57 days in Continental USA Itinerary

57 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Custer
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 3 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Panama City
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Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Orlando
— 6 nights
Fly
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Pigeon Forge
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 5 nights
Train
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New York City
— 5 nights

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Custer

— 1 night
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 13th (Mon), cruise along Iron Mountain Road, immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, and then cruise along Wildlife Loop Road. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake and then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel.

Plan trip to Custer with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

New York City to Custer is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in September: highs in Custer hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 45°F. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Yellowstone National Park

— 7 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone Lake. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Upper Geyser Basin and Grand Geyser. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, cruise along Firehole Lake Drive, take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lehardy's Rapids.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip website.

You can fly from Custer to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Custer in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 60°F and lows at 33°F. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 21:

Yosemite National Park

— 6 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tioga Pass and Mariposa Grove. Attractions like Half Dome and El Capitan make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, stroll through Panorama Trail, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 27:

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Park. Kids will enjoy Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks. The adventure continues: stroll through Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:

Lahaina, Maui

— 4 nights

Crown Jewel of 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Maui Ocean Center. Bring the kids along to Wailea Beach and Lahaina Front Street. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Maui Tropical Plantation (in Wailuku), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). There's lots more to do: walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from San Francisco to Lahaina in 9.5 hours. Traveling from San Francisco to Lahaina, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get a bit warmer in Lahaina: highs are around 84°F and lows about 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:

Honolulu, Oahu

— 6 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Bring the kids along to Kailua Beach Park and Battleship Missouri Memorial. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lanikai Beach and Shark Diving. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu road trip planning app.

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in October, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 11:

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): hike along The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, and then take a memorable drive along Zion Shuttle.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip maker.

Fly from Honolulu to Zion National Park in 11 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to Zion National Park, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Honolulu in October: highs in Zion National Park hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

Moab

— 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park and then get interesting insight from Tours.

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You can drive from Zion National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Moab, with lows around 42°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:

Panama City Beach

— 3 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Attractions like Panama City Beach and Okaloosa Island make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like AJ's Water Adventures and Pier Park. Go for a jaunt from Panama City Beach to Fort Walton Beach to see Air Force Armament Museum about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at St. Andrews State Park and tour the pleasant surroundings at Henderson Beach State Park.

For reviews and more tourist information, read our Panama City Beach route planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Panama City Beach in 10.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Moab to Panama City Beach due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Moab in October, with highs in Panama City Beach at 83°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:

Orlando

— 6 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Family-friendly places like Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and Fun Spot America will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fun Spot America and World of Disney. Pack the 21st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 24th (Sun) at Magic Kingdom Park. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, make a splash at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, and don't miss a visit to Tree of Life.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Orlando day trip site.

Getting from Panama City Beach to Orlando by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Panama City Beach in October, Orlando is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 25:

Pigeon Forge

— 4 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Bring the kids along to The Coaster at Goats on the Roof and Zipline. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parrot Mountain & Gardens and River Rafting & Tubing. When in Pigeon Forge, make a side trip to see Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend, approximately Townsend away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Blue Ridge Pkwy, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, get in on the family fun at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, and catch some excitement at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pigeon Forge trip planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Pigeon Forge in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In October, Pigeon Forge is little chillier than Orlando - with highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:

Washington DC

— 5 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Explore hidden gems such as Gettysburg National Military Park and Arlington National Cemetery. Attractions like Korean War Veterans Memorial and Gettysburg National Cemetery make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to Horseback Riding Tours in Gettysburg, about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Pigeon Forge to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In October, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 3:

New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and 9/11 Memorial will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to New York Public Library and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, make a trip to Broadway, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. November in New York City sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 8: