38 days in Continental USA Itinerary

38 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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38 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Appleton
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + taxi:  13​h
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
Appleton

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to The Strip or Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Appreciate the collections at The Mob Museum and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes, and look for gifts at Barneys New York.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas online trip itinerary maker

Appleton to Las Vegas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Appleton to Las Vegas. When traveling from Appleton in May, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Fun & Games Casinos
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

6
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.
For shopping fun, head to Canyon Village Marketplace or Lookout Studio. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, trek along North Kaibab Trail, cruise along East Rim Drive, and get great views at Grandview Point.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online road trip planner

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (69°F), and nights are much colder (32°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite 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

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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, and trek along Panorama Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park visit planner

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. In May in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Baker Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like City Lights Booksellers & Publishers and Twin Peaks. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park.

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Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kailua Beach Park and Waimea Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Laie to see Polynesian Cultural Center about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu tour itinerary site

Fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 86°F and lows about 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

5
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Gateway National Recreation and Fire Island National Seashore. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Bronx Zoo in Bronx--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary builder app

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to New York City takes 13.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in June; daily highs in New York City reach 80°F and lows reach 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Fire Island National Seashore, Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Gateway National Recreation ©
Gateway National Recreation
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

4
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.
Get outdoors at Roaring Fork and Cades Cove. Walker Sisters' Cabin and Titanic Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Great Smoky Mountains National Park: The Old Mill (in Pigeon Forge) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and hike along Chimney Tops.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary planning site

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in June, expect nights in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to be about the same, around 66°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, River Rafting & Tubing
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Union Station as well as Ford's Theatre. On the 24th (Sun), admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ford's Theatre. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, then explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and finally get from place to place with Union Station.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC driving holiday planner

Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns

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