53 days in United States Itinerary

53 days in United States Itinerary

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53 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
1
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
St. Augustine
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Hilton Head
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
6
Custer
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
8
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h
10
Page
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
11
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: New Orleans

5
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Lafayette Cemetery No.1. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Escape My Room New Orleans and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Change things up with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Slidell (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Of Guadalupe Church, and examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New Orleans. In July, daytime highs in New Orleans are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin Research Center. You'll get in some beach time at Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach. Go for a jaunt from Marathon to Islamorada to see Fishing Charters & Tours about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital and take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip itinerary planner .

Getting from New Orleans to Marathon by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Marathon is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Marathon, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

4
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ormond Beach and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Fort Matanzas National Monument and Lightner Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Augustine: Daytona Beach (Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory & Beach at Daytona Beach). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach, examine the collection at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, and identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the St. Augustine itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Marathon to St. Augustine takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Marathon in July, plan for slightly colder nights in St. Augustine, with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

4
nights
Hilton Head

Hilton Head ©
A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Escape the urban bustle at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Speed Boats Tours. And it doesn't end there: hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, kick back and relax at Coligny Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and look for gifts at Coligny Plaza Shopping Center.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hilton Head road trip planning website .

You can drive from St. Augustine to Hilton Head in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hilton Head are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Carter House and National Corvette Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Carnton and RCA Studio B. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, snap pictures at Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge, and wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Hilton Head to Nashville takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hilton Head to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hilton Head in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 70°F in Nashville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Franklin, National Corvette Museum
Highlights from your plan
Belle Meade Plantation ©
Belle Meade Plantation
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carnton ©
Carnton

3
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Take a break from the city and head to Presidential Trail and Needles Eye Tunnel. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jewel Cave National Monument and Sylvan Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Custer: Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs), Big Thunder Gold Mine (in Keystone) and Windcross Conservancy (in Buffalo Gap). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Iron Mountain Road, admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and explore and take pictures at Wildlife Loop Road.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Custer driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Nashville to Custer takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nashville in July: high temperatures in Custer hover around 80°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Windcross Conservancy, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Artist Point and Norris Geyser Basin. Discover out-of-the-way places like Horseback Riding Tours and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Get out of town with these interesting Yellowstone National Park side-trips: Yellowstone Trading Post (in Cooke City) and Grand Teton (in Grand Teton National Park). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin.

To plan Yellowstone National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Custer to Yellowstone National Park by combination of taxi, flight, and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Custer in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Yellowstone Trading Post, Grand Teton, Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

6
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Anna Ranch Heritage Center. Visiting Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Explore Kailua-Kona's surroundings by going to Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Akaka Falls State Park), Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area (in Puako) and Kilauea Iki Trailhead (in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, explore and take pictures at Greenwell Farms, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Kailua-Kona by combination of car and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Kailua-Kona is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Kailua-Kona, with highs around 87°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Hilo, Waikoloa, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Greenwell Farms
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area

6
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.
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Ko Olina Lagoons and Shark Diving. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Opana Radar Site (in Kawela Bay), Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to Battleship Missouri Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Duke Kahanamoku, and contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip site .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu by flight takes about 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kapolei, Byodo-In Temple, Shark Diving, Lanikai Beach, Opana Radar Site
Highlights from your plan
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Shark Diving
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Visiting Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Photography Tours will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Glen Canyon Dam. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Page: Moqui Cave (in Kanab) and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park (in Monument Valley). It doesn't end there: admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook and take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Page trip planner .

Fly from Honolulu to Page in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Honolulu in August since evenings lows in Page dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Page

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Kanab, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
River Rafting & Tubing
Moqui Cave ©
Moqui Cave

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Palace of the Governors and New Mexico History Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of International Folk Art and Bandelier National Monument. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Page to Santa Fe in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Page in August; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 84°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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