9 days in Continental USA Itinerary

9 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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9 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Hilton Head
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  12​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  8​h 45​min
4
Custer
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Cincinnati

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): race across the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Coligny Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hilton Head day trip site .

Cincinnati to Hilton Head is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cincinnati in June since evenings lows in Hilton Head dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, then take a tour of Battleship Missouri Memorial, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanikai Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu road trip planner.

Getting from Hilton Head to Honolulu by flight takes about 15.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Lanikai Beach
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): hike along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and then get great views at Tunnel View. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park planner .

Getting from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Honolulu in June, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

1
night
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park and then cruise along Wildlife Loop Road.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Custer road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Custer takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Custer due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, expect nights in Custer to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Presidential Trail
Highlights from your plan
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Wildlife Loop Road ©
Wildlife Loop Road
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake

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