28 days in Continental USA Itinerary

28 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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28 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  18​h
1
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
3
Custer
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
4
Gatlinburg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Hilton Head
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Savannah
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
7
Santa Fe
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
8
Page
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h
10
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Adelaide

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mauna Kea. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Go for a jaunt from Kailua-Kona to Puako to see Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, stop by Mrs. Barry's Kona Cookies, and cruise along Saddle Road.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip itinerary maker site .

Adelaide, Australia to Kailua-Kona is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 19 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in July, things will get warmer in Kailua-Kona: highs are around 35°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Hayden Valley and Artist Point are in your itinerary. Yellowstone Lake and Grand Prismatic Spring will appeal to museum buffs. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Kailua-Kona to Yellowstone National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Kailua-Kona in July, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 4°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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 14th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, view the masterpieces at Art Expressions, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and finally explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road, and then learn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Custer vacation planner .

Do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Custer in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Custer: highs are around 31°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
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Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

1
night
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then examine the collection at Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Oaks Gallery at the Riverwood Shops. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, then contemplate the long history of Oconaluftee Indian Village, then examine the collection at Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and finally look for gifts at Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip builder .

Getting from Custer to Gatlinburg by combination of taxi and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Custer to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Custer in July: high temperatures in Gatlinburg hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Museums Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Cherokee, Clingmans Dome, Fishing Charters & Tours, Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum, Oaks Gallery at the Riverwood Shops
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:
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Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Hilton Head

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
On the 18th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Coastal Discovery Museum, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then look for gifts at Harbour Town Lighthouse, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Shelter Cove Towne Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hilton Head trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Hilton Head takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Gatlinburg in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hilton Head, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 20th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, then contemplate the long history of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, then brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, and finally take a stroll through Savannah Historic District. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, then brush up on your military savvy at Old Fort Jackson, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Savannah day trip site .

Drive from Hilton Head to Savannah in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Tybee Island, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
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Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

1
night
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 22nd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at El Nicho, and finally view the masterpieces at Keshi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Valles Caldera National Preserve, stop by Wind River Trading Company, then explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

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

Getting from Savannah to Santa Fe by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Savannah in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valles Caldera National Preserve, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries
Keshi ©
Keshi

2
nights
Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 24th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Horseshoe Bend, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then snap pictures at Navajo Bridge.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Page trip planner .

Getting from Santa Fe to Page by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in July; daily highs in Page reach 43°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Page

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Navajo Bridge
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and then trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park route planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Page to Yosemite National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Page to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Page in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias

4
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.
USS Arizona Memorial and Polynesian Cultural Center will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Diamond Head State Monument and Swim with Dolphins are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, appreciate the history behind King Kamehameha Statue, browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

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

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Honolulu takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Yosemite National Park to Honolulu. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in Honolulu, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Swim with Dolphins, Polynesian Cultural Center
Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 1:
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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