56 days in Continental USA Itinerary

56 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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56 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
2
Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
5
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Moab
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  9​h
9
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Savannah
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
13
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
14
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
15
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Dublin

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Beehive Geyser. Explore Yellowstone National Park's surroundings by going to Grand Teton National Park (Cascade Canyon & 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, get your bearings at Old Faithful Visitor Education Center, cruise along Grand Loop Road, and explore and take pictures at Beartooth Hwy.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park road trip planning tool .

Dublin, Ireland to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 7 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Dublin in June since evenings lows in Yellowstone National Park dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Beartooth Hwy
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kamaole Beach Park II. Venture out of the city with trips to Maria Lanakila Catholic Church (in Lahaina), Haleakala National Park (Haleakala Crater & Pipiwai Trail) and Laulima Farm (in Kipahulu). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ho'okipa Beach Park, stroll around Kamaole Beach Park I, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Maui Brewing Company, and cruise along Hana Highway - Road to Hana.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kihei holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Kihei takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Kihei, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June: high temperatures in Kihei hover around 36°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleakala National Park, Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Story of Hawaii Museum, Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:
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Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park

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nights
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with a short trip to Skydiving in Haleiwa (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, explore and take pictures at Diamond Head State Monument, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu online tour planner .

You can fly from Kihei to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. In June in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Haleiwa
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:
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Photography Tours
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Room Escape Games

4
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 discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation. Change things up with these side-trips from Kailua-Kona: Kula Kai Caverns (in Ocean View) and Akaka Falls State Park (in Hilo). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, get engrossed in the history at Hulihe'e Palace, and kick back and relax at Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read Kailua-Kona road trip site .

Getting from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Akaka Falls State Park, Kula Kai Caverns
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:
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Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea
Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation ©

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nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral Rock and Devil's Bridge Trail. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), tour the pleasant surroundings at Oak Creek Canyon, trek along Bear Mountain Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

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

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Sedona by combination of flight and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Kailua-Kona to Sedona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in June, you will find days in Sedona are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are a bit cooler (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock

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nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at South Kaibab Trail and East Rim Drive. There's much more to do: trek along Bright Angel Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, stroll through Hermit Trail, and see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in June, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam, and then explore the activities along Lake Powell.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Page driving holiday planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in Page hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:
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Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Photography Tours
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Corona Arch and Potash Road. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park, do some rugged touring at local off-road trails, hike along Negro Bill Canyon Trail, and appreciate the views at Castle Valley.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Moab journey planner .

Traveling by car from Page to Moab takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Page in June since evenings lows in Moab dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Turret Arch
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:
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Corona Arch ©
Corona Arch
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Negro Bill Canyon Trail ©
Negro Bill Canyon Trail

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Tennessee Homemade Wines. And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get your game on at Gatlin's Escape Games, examine the collection at Hollywood Star Cars Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg road trip planning app .

Do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Moab to Gatlinburg in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Moab to Gatlinburg. Traveling from Moab in June, you will find days in Gatlinburg are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Zipline
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Speed Boats Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Beaufort (Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours, Hunting Island Lighthouse, & more). There's much more to do: trek along Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, putt your heart out at Legendary Golf, wander the streets of Old Town Bluffton, and enjoy the sand and surf at Driessen Beach Park.

Make your Hilton Head itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Hilton Head in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Gatlinburg in July, Hilton Head is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Beaufort, Bluffton
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:
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Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours
Speed Boats Tours
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails

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Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savannah: Butler Island Plantation (in Darien), Jekyll Island Historic District (in Jekyll Island) and Saint Simons Island (St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, Fishing Charters & Tours, & more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Forsyth Park, steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Savannah holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Savannah takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Savannah sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Wildlife Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Butler Island Plantation, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:
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Webb Military Museum ©
Webb Military Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Forsyth Park ©
Forsyth Park

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St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Augustine Beach and St. George Street. Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, examine the collection at World Golf Hall of Fame, and kick back and relax at Vilano Beach.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the St. Augustine trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Savannah to St. Augustine in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in St. Augustine can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:
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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Flagler College ©
Flagler College

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Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to History of Diving Museum (in Islamorada), Marathon (Sombrero Reef & Seven Mile Bridge) and Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key). There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and explore the galleries of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum.

To plan Key West vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Do a combination of car and flight from St. Augustine to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Augustine in July, Key West is a bit warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Marathon, Islamorada
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Scuba & Snorkeling
Seven Mile Bridge ©
Seven Mile Bridge

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Washington DC

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, explore the historical opulence of Smithsonian Institution Building, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC journey planner .

You can fly from Key West to Washington DC in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Key West in July, Washington DC is a bit cooler at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:
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Walking tours
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and World Trade Center's Liberty Park. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Grounds For Sculpture (in Hamilton) and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (in Hyde Park). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Grounds For Sculpture
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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