56 days in Continental USA Itinerary

56 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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56 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Hyderabad
Fly:  22​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
New York City
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 30​min
Hyderabad

6
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get great views at Twin Peaks, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning app .

Hyderabad, India to San Francisco is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Hyderabad to San Francisco. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Hyderabad in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

6
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 6th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and stroll through May Lake Trailhead.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary 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. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of -12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, explore and take pictures at STAPLES Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in January; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and take a tour of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu online route builder .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Honolulu is somewhat warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Makapu'u Point
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

7
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.
On the 26th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, take some stellar pictures from Pima Point, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in January, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, temps between 7°C and -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Venetian ©
The Venetian
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

6
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Washington DC vacation maker app .

Fly from Las Vegas to Washington DC in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in February, things will get slightly colder in Washington DC: highs are around 10°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
The White House ©
The White House
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for New York City using our trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Bridge
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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