53 days in United States Itinerary

53 days in United States Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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Kihei, Maui
— 3 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward
— 2 nights
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Juneau
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Juneau
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Page
— 4 nights
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
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Key West
— 4 nights
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Boston
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Honolulu, Oahu — 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Oahu Private Tours. Explore hidden gems such as USS Oklahoma Memorial and Spas & Wellness. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Laie Point State Wayside Park (in Laie), Kahuku Farms (in Kahuku) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Haleiwa). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Augustine by-the-Sea, kick back and relax at Bellows Field Beach Park, stroll through Lyon Arboretum, and take an in-depth tour of Queen Emma Summer Palace.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu trip planner.

Chennai, India to Honolulu is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll gain 15.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chennai in July: highs in Honolulu hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Kihei.
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Kihei, Maui — 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kamaole Beach Park II and Kamaole Beach Park III. Change things up with a short trip to Ho'okipa Beach Park in Paia (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Maui Brewing Company, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Theresa Roman Catholic Church, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kihei day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Kihei takes 2.5 hours. In July in Kihei, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Kailua-Kona.
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation and Hula Daddy Kona Coffee. Step out of Kailua-Kona to go to Captain Cook and see The Captain Cook Monument, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mokuaikaua Church, admire the verdant scenery at Waipio Valley, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Rider Inc.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona visit planning site.

You can fly from Kihei to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. July in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Seward.
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Seward — 2 nights

Alaska Starts Here

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seward Boat Harbor and Fishing Charters & Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (in Soldotna) and Harding Ice Field Trail (in Kenai Fjords National Park). And it doesn't end there: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, explore the striking landscape at Holgate Glacier, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Resurrection Lutheran Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seward online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kailua-Kona to Seward in 11 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kailua-Kona to Seward. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kailua-Kona in August: high temperatures in Seward hover around 19°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Juneau.
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Juneau — 2 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mendenhall Glacier and Alaskan Brewery and Bottling Company. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Sawyer Glacier, stop by Caribou Crossings, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Amalga Distillery.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Juneau trip builder tool.

Getting from Seward to Juneau by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Portland.
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Portland — 2 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Director Park and Animals in Pools. There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Topaz Farm, take in the views from Steel Bridge, relax and rejuvenate at Float On, and look for gifts at Cascade Station Shopping Center.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Portland tour builder tool.

Fly from Juneau to Portland in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Juneau to Portland due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Juneau in August, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Portland: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West Thumb Geyser Basin and Biscuit Basin. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Teton National Park (Jenny Lake Overlook & 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, appreciate the extensive heritage of S Rim Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Artists Paintpots.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park itinerary maker site.

Fly from Portland to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Sedona.
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Sedona — 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lava River Cave and Schnebly Hill Vista Overlook. Step out of Sedona to go to Flagstaff and see Flagstaff Extreme, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock, stop by Kachina House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, and trek along Doe Mountain Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona itinerary planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Sedona in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 37°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Page.
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Page — 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Navajo Loop Trail and Glen Canyon Dam Overlook. Venture out of the city with trips to Inspiration Point (in Bryce Canyon National Park), Navajo Bridge (in Grand Canyon National Park) and Rainbow Bridge National Monument (in Lake Powell). Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. There's much more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with Gunfighter Canyon - Indoor Shooting Experience, look for gifts at Big Lake Trading Post, and get engrossed in the history at Powell Museum.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Page trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Page takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Page are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Moab.
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Moab — 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Colorado Riverway Recreation Area and Slickrock Bike Trail. There's lots more to do: look and learn at RedRock Astronomy, view the masterpieces at Bret Edge Photography Gallery, stop by Moab Rock Shop, and stroll around Rotary Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Moab trip builder site.

You can drive from Page to Moab in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Page in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Moab. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Custer.
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Custer — 2 nights

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): do a tasting at Twisted Pine Winery, then get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, and then go for a walk through Sunday Gulch Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Stockade Lake.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Custer visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Moab to Custer takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In August, Custer is little chillier than Moab - with highs of 29°C and lows of 12°C. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Gatlinburg.
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Gatlinburg — 4 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chimneys Picnic Area and Gatlin's Escape Games. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Ripley's Mountain Coaster, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, get your game on at Mysterious Mansion, and examine the collection at Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Gatlinburg tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Custer to Gatlinburg takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Custer to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Custer in August; daily highs in Gatlinburg reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Hilton Head.
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Hilton Head — 3 nights

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Legendary Golf. Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Hilton Head Distillery, let the kids burn off some steam at Shelter Cove Towne Centre, kick back and relax at Driessen Beach Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Folly Field Beach Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hilton Head trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Gatlinburg to Hilton Head takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Gatlinburg in August, Hilton Head is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Key West.
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Key West — 4 nights

Conch Republic

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 Vandenberg Wreck and Key West Firehouse Museum. The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, look for gifts at Peppers of Key West, get a taste of the local shopping with 7 Artists & Friends Key West, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Key West attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Hilton Head to Key West takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Hilton Head in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Key West, with lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can fly to Boston.
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Boston — 5 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like HarborWalk and Constitution Beach. When in Boston, make a side trip to see Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House in Gloucester, approximately Gloucester away. And it doesn't end there: browse the fresh offerings at Boston Public Market, look for gifts at Brattle Book Shop of Boston, admire the striking features of Marriott's Custom House, and pause for some photo ops at Paul Revere Statue.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Boston trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Key West to Boston by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Key West in September, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Boston: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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