21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
End: Boston

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. There's lots more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planning tool .

Boston to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Boston in June since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and City Lights Booksellers. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). There's more to do: explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu day trip tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 86°F and lows about 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

1
day
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Seattle vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Honolulu to Seattle in 8 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to Seattle, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in June; daily highs in Seattle reach 74°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Hayden Valley and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, hike along Artist Point, and identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in June, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (66°F), and nights are much colder (34°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Wed), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip tool .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Washington DC by combination of car and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). 9/11 Memorial and Times Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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