26 days in Continental USA Itinerary

26 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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1
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
2
Poipu, Kauai
— 4 nights
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
4
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
5
Custer
— 3 nights
6
Santa Fe
— 4 nights

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Jenny Lake Trail. Kids will appreciate attractions like Upper Geyser Basin and Norris Geyser Basin. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

San Bernardino to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Bernardino to Yellowstone National Park. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Bernardino in August, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at °F and lows at °F. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Jenny Lake Trail
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Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Norris Geyser Basin ©
Norris Geyser Basin

4
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Wailua Falls and Kalalau Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Na Pali Coast State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei) and Waimea (Waimea Canyon State Park & Polihale State Park). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, and relax in the rural setting at Kauai Coffee Company.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Poipu tour itinerary planning app.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Poipu in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Poipu, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Waimea, Wailua Falls, Hanalei Beach, Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Polihale State Park ©
Polihale State Park
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Attractions like Manoa Falls and Lanikai Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Haleiwa (Waimea Valley, Waimea Bay, &more) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, explore the galleries of Iolani Palace, don't miss a visit to Battleship Missouri Memorial, and trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Honolulu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Poipu to Honolulu takes 3 hours. In August in Honolulu, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Kualoa Regional Park, Byodo-In Temple
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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park ©
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Napili Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Family-friendly places like Wailea Beach and Zipline will thrill your kids. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Wailuku (Maui Tropical Plantation & Iao Valley) and Helicopter Tours (in Kahului). The adventure continues: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, and visit Lahaina Front Street.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lahaina online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. In August in Lahaina, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Wailea Beach, Kapalua Beach, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Zipline
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kids will enjoy Wildlife Loop Road and Sylvan Lake. Step out of the city life by going to Needles Eye Tunnel and Iron Mountain Road. Explore Custer's surroundings by going to Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs) and Keystone (Presidential Trail & Rushmore Tramway Adventures).

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Custer trip site.

Fly from Lahaina to Custer in 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Lahaina to Custer. While traveling from Lahaina, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Custer, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Keystone, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Bandelier National Monument. Canyon Road and Loretto Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Santa Fe to Taos to see Rio Grande Gorge Bridge about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, and admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip planner.

Fly from Custer to Santa Fe in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Custer in August: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around °F and lows are around °F. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Bandelier National Monument
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New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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