31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  16​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Sydney

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Do your shopping at City Lights Booksellers & Publishers and Ferry Building Marketplace. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Union Square, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and kick back and relax at Baker Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco travel route website .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Shopping, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
days
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.
On the 17th (Thu), hike along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Capitan. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park holiday planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

3
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bergamot Station and Amoeba Music. Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Hermosa Beach Pier for some beach relaxation. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Montana Avenue in Santa Monica--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Will Rogers State Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Beach, and see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

2
days
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 23rd (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool, and then identify plant and animal life at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego and then kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego tour planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then shop like a local with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): look for gifts at Barneys New York, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

Make your Las Vegas itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Shopping, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©

3
days
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.
Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Canyon Village Marketplace will get you outdoors. On the 28th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Moran Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Roaring Fork and Quiet Walkways. Visit Walker Sisters' Cabin and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, stroll through Chimney Tops, take in the dramatic scenery at Spruce Flats Falls, and trek along Alum Cave Trail.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel route app .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops ©
Chimney Tops

2
days
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art. On the next day, examine the collection at National Archives Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Washington DC sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

3
days
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and Economy Candy. There's still lots to do: stroll through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the New York City online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

1
day
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 9th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, explore the wide array of goods at NORDSTROM, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally stop by The Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seattle day trip planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Seattle in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

2
days
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
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 11th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kailua Beach Park, and then stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapiolani Regional Park and then kick back and relax at Waimea Bay.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Honolulu takes 8 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In June, Honolulu is a bit warmer than Seattle - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua Beach Park, Waimea Bay
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Waimea Bay ©
Waimea Bay

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