24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Cody, Drive to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly to Merced, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Orlando

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 3 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

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.
Family-friendly places like Chimneys Picnic Area and Mount LeConte will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork and Newfound Gap Road. There's still lots to do: hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alum Cave Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Clingmans Dome, and cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Orlando to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a bit cooler than Orlando - with highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Fountain Paint Pot and Hayden Valley. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Aurum Geyser, take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, and stroll through Natural Bridge Trail.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park holiday maker.

Fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in May, expect Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, temps between 53°F and 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 4 — 9:

Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Diamond Head State Monument and Waikiki Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Sunset Beach Park and Lanikai Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Valley & Waimea Bay), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Honolulu online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Honolulu in 11 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, expect Honolulu to be warmer, temps between 84°F and 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 13:

Yosemite National Park

— 5 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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. Family-friendly places like Vernal Fall and May Lake Trailhead will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: hike along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, admire the engineering at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, stroll around Merced Grove, and explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park itinerary website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park is 2 hours. When traveling from Honolulu in May, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 65°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay May 14 — 19:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and North Kaibab Trail. Bring the kids along to Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at North Rim Visitor Center, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay May 19 — 24:

United States travel guide

4.5
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.