55 days in United States Itinerary

55 days in United States Itinerary

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55 days in United States Itinerary

Edinburgh
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Wailea, Maui
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  4​h 15​min
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
+3
bus + tram + Fly + bus:  6​h
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Edinburgh

3
days
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. Do your shopping at Elliott Bay Book Company and Pacific Place. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, explore the wide array of goods at Nordstrom, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle driving holiday planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Seattle. Traveling from Edinburgh in November, Seattle is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

#Shopping, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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

5
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. Relax by the water at Kailua Beach Park and Waikiki Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park), Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Banzai Pipeline (in Pupukea). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, immerse yourself in nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapiolani Regional Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Honolulu takes 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Seattle in November, things will get warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Wailea.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Banzai Pipeline
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

4
days
Wailea, Maui

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Wailea Beach and Ka'anapali Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Wailea: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Napili Beach (in Lahaina) and Kapalua (Kapalua Beach & D.T. Fleming Beach Park). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ulua Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Keawakapu Beach.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Wailea online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Wailea takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. In November, daily temperatures in Wailea can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Wailea

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Lahaina, Kapalua, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

6
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Cabrillo Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Griffith Observatory. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica (Montana Avenue, Bergamot Station, & more), Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Wailea to Los Angeles in 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Wailea to Los Angeles is 2 hours. Traveling from Wailea in November, things will get a bit cooler in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

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

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.
Head to Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studiofor plenty of shopping. On the 9th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along North Kaibab Trail, get great views at Grandview Point, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, temps between 7°C and -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace

5
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.
Head to The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetianfor some retail therapy. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Casino at the MGM Grand, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and look for gifts at Barneys New York.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Fun & Games, #Casinos, #Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

6
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Union Square or City Lights Booksellers. Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Oxbow Public Market (in Napa), B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville) and St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of The Castro, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

St. Helena, Oxbow Public Market, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

5
days
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
For shopping fun, head to Royal Street or Louisiana Music Factory. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like French Quarter and Garden District. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, and see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans itinerary builder app .

Fly from San Francisco to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
days
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall, buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and finally kick back and relax at South Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Collins Avenue, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Haulover Beach Park.

For photos and tourist information, read Miami Beach day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight, tram, and bus from New Orleans to Miami Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Miami Beach, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in December, you will find days in Miami Beach are much hotter (31°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami Beach

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Haulover Beach Park, Aventura Mall, Bayside Marketplace
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

7
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or 92nd Street Y Tisch Center for the Arts. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New York City online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, tram, and flight from Miami Beach to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Miami Beach in January; daily highs in New York City reach 5°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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