56 days in Continental USA Itinerary

56 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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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 + Bus:  3 h 45 min
4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + 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
+3
Taxi + Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 15 min
10
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
11
Savannah
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
12
St. Augustine, Florida
— 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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. Get out of town with these interesting Yellowstone National Park side-trips: Grand Teton National Park (Cascade Canyon & 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore the striking landscape of Old Faithful Visitor Education Center, cruise along Beartooth Hwy, and explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park travel route planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in June, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park, Beartooth Hwy
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:
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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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nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kamaole Beach Park II and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Get out of town with these interesting Kihei side-trips: Haleakala National Park (Haleakala Crater & Pipiwai Trail), Maria Lanakila Catholic Church (in Lahaina) and Laulima Farm (in Kipahulu). Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Maui Brewing Company, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Kamaole Beach Park III, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kihei trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Kihei in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 3 hours. 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, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Story of Hawaii Museum, Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, 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
Maui Brewing Company ©
Maui Brewing Company

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Koko Crater Railway Trail and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Scuba & Snorkeling & Skydiving). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Puu Ualakaa State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, and steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu visit website.

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to 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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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Akaka Falls State Park and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. Take a break from Kailua-Kona with a short trip to Kula Kai Caverns in Ocean View, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, experience rural life at The Vanillerie, stop by Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, and Head underground at Lava Tube Cave.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore hidden gems such as Bell Rock and Devil's Bridge Trail. The adventure continues: cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, trek along Doe Mountain Trail, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Sedona holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kailua-Kona to Sedona takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kailua-Kona to Sedona is 3 hours. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in June, you will find days in Sedona are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are slightly colder (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:
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Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. And it doesn't end there: trek along Rim Trail, cruise along East Rim Drive, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Sedona, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 6°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
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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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.
On the 25th (Thu), see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, get great views at Horseshoe Bend, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, then see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam, and then explore the activities along Lake Powell.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Page trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Page: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can 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
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook
Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell

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nights
Moab

Moab
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Corona Arch and Colorado Riverway Recreation Area. When in Moab, make a side trip to see Turret Arch in Arches National Park, approximately Arches National Park away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park, appreciate the views at Castle Valley, stroll through Nature & Parks, and take in the dramatic natural features at Wilson's Arch.

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

You can drive from Page to Moab in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in Moab when traveling from Page in June, with lows around 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
Wilson's Arch ©
Wilson's Arch

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Tennessee Homemade Wines. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Hollywood Star Cars Museum, find something for the whole family at Rowdy Bear Mountain, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery, and try for a hole-in-one at Hillbilly Golf.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg travel route builder site.

Getting from Moab to Gatlinburg by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Moab to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Moab in June, expect nights in Gatlinburg to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Gatlinburg Trail
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:
Highlights from your plan
Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Hollywood Star Cars Museum ©
Hollywood Star Cars Museum

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Hilton Head

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hilton Head Island Bike Trails and Pat Conroy Literary Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Beaufort (Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours & Hunting Island Lighthouse). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a stroll through Old Town Bluffton, stroll through Driessen Beach Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Cross.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hilton Head online holiday planner.

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

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Beaufort, Bluffton
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Pat Conroy Literary Center ©
Pat Conroy Literary Center
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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 Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters. Get out of town with these interesting Savannah side-trips: Butler Island Plantation (in Darien), Saint Simons Island (St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, Fishing Charters & Tours, &more) and Jekyll Island (Jekyll Island Historic District & Georgia Sea Turtle Center). There's much more to do: stroll around Forsyth Park, brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Savannah trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hilton Head to Savannah takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Wildlife Tours Museums

Side Trips

Saint Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Butler Island Plantation, Dolphin & Whale Watching, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Webb Military Museum ©
Webb Military Museum
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Forsyth Park ©
Forsyth Park

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St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine ©
St. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Augustine Distillery and Mission of Nombre de Dios. The adventure continues: deepen your understanding at Flagler College, contemplate the long history of Colonial Quarter, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Memorial Presbyterian Church, and make a trip to St. George Street.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine trip planner.

You can drive from Savannah to St. Augustine in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in St. Augustine can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can 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
St. Augustine Distillery ©
St. Augustine Distillery
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin Research Center and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Key West side-trips: History of Diving Museum (in Islamorada) and Marathon (Sombrero Reef & Seven Mile Bridge). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, explore the gorgeous colors at Vandenberg Wreck, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Key West holiday maker app.

You can do a combination of car and flight from St. Augustine to Key West in 6 hours. Other options are to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

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Washington DC

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Gallery of Art and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of African American History and Culture, appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and wander the streets of Georgetown.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC visit site.

You can fly from Key West to Washington DC in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Key West in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Washington DC, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to 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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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and The Met Cloisters. Venture out of the city with trips to Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (in Hyde Park) and Grounds For Sculpture (in Hamilton). There's still lots to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in New York City sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time 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:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Photography Tours
Food Tours

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