58 days in Continental USA Itinerary

58 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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58 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Perugia
train + Fly:  27​h
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h
Perugia

5
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 8th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles holiday website

Perugia, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Perugia to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Perugia in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nature

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
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 13th (Wed), 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, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip builder app

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. In December, Yosemite National Park is colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 7°C and lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

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

5
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: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, stroll through Crissy Field, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip builder

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Honolulu.

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

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 out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park, immerse yourself in nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and cruise along Makapu'u Point.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary planner

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 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. In December, Honolulu is warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 30th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through Rim Trail, get great views at Hopi Point, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip tool

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 3 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in December, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 7°C and -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) 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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, shop like a local with The Strip, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas 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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for nature, trails, wildlife, scenic drive, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, steep yourself in history at Little Greenbrier School, trek along Charlies Bunion, and get outside with The Sinks.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel planning site

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: high temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park hover around 10°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Sugarlands Distilling Company
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road
Walker Sisters' Cabin ©
Walker Sisters' Cabin

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art, admire the striking features of Grand central terminal, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planning tool

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. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in January, things will get little chillier in New York City: highs are around 5°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

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

4
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: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online route builder

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in January, Washington DC is a bit warmer at night with lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Pentagon
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

6
days
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Step out of Orlando with an excursion to Stetson Mansion in DeLand--about 1 hour away. Pack the 26th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. And it doesn't end there: make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks, get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, and make a splash at Discovery Cove.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Orlando trip planner

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in January, with highs in Orlando at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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