22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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22 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: New York City
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New York City
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Charleston
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  10​h 15​min
8
Sedona
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
9
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h
End: New York City

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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.
On the 3rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then take a stroll through Times Square, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the views from Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Patriots Point, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Charleston trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Charleston by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Charleston to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Patriots Point
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Patriots Point ©
Patriots Point
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge ©
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

2
nights
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.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Fort Zachary Taylor and Truman Little White House. Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Key West online vacation planner .

You can fly from Charleston to Key West in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from Charleston in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Key West to San Francisco takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Key West in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Get in touch with nature at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Mauna Kea. Venture out of the city with trips to Hilo (Akaka Falls State Park & Rainbow Falls). There's more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Make your Kailua-Kona itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in Kailua-Kona at 85°F and lows at 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Hilo, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

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Lahaina, Maui

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lahaina trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kihei
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Kailua Beach Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Diving and Byodo-In Temple. When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument in Pupukea, approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Honolulu attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. June in Honolulu sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kailua Beach Park, Byodo-In Temple, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Shark Diving, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Shark Diving
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), hike along Oak Creek Canyon, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sedona online visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Sedona in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Honolulu to Sedona. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Honolulu in June: highs in Sedona hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Roaring Fork and River Rafting & Tubing. Step off the beaten path and head to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Cades Cove. Go for a jaunt from Gatlinburg to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to see Clingmans Dome about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, experience the excitement of Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sedona to Gatlinburg takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sedona to Gatlinburg is 2 hours. Traveling from Sedona in June, you will find days in Gatlinburg are a bit cooler (86°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, River Rafting & Tubing
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Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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