24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Key West
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  13​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  9​h
9
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h
End: Tampa, Florida

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then don't miss a visit to Truman Little White House, and finally take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Key West tour planner .

Tampa to Key West is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Tampa in May, Key West is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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.
Get in touch with nature at Rim Trail and Kolb Studio. On the 6th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and look for gifts at Lookout Studio.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Key West to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Key West to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Key West in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, admire the masterpieces at Hammer Museum, then don't miss a visit to Montana Avenue, and finally make a trip to Third Street Promenade.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip website .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Sentinel Dome. You'll explore and learn at Ansel Adams Gallery and Yosemite Museum Gallery. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel, and trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Fishing Charters & Tours. For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Ferry Building Marketplace. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and then pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 84°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

1
night
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 19th (Sun), take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally kick back and relax at Alki Beach.

Plan my day in Seattle using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Seattle takes 8 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in May, expect Seattle to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, hike along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): stop by Fishing Bridge General Store, then explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to 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. When traveling from Seattle in May, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 53°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Step out of the city life by going to Bronx Zoo and Speed Boats Tours. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Times Square, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and take a stroll through Fifth Avenue.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip maker tool .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to New York City by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May: highs in New York City hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 55°F. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
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

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