24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Miami, Florida
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h
3
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  11 h
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 45 min
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
9
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Helsinki

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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.for some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New York City online day trip planner .

Helsinki, Finland to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in New York City at 10°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Shopping
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 ©
American Museum of Natural History

1
day
Miami, Florida

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 30th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, then kick back and relax at South Beach, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and finally deepen your understanding at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and tram from New York City to Miami in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get much warmer in Miami: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans holiday site .

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Miami to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to New Orleans. When traveling from Miami in December, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
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.
Do your shopping at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Pima Point. Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail and take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner .

Getting from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 7°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

3
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.
The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Head to The Strip and Barneys New Yorkfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

1
night
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 7th (Mon), examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and then stroll through Kailua Beach Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Honolulu vacation planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Honolulu in 9 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in January; daily highs in Honolulu reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kapiolani Regional Park ©
Kapiolani Regional Park

2
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.
Shop till you drop at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Montana Avenue. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Change things up with a short trip to Bergamot Station in Santa Monica (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Honolulu in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

2
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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Taft Point will get you outdoors. On the 13th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, make a trip to Valley View, hike along Four Mile Trail, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip planning site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Yosemite National Park to be colder, temps between 7°C and -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. Do some cultural sightseeing at Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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