21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  7​h
1
Seattle
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
8
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Detroit

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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 13th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Seattle road trip planning website .

Detroit to Seattle is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Detroit to Seattle, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Detroit in April since evenings lows in Seattle dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Glasshouse Studio ©
Glasshouse Studio

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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 14th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, then take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then explore the galleries of USS Arizona Memorial. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Honolulu visit planner.

Getting from Seattle to Honolulu by flight takes about 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Seattle in April, things will get warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 83°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ghirardelli Squarefor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder tool .

You can fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco. Traveling from Honolulu in April, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (67°F), and nights are colder (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Mono Pass Trail, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and look for all kinds of wild species at North Dome.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip site .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 28°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

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nights
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much hotter, around 56°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for gifts at Barneys New York, then browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then shop like a local with The Strip, and finally make a trip to Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. On the 27th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, cruise along East Rim Drive, get great views at Moran Point, and head outdoors with Shoshone Point.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New York City tour itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 45°F in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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