40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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Key West
— 5 nights
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Hilton Head
— 3 nights
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Provincetown
— 3 nights
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Custer
— 2 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Buena Vista
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Santa Fe
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Key West

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.
Let the collections at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum capture your imagination. Visit Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Fort Zachary Taylor for their historical value. Explore Key West's surroundings by going to Sombrero Reef (in Marathon), Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key) and Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, see the interesting displays at Oldest House & Garden Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and explore the gorgeous colors at Vandenberg Wreck.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Key West trip builder app.

Dallas to Key West is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Key West is 1 hour. When traveling from Dallas in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Key West: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hilton Head.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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 Folly Field Beach Park and Old Sheldon Church Ruins. Step out of the city life by going to May River Excursions and Burkes Beach. Explore Hilton Head's surroundings by going to Beaufort (Santa Elena History Center, Pat Conroy Literary Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through The Bike Doctor, look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon Newhall Preserve, kick back and relax at Driessen Beach Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hilton Head trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Key West to Hilton Head in 9.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Hilton Head when traveling from Key West in August, with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in Hilton Head

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
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Provincetown

Birthplace of American Liberty

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Long Point. Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum and Provincetown Art Association and Museum will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Race Point Beach, explore the landscape on two wheels at Province Lands Bike Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Head of the Meadow Beach, and take a peaceful walk through Beech Forest, Provincetown.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Provincetown trip planner.

You can fly from Hilton Head to Provincetown in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Hilton Head in August, expect Provincetown to be a bit cooler, temps between 78°F and 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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 13th (Thu): explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, take in the awesome beauty at Black Elk Peak, then stroll through Little Devil's Tower Trail, and finally explore the activities along Legion Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of South Dakota State Railroad Museum, then learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, then appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally examine the collection at Custer County 1881 Courthouse.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Custer day trip website.

Getting from Provincetown to Custer by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry, train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Provincetown to Custer due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Provincetown in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Custer, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

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Jackson Hole

The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chapel of the Transfiguration and Chapel of the Sacred Heart. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oxbow Bend and Inspiration Point. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jackson Hole: Grand Teton National Park (String Lake, Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, &more) and Moose (Jenny Lake Boating & Snake River). There's more to do: cruise along Moose Wilson Road and make a trip to Antler Arches of Jackson.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Custer to Jackson Hole by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Custer in August since evenings lows in Jackson Hole dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Yellowstone National Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Midway Geyser Basin. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Prismatic Spring and West Thumb Geyser Basin. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge Trail, explore and take pictures at Firehole Lake Drive, and take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jackson Hole in August, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 70°F and lows about 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Glacier National Park

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Logan Pass and Baring Falls. Take a break from the city and head to Avalanche Lake and Virginia Falls. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail, take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook, contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake, and trek along Cracker Lake Hike.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Glacier National Park online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 83°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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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 Yosemite, Tunnel View and Yosemite Falls. Visiting Glacier Point and El Capitan will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Stanislaus National Forest in Hathaway Pines (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, get interesting insight from YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Glacier National Park in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Tue) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to South Kaibab Trail and Point Imperial Drive. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Yaki Point. Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides, explore the stunning scenery at Moran Point, take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, and hike along Hermit Trail.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 6th (Sun), examine the collection at National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, then stroll through Mineral Belt Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Montgomery Reservoir, and finally mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn & Spa, contemplate the waterfront views at Cottonwood Lake, then experience rural life at Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy, then stroll around Buena Vista River Park, and finally sample the fine beverages at Deerhammer Distillery.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Buena Vista by car takes about 9.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Santa Fe

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 8th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Santa Fe Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, then explore the galleries of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, then stroll the grounds of Santa Fe National Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Santa Fe vacation maker.

Getting from Buena Vista to Santa Fe by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Buena Vista in September, with highs in Santa Fe at 80°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.