53 days in United States Itinerary

53 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly to Miami, Shuttle to Marathon
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Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive
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St. Augustine
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hilton Head
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly
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Custer
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 6 nights
Fly
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly
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Page
— 3 nights
Fly
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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New Orleans

— 5 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Escape My Room New Orleans and New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. Visit Immaculate Conception Church and Lafayette Cemetery No.1 for their historical value. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell) and Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, get to know the fascinating history of Bourbon Street, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old St. Patrick's Church.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New Orleans. In July in New Orleans, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Marathon

— 3 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.
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.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle 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 · Tours

Side Trips

St. Augustine

— 4 nights
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 St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc.. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Augustine: Daytona Beach (Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory & Beach at Daytona Beach) and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Lightner Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, and take an in-depth tour of St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the St. Augustine trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Marathon to St. Augustine in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Marathon in July since evenings lows in St. Augustine dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hilton Head

— 4 nights
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 Waterskiing & Jetskiing will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sea Pines Forest Preserve and Coligny Plaza Shopping Center. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, hike along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, 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 fly. 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 · Parks

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

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 Carter House. Popular historic sites such as Carnton and Lotz House Museum are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, and have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill).

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Hilton Head to Nashville takes 5.5 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 a bit cooler evenings in Nashville when traveling from Hilton Head in July, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Custer

— 3 nights
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 Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Escape the urban bustle at Sylvan Lake and Jewel Cave National Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Custer: Keystone (Presidential Trail & Big Thunder Gold Mine) and Windcross Conservancy (in Buffalo Gap). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Custer road trip planning website.

Getting from Nashville to Custer by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Custer. 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 up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Teton and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Upper Geyser Basin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yellowstone National Park: Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (in West Yellowstone) and Yellowstone Trading Post (in Cooke City). It doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Norris Geyser Basin.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park planning app.

Traveling by flight from Custer to Yellowstone National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Custer in August, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 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 · Tours

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 6 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.
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 Dolphin & Whale Watching. 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). The adventure continues: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, savor a delicious cup with Greenwell Farms, hike along Maka’ula ‘O’oma Tract, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Kailua-Kona in 13 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Kailua-Kona: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 77°F at night. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 6 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Koko Crater Railway Trail and Byodo-In Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Iolani Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Shark Diving (in Haleiwa), Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Opana Radar Site (in Kawela Bay). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ko Olina Lagoons, appreciate the history behind Statue of Duke Kahanamoku, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Honolulu trip website.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu takes 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) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Page

— 3 nights

Center of Canyon Country

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 Photography Tours. Explore hidden gems such as Glen Canyon Dam Overlook and Glen Canyon Dam. Explore Page's surroundings by going to Moqui Cave (in Kanab) and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park (in Monument Valley). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Page trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Page takes 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Honolulu to Page. Traveling from Honolulu in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Page, with lows around 69°F. 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 3 nights

City Different

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 Meow Wolf Santa Fe. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe planning website.

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

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.