42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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Charleston
— 2 nights
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St. Augustine
— 3 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Koloa, Kauai
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Wall
— 3 nights
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Charleston — 2 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Charleston Fossil Adventures. Get in touch with nature at Edisto Beach State Park and Isle of Palms County Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Georgetown (Hopsewee Plantation, Hampton Plantation State Historic Site, &more) and Edisto Island (Indian Mound Trail, Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, pause for some photo ops at Fort Moultrie, stroll the grounds of Magnolia Cemetery, and steep yourself in history at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Charleston route planner.

Marco Island to Charleston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.
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Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

St. Augustine — 3 nights

St. Visit Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens and Bosque Bello Cemetery for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fish Amelia Island and Jackie Robinson Ballpark and Statue. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Augustine: Catholic Church of the Epiphany (in Port Orange), Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church (in Daytona Beach Shores) and Daytona Beach (Mary Bethune Home & Equestrian Adventures of Florida). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Spanish Military Hospital Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Flagler Beach Municipal Pier, tour or see a game at Main Beach Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Beach Public Beach.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the St. Augustine trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Charleston to St. Augustine by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in St. Augustine are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Panama City Beach.
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Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:

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.
Visiting St. Joseph Peninsula State Park and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Cattywampus and Sunshine Water Sports. Get out of town with these interesting Panama City Beach side-trips: Ponce de Leon Springs State Park (in Ponce de Leon), Windswept Dunes Golfcourse (in Freeport) and Niceville (Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park & Turkey Creek Nature Trail). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Topsail Beach State Preserve, take advantage of the amenities at Carillon Beach, stroll around Conservation Park, and kick back and relax at Blue Mountain Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Panama City Beach journey planner.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Panama City Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Hilton Head.
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Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

Hilton Head — 3 nights

A Hilton Head vacation may be heaven for a golfer, but the area also offers all kinds of other options for sports fans.
Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Driessen Beach Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church and Beaufort National Cemetery. Explore Hilton Head's surroundings by going to Cypress Wetlands (in Port Royal) and Beaufort (Pick Pocket Plantation, The Point, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Field Beach Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hilton Head Island Beach, let the kids burn off some steam at Shelter Cove Towne Centre, and do a tasting at Island Winery.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hilton Head route planner.

Fly from Panama City Beach to Hilton Head in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Hilton Head can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Pigeon Forge.
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Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:

Pigeon Forge — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, trek along Rainbow Falls Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porters Creek Trail, then trek along Charlies Bunion, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Patriot Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Cataract Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Baskins Creek Falls, then don't miss a visit to Elkmont Ghost Town, and finally steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin.

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Fly from Hilton Head to Pigeon Forge in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hilton Head in June since evenings lows in Pigeon Forge dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to Santa Fe.
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Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

Santa Fe — 2 nights

City Different

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.
On the 20th (Mon), hike along Dale Ball Trails, stroll through Atalaya Mountain Hiking Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Randall Davey Audubon Center, then take in nature's colorful creations at Santa Fe Botanical Garden, then learn more about the world around you at Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsankawi. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Cave Loop Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Canyon Trail, play a few rounds at Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Fe Farmers Market, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario De Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

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Getting from Pigeon Forge to Santa Fe by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Pigeon Forge in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Santa Fe, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly to Moab.
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Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

Moab — 2 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 22nd (Wed): trek along Devils Garden Trailhead, explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace, then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Windows. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Corona Arch, take a memorable drive along Potash Road, explore the striking landscape at Gemini Bridges, then take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky, and finally take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Moab travel route planning website.

Fly from Santa Fe to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Santa Fe in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Moab: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.
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Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): cruise along Kolob Terrace Road, stroll through Hop Valley Trail, take in breathtaking views at Kolob Canyons, then explore the striking landscape at Kolob Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Checkerboard Mesa, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Bench Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Walk, hike along Watchman Trail, grab your bike and head to Pa'rus Trail, then admire all the interesting features of Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, and finally hike along Timber Creek Overlook Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip tool.

Getting from Moab to Zion National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Moab in June, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Zion National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to Sedona.
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Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

Sedona — 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visiting Lynx Lake Recreation Area and Jerome State Historic Park will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Verde State Historic Park and Whiskey Row. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sedona: Rimrock (V-Bar-V Heritage Site & Montezuma Well), Jerome (Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum, Douglas Mansion, &more) and Tuzigoot National Monument (in Clarkdale). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Soldier Pass, immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Ranch State Park, stop by Oak Creek Vista Point, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona day trip planner.

You can fly from Zion National Park to Sedona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Sedona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Lahaina.
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Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:

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.
Old Lahaina Courthouse and Maria Lanakila Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Ho'okipa Beach Park and Kapalua Coastal Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Kula (Horseback Riding Tours, The Hawaii Sea Spirits Organic Farm and Distillery, &more), Wailea (Little Beach, Makena Beach, &more) and Kihei (Kamaole Beach Park II, Kamaole Beach Park III, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Nakalele Blowhole, kick back and relax at Kahekili Beach Park, experience rural life at Punakea Palms, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lahaina vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Sedona to Lahaina in 10.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona to Lahaina, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sedona in June, plan for slightly colder days in Lahaina, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kailua-Kona.
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Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 2 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiholo Bay, take a memorable tour with Dolphin Quest, then stop by Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, then enjoy the sand and surf at Magic Sands, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at White Sand Beach. On the next day, appreciate the history behind The Captain Cook Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Kealakekua Bay, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then kick back and relax at Kauna'oa Bay, then kick back and relax at Mauna Kea Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona online trip planner.

Fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Koloa.
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Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Koloa, Kauai — 3 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Get some historical perspective at Kalalau Lookout and Wai`oli Hui`ia Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kalalau Trail and Kauai Safaris. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koloa: Princeville (Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach) & Hanalei Valley Lookout), Ke'e Beach (in Haena) and Kekaha (Awa'awapuhi Trail Parking, Pihea Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the sheer force of Hanakapiai Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, and take some stellar pictures from Sleeping Giant Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Koloa trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Koloa in 2.5 hours. July in Koloa sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to Honolulu.
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Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

Honolulu, Oahu — 3 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.
On the 8th (Fri), hike along Manoa Falls Trail, explore the striking landscape at Spitting Cave of Portlock, stroll through Kahala Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Andrew's Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Augustine by-the-Sea, and finally kick back and relax at Kaimana Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Laie Hawaii Temple, trot along with a tour on horseback, enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Cove, then hike along Ehukai Pillbox Hike, then explore the gorgeous colors at Banzai Pipeline, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu sightseeing tool.

You can fly from Koloa to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Honolulu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yellowstone National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:

Yellowstone National Park — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, and finally take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Steamboat Geyser, take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Paintpots, get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Beryl Spring, then admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Fountain Paint Pot.

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Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Yellowstone National Park takes 11 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Honolulu to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Honolulu in July, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Custer.
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Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Custer — 2 nights

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 13th (Wed), stroll through Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Needles, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Hills, then make a trip to Brule, then get engrossed in the history at South Dakota State Railroad Museum, Ltd., and finally learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway, explore the activities along Grace Coolidge Creek, explore the activities along Center Lake, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coolidge, then explore the activities along Legion Lake, and finally examine the collection at Custer County 1881 Courthouse.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Custer tour planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Custer in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with highs in Custer at 31°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Wall.
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Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Wall — 3 nights

Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Badlands Wall and Big Badlands Overlook. Escape the urban bustle at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site and Roberts Prairie Dog Town. Get out of town with these interesting Wall side-trips: Hurley Butte Horseback Riding (in Interior), Kadoka (Badlands Distillery LLC & Badlands Petrified Gardens) and Badlands National Park (Notch Trail, Door Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yellow Mounds Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, explore the striking landscape of Conata Basin Overlook, and contemplate the long history of South Dakota's Original 1880 Town.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Wall trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Custer to Wall in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Custer in July, expect Wall to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

United States travel guide

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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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