42 days in Continental USA Itinerary

42 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Start: Richmond
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  5 h 45 min
1
Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Page
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Sedona
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  11 h 15 min
5
Lahaina, Maui
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
6
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  16 h 15 min
7
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
8
Key West
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
St. Augustine, Florida
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
End: Richmond

4
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Step out of Gatlinburg with an excursion to River Rafting & Tubing in Hartford--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Blue Ridge Pkwy, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take in nature's colorful creations at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Gatlinburg trip simple and quick.

Richmond to Gatlinburg is an approximately 6- hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. May in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Adventure Parks

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Blue Ridge Pkwy, River Rafting & Tubing
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River Rafting & Tubing
Blue Ridge Pkwy ©
Blue Ridge Pkwy
Parrot Mountain & Gardens ©
Parrot Mountain & Gardens

3
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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Hoover Dam Bypass, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip planning site.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Gatlinburg in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 103°F and lows about 77°F. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Gun Garage ©
Gun Garage
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Page is known for nature, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon, stroll through Horseshoe Bend, explore the striking landscape at Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Page trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Page takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Page due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in June; daily highs in Page reach 96°F and lows reach 69°F. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos
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Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos ©
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 10th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sedona trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Page to Sedona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Spas & Wellness
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

5
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lahaina Front Street and Maria Lanakila Catholic Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahaina: Helicopter Tours (in Kahului), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Glass Mango Designs, stroll through Ka'anapali Beach, and stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahaina holiday maker website.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Sedona to Lahaina takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. While traveling from Sedona, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Lahaina, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Helicopter Tours, Scuba & Snorkeling, Haleakala Crater
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Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Helicopter Tours
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hula Daddy Kona Coffee and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean Rider Inc, look for gifts at The Cindy Coats Gallery, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kailua-Kona trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hula Daddy Kona Coffee ©
Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
Ocean Rider Inc ©
Ocean Rider Inc

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin Research Center and Bahia Honda State Park. Step out of Marathon to go to Islamorada and see Fishing Charters & Tours, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Marathon trip builder app.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Marathon by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 16.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Kailua-Kona to Marathon. In June, daytime highs in Marathon are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Seven Mile Bridge ©
Seven Mile Bridge

5
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 Kayaking & Canoeing. Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Fort Zachary Taylor, take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway, cast your line with a fishing tour, and contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Key West online trip maker.

Take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

4
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Middleton Place. There's still lots to do: stroll around Joe Riley Waterfront Park, don't miss a visit to Charleston City Market, steep yourself in history at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, and go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip planner.

Getting from Key West to Charleston by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Key West in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Charleston, with lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Historic Sites Tours
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Joe Riley Waterfront Park ©
Joe Riley Waterfront Park
Walking tours
Middleton Place ©
Middleton Place

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 3rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, stroll around Forsyth Park, then wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, and finally make a trip to Historic River Street. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Pulaski National Monument, and then kick back and relax at Tybee Island Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Savannah attractions planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Savannah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Tybee Island
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Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Walking tours
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument

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St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine ©
St. Explore hidden gems such as St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and Beach at Daytona Beach. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Fort Matanzas National Monument. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, make a trip to St. George Street, enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the St. Augustine journey builder website.

Getting from Savannah to St. Augustine by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in St. Augustine, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Beach at Daytona Beach
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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park ©
Fort Matanzas National Monument ©
Fort Matanzas National Monument

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