34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Bus to Fresno, Fly to Lahaina
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Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
Fly
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Fly
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
Drive to McGhee Tyson Airport, Fly to Jacksonville

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Grand Canyon National Park — 6 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Attractions like Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: hike along Rim Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village.

Discover how to plan a Grand Canyon National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Jacksonville to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Jacksonville in May, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 33°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Find places to stay May 1 — 7:

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.
Attractions like Wapama Falls and Glacier Point make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, stroll through Pohono Trail, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planning tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. May in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.
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Find places to stay May 7 — 13:

Lahaina, Maui — 5 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.
Attractions like Hana Highway - Road to Hana and Maui Ocean Center make great kid-friendly stops. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ka'anapali Beach and Wailea Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Maluaka Beach (in Wailea), Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park) and Maui Goat Yoga (in Kula). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at D.T. Fleming Park, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, and stroll through Big Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lahaina trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Lahaina takes 13 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, expect nights in Lahaina to be warmer, around 70°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Honolulu.
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Find places to stay May 13 — 18:

Honolulu, Oahu — 4 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 Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Visit Kailua Beach Park and Ala Moana Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Haleiwa Beach Park). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu vacation planner.

Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In May in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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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.
Kids will enjoy Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone Lake. There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, stroll through Fountain Paint Pot, get impressive views of Mud Volcano, and contemplate the waterfront views at Dragon's Mouth Springs.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park holiday maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Yellowstone National Park takes 11 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Honolulu in May: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 53°F and lows are around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Find places to stay May 22 — 29:

Great Smoky Mountains National Park — 5 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Newfound Gap Road and Roaring Fork. There's much more to do: stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, and trek along Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, things will get much warmer in Great Smoky Mountains National Park: highs are around 79°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.
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Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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