getting from Hilton Head to Marco Island by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Marco Island can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel to Custer.
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Custer — 2 nights

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Sylvan Lake and then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Custer tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Marco Island to Custer takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Marco Island to Custer. Traveling from Marco Island in August, you will find days in Custer are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are colder (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Moab.
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Moab — 3 nights

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Step off the beaten path and head to Canyonlands National Park and Horseback Riding Tours. Get outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Dead Horse Point State Park. It doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Moab road trip planning app.

You can fly from Custer to Moab in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Custer in August, expect Moab to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 5 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Explore hidden gems such as Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Lipan Point will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get great views at Yaki Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and head outdoors with Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Moab in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yosemite Falls and Sentinel Dome. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, Yosemite National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.
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Lahaina, Maui — 4 nights

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 Shark Diving. Discover out-of-the-way places like Honolua Bay and Kapalua Beach. When in Lahaina, make a side trip to see Haleakala Crater in Haleakala National Park, approximately Haleakala National Park away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, and stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lahaina online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Lahaina takes 13 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Lahaina, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Lahaina: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Kailua-Kona.
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 4 nights

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.
Visiting Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Punalu‘U Beach and Mauna Kea. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Akaka Falls State Park), Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu) and Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and stroll through Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay).

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona planning app.

You can fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Oahu — 3 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Manoa Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Koko Crater Railway Trail and Lanikai Beach. Step out of Honolulu with an excursion to Shark Diving in Haleiwa--about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Diamond Head State Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 5 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Grand Loop Road. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Prismatic Spring and Upper Geyser Basin. Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park to see Grand Teton about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beehive Geyser, and explore the striking landscape of Aurum Geyser.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Honolulu to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 11 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, temps between 18°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to fly to Glacier National Park.
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Glacier National Park — 3 nights

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Going-to-the-Sun Road and Logan Pass. Escape the urban bustle at Grinnell Glacier and Highline Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park holiday planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect Glacier National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Juneau.
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Juneau — 3 nights

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Step out of the city life by going to Tracy Arm Fjord and Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Step off the beaten path and head to Nugget Falls and River Rafting & Tubing. There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Juneau road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Juneau takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Glacier National Park to Juneau is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Glacier National Park in September: highs in Juneau hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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