25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  18​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  3​h
5
Hanalei, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 15​min
6
Wailea, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
7
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Rome


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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, get curious at Exploratorium, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco route planning tool .

Rome, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Rome in August, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Beaches

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Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
City Lights Booksellers ©
City Lights Booksellers

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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.
Visiting Bodie State Historic Park and Glacier Point will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yosemite Falls and Olmsted Point. Go for a jaunt from Yosemite National Park to Lee Vining to see Mono Lake County Park about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Mono Lake County Park
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Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Trinidad State Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Trinidad Art Gallery, then enjoy the sea views from Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, and finally learn about winemaking at Moonstone Crossing Winery Tasting Room.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Redwood National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Redwood National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in Redwood National Park, with highs around 20°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Trinidad
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach
Trinidad Art Gallery ©
Trinidad Art Gallery

1
day
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 15th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Iolani Palace, stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, then see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and finally stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Redwood National Park to Honolulu. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Redwood National Park to Honolulu. Traveling from Redwood National Park in August, expect Honolulu to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Museums
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Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park ©

3
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Hanalei Beach and Na Pali Coast State Park. Visit Poipu Beach Park and Tunnels Beach for some beach relaxation. When in Hanalei, make a side trip to see Spouting Horn in Poipu, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: hike along Kalalau Trail, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stop by Ching Young Village Shopping Center.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hanalei sightseeing planning website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Hanalei in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hanalei are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Wailea.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu, Kauai, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Tunnels Beach ©
Tunnels Beach
Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

3
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Wailea, Maui

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lahaina Front Street and Maui On Metal. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wailea Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wailea: Napili Beach (in Lahaina) and Zipline (in Ka'anapali). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and look for gifts at Tutu's Pantry.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Wailea online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Wailea takes 2.5 hours. August in Wailea sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Wailea

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Kihei
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Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at The Getty Center, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove. Keep things going the next day: stop by Hollywood & Highland, wander the streets of Montana Avenue, then stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, and finally stop by Amoeba Music.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Wailea to Los Angeles by combination of taxi and flight takes about 8 hours. Traveling from Wailea to Los Angeles, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wailea in August, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Montana Avenue
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Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, then go deep underground at Eureka Mine, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park day trip website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

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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.
Shop till you drop at Canyon Village Marketplace and Hopi House. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim and hike along Rim Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park journey maker site .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yellowstone Lake and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get outdoors at Grand Prismatic Spring and Uncle Tom's Trail. The adventure continues: hike along Artist Point, ponder the design of Fountain Paint Pot, stop by Fishing Bridge General Store, and take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring