36 days in Continental USA Itinerary

36 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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36 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Stockholm
Fly + subway:  13​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
New York City
— 8 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Stockholm

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero for their historical value. Get outdoors at Fort Funston National Park and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Change things up with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

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Stockholm, Sweden to San Francisco is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Stockholm in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Nature Center at Happy Isles. Take a break from Yosemite National Park with a short trip to Bodie State Historic Park in Bridgeport, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, play a few rounds at Wawona Golf Course, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

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Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
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Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. We've included these beaches for you: Kailua Beach Park and Waikiki Beach. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu travel route planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Honolulu takes 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in Honolulu, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork and Chimney Tops. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Walker Sisters' Cabin and Biltmore Estate. Explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Titanic Museum (in Pigeon Forge). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and admire the verdant scenery at Cades Cove.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in July, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Titanic Museum, Biltmore Estate, River Rafting & Tubing
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Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops ©
Chimney Tops

8
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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Ponquogue Beach and Fire Island National Seashore. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Jenkinson's Boardwalk (in Point Pleasant Beach), Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island, go for a walk through Central Park, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jenkinson's Boardwalk, Gateway National Recreation, Bronx Zoo, Ponquogue Beach, Fire Island National Seashore
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Ponquogue Beach ©
Ponquogue Beach
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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