18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
5
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
7
New Orleans
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Miami
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
11
Key West
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h
12
New York City
— 2 nights
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park road trip site .

New York City to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 53°F by day to 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Lehardy's Rapids ©
Lehardy's Rapids

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then look for all kinds of wild species at McGurk Meadow, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 65°F and lows at 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
McGurk Meadow ©
McGurk Meadow
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Twin Peaks.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Filbert Steps ©
Filbert Steps

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial, then take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu driving holiday planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In May, Honolulu is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial

2
nights
Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Powell. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, contemplate the long history of Old Cliff Dwellers Lodge (Blanche Russell Rock House), then explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Page road trip planning app .

Getting from Honolulu to Page by flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in May; daily highs in Page reach 79°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Old Cliff Dwellers Lodge (Blanche Russell Rock House)
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

1
day
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.
Mather Point has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Grand Canyon National Park is 3 hours. While traveling from Honolulu, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read New Orleans online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans is 1 hour. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

1
day
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 14th (Tue), get a taste of local nightlife at Art Deco Tours, buy something for everyone on your list at Lincoln Road, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace.

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You can fly from New Orleans to Miami in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Miami, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in May: highs in Miami hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach

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night
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
On the 15th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then stop by florida keys key lime products, and finally explore and take pictures at Spiegel Grove.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Key Largo day trip planning website .

You can drive from Miami to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Key Largo, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Spiegel Grove ©
Spiegel Grove
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Marathon driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in May, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Key West planning tool .

Getting from Marathon to Key West by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, stroll around The High Line, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Key West in May, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in New York City: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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