26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Chicago
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Hanoi

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu road trip app .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Honolulu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Hanoi to Honolulu. In August, daytime highs in Honolulu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To find maps and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Seattle in 8 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in August, expect Seattle to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park, and stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park itinerary builder website .

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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
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.
On the 15th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, trek along Rim Trail, and make a trip to Powell Point.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Grand Canyon National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
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.
On the 18th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and then browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore and take pictures at Hoover Dam.

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

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. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, Las Vegas is warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

2
nights
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.
On the 21st (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, cruise along Virginia Cascade Drive, and admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chicago journey tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Chicago, with highs around 33°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Washington DC vacation maker website .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Chrysler Building, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the New York City route maker tool .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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