20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
foot + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Everglades City
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Monument Valley
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
5
Wawona
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  21​h 30​min
End: Brussels

3
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.
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, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and wander the streets of Times Square.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our New York City online route planner .

Brussels, Belgium to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in July, things will get somewhat warmer in New York City: highs are around 35°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Everglades City.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

1
night
Everglades City

Everglades City ©
Everglades City is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, of which it is the former county seat. On the 5th (Sun), stroll around H.P. Williams Roadside Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chokoloskee Bay, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Everglades City online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from New York City to Everglades City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Everglades City

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Chokoloskee Bay
Highlights from your plan
H.P. Williams Roadside Park ©
H.P. Williams Roadside Park
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
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 6th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Everglades City to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Everglades City to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Everglades City in July, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are colder (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley trip planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Monument Valley: highs are around 38°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

3
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Wawona is known for nature and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Half Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and stroll around Mariposa Grove.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Wawona trip itinerary tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Monument Valley to Wawona. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Monument Valley to Wawona due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monument Valley in July: highs in Wawona hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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 15th (Wed): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planner .

You can drive from Wawona to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Wawona in July, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial, then admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument, and then explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Battleship Missouri Memorial and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu tour planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. In July, Honolulu is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Waimea Bay
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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