43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Hilton Head
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
St. Augustine, Florida
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Key West
— 4 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
7
Marco Island
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  10 h 30 min
8
Sedona
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  13 h 15 min
10
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
11
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  14 h
12
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
13
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: London

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then steep yourself in history at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and finally stroll around Forsyth Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Savannah tour planner .

London, UK to Savannah is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Savannah is minus 5 hours. While traveling from London, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Savannah, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Tybee Island
Highlights from your plan
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument

3
nights
Hilton Head

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Coligny Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get outdoors at Hilton Head Island Bike Trails and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, race across the water with a speed boat tour, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Hilton Head trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Hilton Head takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Hilton Head, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails ©
Hilton Head Island Bike Trails
Fishing Charters & Tours
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc.. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and Beach at Daytona Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, stroll through St. Augustine Beach, gain insight at Flagler College, and sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the St. Augustine vacation website .

You can drive from Hilton Head to St. Augustine in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Key Largo.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fort Clinch State Park, Beach at Daytona Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
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Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©

2
nights
Key Largo

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
On the 11th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Key Largo online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from St. Augustine to Key Largo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): cast your line with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, then see the interesting displays at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Marathon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Fort Zachary Taylor. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and cruise along The Overseas Highway.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Key West trip itinerary maker app .

Take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©

2
nights
Marco Island

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. On the 19th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. On the next day, get interesting insight from Tours and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Marco Island planner .

Getting from Key West to Marco Island by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Key West in May since evenings lows in Marco Island dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Oak Creek Canyon. Take a break from the city and head to Devil's Bridge Trail and Wupatki National Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to Painted Desert (in Petrified Forest National Park) and Walnut Canyon National Monument (in Flagstaff). There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona road trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Marco Island to Sedona in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Marco Island in May; daily highs in Sedona reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Bright Angel Trail and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: trek along Rim Trail, stroll through North Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and head outdoors with Bar 10 Ranch Activities.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip site .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sedona in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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 outdoors at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Fishing Charters & Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Swim with Dolphins. Step out of Kailua-Kona with an excursion to Akaka Falls State Park in Hilo--about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay).

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Kailua-Kona in 13.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Kailua-Kona are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are much warmer (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Akaka Falls State Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

4
nights
Lahaina, 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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Haleakala Crater will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Wailea Beach (in Wailea), Maui Tropical Plantation (in Wailuku) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Napili Beach, take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip planner .

Fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Parasailing & Paragliding, Haleakala Crater, Wailea Beach, Maui Tropical Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding
River Rafting & Tubing

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nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. Step off the beaten path and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Bodie State Historic Park. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip website .

Getting from Lahaina to Yosemite National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 14 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lahaina to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Lahaina, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Artist Point will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Prismatic Spring and Lamar Valley. Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to West Yellowstone and see Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and get great views at Lookout Point.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. In June, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 22°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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