21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Accra
Fly + Drive:  22​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  12​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Accra

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City travel itinerary creator.

Accra, Ghana to New York City is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Accra to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Accra in December, expect New York City to be colder, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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 ©

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass and then stop by The Elliott Bay Book Company. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then browse the range of quality goods at NORDSTROM, and finally take a stroll through Pioneer Square.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Seattle takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

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

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Alcatraz Island and Ghirardelli Square. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
On the 24th (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument and then immerse yourself in nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach Park and then stroll through Kailua Beach Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu tour planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Honolulu by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in Honolulu reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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.
Head to Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studiofor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. On the 29th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through North Kaibab Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Honolulu to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Honolulu in December, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 7°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then get to know the fascinating history of The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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