36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Istanbul
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Clearwater
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
6
Custer
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h
8
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  13 h 15 min
10
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
11
Lahaina, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
12
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  12 h
13
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Istanbul

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, thenrace across the water with a speed boat tour, thensnap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, and finally explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder website.

Istanbul, Turkey to New York City is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Istanbul to New York City. June in New York City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Speed Boats Tours
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
nights
Key West

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, thenidentify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, thensee what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Vandenberg Wreck.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Key West takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get a bit warmer in Key West: highs are around 36°C and lows about 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

2
nights
Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
On the 1st (Wed), get interesting insight from Tours, kick back and relax at Fort Lauderdale Beach, thenkick back and relax at Las Olas Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Hollywood Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, take in the waterfront at Miami Beach Boardwalk, thentake a leisurely stroll along South Pointe Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fort Lauderdale road trip planner.

Fly from Key West to Fort Lauderdale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Fort Lauderdale can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Clearwater.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Hollywood Beach, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach

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Clearwater

Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Honeymoon Island State Park, take in the waterfront at Pier 60, thenkick back and relax at Clearwater Beach, and finally get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Treasure Island Beach, thenkick back and relax at Saint Pete Beach, thenadmire the majestic nature at Fort De Soto Park, and finally explore the world behind art at The Dali Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Clearwater online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Lauderdale to Clearwater takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The Dali Museum, Honeymoon Island State Park, Saint Pete Beach, Fort De Soto Park, Treasure Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Honeymoon Island State Park ©
Honeymoon Island State Park

2
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Cades Cove, thenidentify plant and animal life at Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, tour the pleasant surroundings at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, thenwalk around Chimneys Picnic Area, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimney Tops Trail.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park holiday planner.

Getting from Clearwater to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Clearwater in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): trek along Sunday Gulch Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, thenadmire all the interesting features of Wildlife Loop Road, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Spires Hiking Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Custer day trip planner.

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Custer in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Custer is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in July; daily highs in Custer reach 31°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Keystone
Highlights from your plan
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. Step out of the city life by going to Old Faithful and Artist Point. The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Grand Geyser, take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Custer to Yellowstone National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Custer in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 26°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Arches National Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, thenskim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Moab road trip app.

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Moab in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with highs in Moab at 42°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Explore hidden gems such as Bright Angel Trail and Inner Canyon. Escape the urban bustle at South Kaibab Trail and Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Cape Royal, explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, hike along Widforss Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Moab in July, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 34°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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 18th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Greenwell Farms, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, and then explore and take pictures at Saddle Road. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Queen's Bath, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona trip itinerary builder tool.

Take a bus from Grand Canyon National Park to Kailua-Kona in 13.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much hotter in Kailua-Kona, with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Queen's Bath, Greenwell Farms
Highlights from your plan
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Fishing Charters & Tours
Mauna Kea ©
Mauna Kea

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Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, thenkick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): walk around Lahaina Banyan Court, kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park, kick back and relax at Wailea Beach, thenidentify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally relax in the rural setting at Maui Tropical Plantation.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip website.

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4.5 hours. In July in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Wailea Beach, Maui Tropical Plantation, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

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Honolulu, Oahu

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 22nd (Wed), explore the activities along Waimea Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, thenappreciate the history behind Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Lanikai Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kailua Beach Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and Half Dome. Visiting Yosemite, Tunnel View and El Capitan will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park vacation maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Honolulu in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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