32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC
Train:  3 h 15 min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
3
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  13 h 30 min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  13 h 15 min
9
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Washington DC

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like New York Public Library and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: stroll through Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, stroll around The High Line, and admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City sightseeing planner.

Washington DC to New York City is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Explore hidden gems such as Grand Prismatic Spring and Upper Geyser Basin. There's much more to do: hike along Purple Mountain Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Inspiration Point, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, and identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are much colder (39°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Visiting Going-to-the-Sun Road and Grinnell Glacier will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Highline Trail and Iceberg Lake Trail. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, walk around Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 85°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park ©
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

3
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 some cultural insight at Iolani Palace and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Swim with Dolphins and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Kailua to see Kailua Beach Park about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Honolulu takes 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in Honolulu, with lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Swim with Dolphins, Kailua Beach Park
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Swim with Dolphins
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

3
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zipline and Wailea Beach. Get outdoors at Napili Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. When in Lahaina, make a side trip to see Ho'okipa Beach Park in Paia, approximately Paia away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach, and stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lahaina visit planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Lahaina by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lahaina are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Wailea Beach
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Zipline
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then kick back and relax at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Queen's Bath and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona online trip builder.

Getting from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Queen's Bath, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) ©
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lembert Dome and Nevada Falls Loop. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, get interesting insight from Tours, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Yosemite National Park takes 13.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kailua-Kona to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. Step out of the city life by going to South Kaibab Trail and East Rim Drive. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, and admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

To see ratings and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by bus takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
Key West

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, thenadmire all the interesting features of Fort Zachary Taylor, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Key West day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Key West takes 13.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Key West, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The Turtle Hospital, Bahia Honda State Park
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

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