23 days in Continental USA Itinerary

23 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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23 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
2
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  10​h 15​min
5
Sedona
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
+3
bus + taxi + bus + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Paris

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lamar Valley and Artist Point. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and North Rim Trail. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful and explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park day trip planner .

Paris, France to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Paris to Yellowstone National Park. When traveling from Paris in May, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 13°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, then immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kailua-Kona online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Kailua-Kona takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In May, Kailua-Kona is much warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kahaluu Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kanaloa Octopus Farm ©
Kanaloa Octopus Farm

3
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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 discover tucked-away gems like Kahekili Beach Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Zipline. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Napili Beach, wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Lahaina trip planning website .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Kihei
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:
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Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kahekili Beach Park ©
Kahekili Beach Park

2
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, then contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kailua Beach Park.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 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 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park ©

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walnut Canyon National Monument and Bearizona Wildlife Park. Take a break from the city and head to Oak Creek Canyon and Cathedral Rock. There's lots more to do: trek along Devil's Bridge Trail, explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Sedona takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Sedona is 3 hours. When traveling from Honolulu in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 40°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Walnut Canyon National Monument, Bearizona Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

1
night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 8th (Sat), see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, and finally take a stroll through Barrio de Analco.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Sedona to Santa Fe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sedona in June, expect Santa Fe to be a bit cooler, temps between 37°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza

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.
Key West Cemetery and Truman Little White House will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and Fort Zachary Taylor. The adventure continues: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Key West trip website .

You can fly from Santa Fe to Key West in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Fe to Key West is 2 hours. Expect warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Santa Fe in June, with lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Lightner Museum and St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc.. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. Step out of St. Augustine to go to Crescent Beach and see Crescent Beach Public Beach, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, kick back and relax at Frank Butler County Park West, sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, and admire all the interesting features of Flagler College.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine online travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Key West to St. Augustine in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Key West in June, plan for slightly colder nights in St. Augustine, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Crescent Beach Public Beach
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:
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St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©
Lightner Museum ©
Lightner Museum

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