57 days in Continental USA Itinerary

57 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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57 days in Continental USA Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 8 nights
taxi + Fly + subway:  6​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
taxi + bus + Fly:  13​h 30​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
New York City
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 15​min
New Delhi

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial, admire the majestic nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manoa Falls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu online route planner .

New Delhi, India to Honolulu is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -15 hour difference. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Honolulu, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Lanikai Beach, Makapu'u Point
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

8
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 Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, cruise along Point Imperial Drive, explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, and trek along Hermit Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In December, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder than Honolulu - with highs of 7°C and lows of -11°C. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, and try to win big at The Venetian.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour itinerary 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 changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park
Valley of Fire State Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

7
days
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Mammoth Hot Springs. Change things up with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park (about 1h 25 min away). On the 27th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, hike along Artist Point, and identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, things will get much colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around -5°C and lows about -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

6
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 Muir Woods National Monument. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January, things will get warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

7
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.
Visiting Glacier Point and El Capitan will get you outdoors. On the 10th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's much more to do: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, and explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip planning website .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 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 little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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

6
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 in touch with nature at Mount LeConte and Charlies Bunion. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, and steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 13.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Great Smoky Mountains National Park when traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sugarlands Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops ©
Chimney Tops
Alum Cave Trail ©
Alum Cave Trail

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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New York City road trip planning site .

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In January, New York City is slightly colder than Great Smoky Mountains National Park - with highs of 5°C and lows of -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (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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