53 days in United States Itinerary

53 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: New Orleans
1
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
2
Marathon
— 3 nights
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:  7 h 45 min
6
Custer
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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:  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.
Escape My Room New Orleans and New Orleans Pharmacy Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site in Vacherie, about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans route tool.

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) so you can travel to Marathon.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin Research Center and Seven Mile Bridge. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach. Explore Marathon's surroundings by going to Islamorada (Fishing Charters & Tours & Scuba & Snorkeling). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Marathon visit planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Marathon in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Marathon. Traveling from New Orleans in July, you will find days in Marathon are a bit warmer (92°F), and nights are about the same (81°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

4
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
St. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ormond Beach and St. Augustine Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Matanzas National Monument and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Augustine: Daytona Beach (Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory & Beach at Daytona Beach). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Lightner Museum, get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read St. Augustine road trip planning site.

Drive from Marathon to St. Augustine in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in St. Augustine when traveling from Marathon in July, with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lightner Museum ©
Lightner Museum
Fort Matanzas National Monument ©
Fort Matanzas National Monument
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach

4
nights
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.
Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sea Pines Forest Preserve and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hilton Head holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Hilton Head takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 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
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sea Pines Forest Preserve ©
Sea Pines Forest Preserve
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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.
Get some cultural insight at National Corvette Museum and Carnton. Popular historic sites such as Carter House and Belle Meade Plantation are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and browse the exhibits of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nashville trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Hilton Head to Nashville takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Nashville when traveling from Hilton Head in July, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Franklin, National Corvette Museum
Highlights from your plan
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum
Carnton ©
Carnton
Carter House ©
Carter House

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wildlife Loop Road and Needles Eye Tunnel. Escape the urban bustle at Sylvan Lake and Windcross Conservancy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Custer: Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs) and Keystone (Presidential Trail & Big Thunder Gold Mine). Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring the underground world of Jewel Cave National Monument. It doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road and admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Custer trip site.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Custer takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Nashville to Custer, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Custer is a bit cooler than Nashville - with highs of 80°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keystone, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Windcross Conservancy
Highlights from your plan
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail
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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Teton and Artist Point. Explore hidden gems such as Upper Geyser Basin and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yellowstone National Park: Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (in West Yellowstone) and Yellowstone Trading Post (in Cooke City). There's more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Norris Geyser Basin and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Custer to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Custer in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Grand Teton, Horseback Riding Tours, Yellowstone Trading Post
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Kilauea Iki Trailhead (in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park), Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Akaka Falls State Park) and Anna Ranch Heritage Center (in Waimea). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, experience rural life at Greenwell Farms, trek along Maka’ula ‘O’oma Tract, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kailua-Kona online visit planner.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Kailua-Kona in 13 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Kailua-Kona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Kailua-Kona are a bit warmer (87°F), and nights are much hotter (77°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hilo, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kilauea Iki Trailhead, Spas, Greenwell Farms
Highlights from your plan
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Koko Crater Railway Trail and Ko Olina Lagoons. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Byodo-In Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Opana Radar Site (in Kawela Bay), Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Shark Diving (in Haleiwa). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Statue of Duke Kahanamoku, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and take an in-depth tour of Iolani Palace.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, use the Honolulu trip planner.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu in 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Opana Radar Site, Ko Olina Lagoons, Byodo-In Temple, Lanikai Beach, Shark Diving
Highlights from your plan
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
Ko Olina Lagoons ©
Ko Olina Lagoons

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Explore hidden gems such as Glen Canyon Dam Overlook and Moqui Cave. And it doesn't end there: see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Page road trip planner.

Fly from Honolulu to Page in 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in August, expect little chillier with lows of 69°F in Page. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

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

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Bandelier National Monument and Museum of International Folk Art. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at New Mexico History Museum and Canyon Road. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Page to Santa Fe takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Page in August, expect Santa Fe to be little chillier, temps between 84°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Museum of International Folk Art ©
Museum of International Folk Art
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum

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