43 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Sedona
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Key West, Bus to Marathon
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Marathon
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Marco Island
— 2 nights
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Fort Myers Beach
— 2 nights
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Moab
— 3 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
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Koloa, Kauai
— 5 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
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Yosemite National Park — 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Visiting Mariposa Grove and Cathedral Range will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, hike along May Lake Trailhead, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Dome, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Perth in November; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 14°C and lows reach -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sedona.
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Sedona — 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bell Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. Escape the urban bustle at Devil's Bridge Trail and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). There's still lots to do: trek along Airport Mesa, explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, take in breathtaking views at Boynton Canyon Trail, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Sedona road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Sedona with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 20°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 5 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon South Rim and Hopi Point. Step off the beaten path and head to South Kaibab Trail and Lipan Point. There's lots more to do: get great views at Mather Point, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, take a memorable tour with Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra, and make a trip to Grand Canyon Village.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in December, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 8°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Marathon.
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Marathon — 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): stroll through Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Marathon online travel route builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Marathon in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Marathon due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December; daily highs in Marathon reach 31°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Key West.
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Key West — 3 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Get outdoors at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Fort Zachary Taylor. Attractions like Dry Tortugas National Park and The Overseas Highway make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends Key West, and explore the galleries of Truman Little White House.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Key West trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Marco Island.
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Marco Island — 2 nights

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Island Bike Shop & Bicycle Rentals and then get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then enjoy the sand and surf at South Marco Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Marco Island attractions planner.

Traveling by ferry from Key West to Marco Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Key West in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Marco Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Myers Beach.
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Fort Myers Beach — 2 nights

Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Myers Beach.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fort Myers Beach day trip site.

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Fort Myers Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Fort Myers Beach can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Moab.
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Moab — 3 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Family-friendly places like Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Corona Arch and Balloon Rides. There's more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Moab driving holiday planning website.

Fly from Fort Myers Beach to Moab in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Myers Beach to Moab is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Fort Myers Beach in December, expect Moab to be colder, temps between 3°C and -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Lahaina.
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Lahaina, Maui — 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Zipline and Ho'okipa Beach Park will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Napili Beach and Maui Tropical Plantation. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Kihei (Scuba & Snorkeling & Kamaole Beach Park III) and Wailea Beach (in Wailea). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, and stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Moab to Lahaina takes 11 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Moab in December, things will get warmer in Lahaina: highs are around 30°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Kailua-Kona.
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii — 4 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.
Visiting Mauna Kea and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden and My Kona Adventures. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Hilo (Rainbow Falls & Akaka Falls State Park). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kahaluu Beach, and cruise along Saddle Road.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Koloa.
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Koloa, Kauai — 5 nights

Kōloa is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Visiting Na Pali Coast State Park and Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kalalau Trail and Hanalei Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Koloa: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Kapaa), Waimea (Polihale State Park & Waimea Canyon State Park) and Hanalei Beach (in Hanalei). There's lots more to do: stroll through Poipu Beach Park, walk around Lydgate State Park, explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, and take in nature's colorful creations at Allerton Garden.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Koloa travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Koloa in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Oahu — 5 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.
Attractions like Photography Tours and Diamond Head State Monument make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Koko Crater Railway Trail and Waimea Bay. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Waimea Valley & Shark Diving). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of USS Arizona Memorial, kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park, take an in-depth tour of Iolani Palace, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Koloa to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Honolulu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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