38 days in Continental USA Itinerary

38 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA route planner
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 4 nights
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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Myrtle Beach
— 4 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Koloa, Kauai
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
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Key West — 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Turtle Hospital and Bahia Honda State Park. You'll explore and learn at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, cruise along The Overseas Highway, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, and get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Key West itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Key West is an approximately 33-hour flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Perth to Key West due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in July, with highs in Key West at 37°C and lows at 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Panama City Beach.
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Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Panama City Beach — 4 nights

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Andrews State Park and Swim with Dolphins. Venture out of the city with trips to Okaloosa Island (in Fort Walton Beach) and Navarre Beach (in Navarre). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Henderson Beach State Park, don't miss a visit to Destin Harbor Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Panama City Beach, and do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery.

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You can fly from Key West to Panama City Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Panama City Beach when traveling from Key West in July, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Charleston.
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Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:

Charleston — 2 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House, then explore the galleries of Fort Sumter National Monument, and then brush up on your military savvy at Patriots Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): walk around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Charleston day trip website.

You can fly from Panama City Beach to Charleston in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Myrtle Beach.
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Myrtle Beach — 4 nights

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Museum-lovers will appreciate Hollywood Wax Museum and Brookgreen Gardens. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Myrtle Beach and Alligator Adventure. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, don't miss a visit to Barefoot Landing, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and shop like a local with Broadway at the Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Pigeon Forge.
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Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:

Pigeon Forge — 5 nights

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Bush's Visitor Center and Smoky Mountain Knife Works. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster and Hollywood Star Cars Museum. Explore Pigeon Forge's surroundings by going to Cades Cove (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Bryson City). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and enjoy breathtaking views from Gatlinburg SkyLift Park.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge vacation maker website.

You can fly from Myrtle Beach to Pigeon Forge in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Pigeon Forge when traveling from Myrtle Beach in August, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:

Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Pigeon Forge to Yellowstone National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Pigeon Forge to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Kailua-Kona.
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Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 4 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden and Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Hilo (Helicopter Tours, Rainbow Falls, &more), Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu) and Punalu‘U Beach (in Pahala). There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona day trip tool.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Kailua-Kona in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Kailua-Kona to be much hotter, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Lahaina.
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Lahaina, Maui — 4 nights

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zipline and Kapalua Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Helicopter Tours (in Kahului), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Wailea Beach (in Wailea). And it doesn't end there: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, and walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina online road trip planner.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly to Koloa.
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Koloa, Kauai — 4 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Poipu Beach Park and Na Pali Coast State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Waimea Canyon State Park (in Waimea), Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach, experience rural life at Kauai Coffee Company, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shipwreck Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Koloa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Koloa takes 2.5 hours. August in Koloa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly to Honolulu.
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Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:

Honolulu, Oahu — 4 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Museum-lovers will get to explore USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and US Army Museum of Hawaii. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Waimea Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Waimea Valley & Shark Diving). Next up on the itinerary: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Iolani Palace, and appreciate the history behind King Kamehameha Statue.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Koloa to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Honolulu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Wed) before leaving for home.
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