26 days in Continental USA Itinerary

26 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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26 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Kazan
Fly:  25​h
1
Savannah
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Branson
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Durango
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
6
Custer
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
10
Homer
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Kazan

1
night
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 2nd (Mon), stroll through Hilton Head Island Bike Trails, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, then see the interesting displays at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Savannah trip itinerary planner .

Kazan, Russia to Savannah is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Kazan to Savannah due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Kazan in September: high temperatures in Savannah hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island
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Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and finally contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner .

You can fly from Savannah to Nashville in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Savannah to Nashville. Traveling from Savannah in September, plan for little chillier nights in Nashville, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

1
night
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, explore the activities along Table Rock Lake, and then examine the collection at Titanic Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thorncrown Chapel, then identify plant and animal life at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

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You can fly from Nashville to Branson in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. September in Branson sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Table Rock Lake, Thorncrown Chapel, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
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Dogwood Canyon Nature Park ©
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Zipline

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then take in the exciting artwork at Tesuque Glass Works, and finally examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Branson to Santa Fe takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Branson to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Branson in September, Santa Fe is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Tesuque Glass Works
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New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
The Harrell House Bug Museum ©
The Harrell House Bug Museum
Tesuque Glass Works ©
Tesuque Glass Works

2
nights
Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 9th (Mon), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then shop like a local with Scenic Aperture Gallery, and then enjoy the views from Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Earthen Vessel Gallery, examine the collection at Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Animas Museum, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Durango day trip app .

Getting from Santa Fe to Durango by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, plan for little chillier nights in Durango, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Durango

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
Animas Museum ©
Animas Museum
Earthen Vessel Gallery ©
Earthen Vessel Gallery

1
night
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, then look for all kinds of wild species at Windcross Conservancy, then cruise along Wildlife Loop Road, and finally admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): stroll through Presidential Trail, then view the masterpieces at Insideout, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Custer tour itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Durango to Custer in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Durango in September, you will find days in Custer are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Insideout, Windcross Conservancy, Presidential Trail, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Windcross Conservancy ©
Windcross Conservancy
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park holiday site .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Custer to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Custer in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): kick back and relax at Lanikai Beach, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, and then see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, then stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Honolulu takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Honolulu, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Lanikai Beach, Swim with Dolphins
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Swim with Dolphins
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace

2
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.
On the 17th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mau'umae 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 reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona travel planner .

You can fly from Honolulu to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. September in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Mau'umae Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

5
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. You'll get in some beach time at Homer Spit and Bishop's Beach Park. Appreciate the collections at Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Homer: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (in Soldotna) and Ninilchik (Fishing Charters & Tours, Key-O's Guide Service, & more). And it doesn't end there: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, do a tasting at Bear Creek Winery, examine the collection at Pratt Museum, and kick back and relax at Anchor River State Recreation Area.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Homer vacation planning site .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Homer in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kailua-Kona in September; daily highs in Homer reach 16°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ninilchik, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Anchor River State Recreation Area
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:
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Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies ©
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Fishing Charters & Tours
Photography Tours

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