23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
6
Miami
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
12
Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
13
New York City
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
14
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: New York City

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Mather Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker website .

San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 64°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in May, with highs in San Francisco at 69°F and lows at 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): kick back and relax at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then shop like a local with Ansel Adams Gallery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

Plan a Yosemite National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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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 21st (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, catch a live performance at Third Street Promenade, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: highs in Los Angeles hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then kick back and relax at South Beach, and finally make a trip to Bayside Marketplace.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Miami travel route builder app .

Fly from Los Angeles to Miami in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Miami, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, things will get a bit warmer in Miami: highs are around 87°F and lows about 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): view the masterpieces at The Rain Barrel Artisan Village, then take in the exciting artwork at Lobster Trap Art Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Anne's Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Indian Key State Historic Site. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then shop like a local with Old Road Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Islamorada day trip app .

Traveling by car from Miami to Islamorada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Islamorada, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Anne's Beach ©
Anne's Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Plan trip to Marathon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Marathon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Marathon sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fishing Charters & Tours

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nights
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 27th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Papa's Pilar Rum Distillery, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and finally take in the exciting artwork at KEPart Studio-Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Key West trip itinerary app .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Mall at Millenia, then get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando, and finally make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Discovery Cove.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 69°F in Orlando. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

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St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and then kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Wild Reserve, then examine the collection at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, and finally stop by Market to Market.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Orlando to St. Augustine in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Orlando in May, plan for little chillier days in St. Augustine, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get curious at Carolina Raptor Center, then get some fabulous bargains at Concord Mills Mall, then see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Catholic Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Charlotte day trip tool .

You can fly from St. Augustine to Charlotte in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Augustine in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 67°F in Charlotte. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums Nightlife Shopping

Side Trips

Carolina Raptor Center, Concord Mills Mall
Highlights from your plan
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Carolina Raptor Center ©
Carolina Raptor Center
Concord Mills Mall ©
Concord Mills Mall

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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.
On the 3rd (Mon), appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then take a stroll through Times Square, and finally make a trip to Fifth Avenue.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read New York City itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Charlotte to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Charlotte in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Times Square ©
Times Square

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then try your luck at Seneca Niagara Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory Basilica, then brush up on your military savvy at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, and finally revel in the low prices at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls online tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in June since evenings lows in Niagara Falls dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Casinos Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Buffalo, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

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