26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
5
Key West
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h
6
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and de Young Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like California Academy of Sciences and Ghirardelli Square. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder app .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to San Francisco. In March, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to North Dome and Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. It doesn't end there: stop by Yosemite Museum Gallery and explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
North Dome ©
North Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

1
night
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 8th (Mon), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planning app .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 9 hours. In April, Las Vegas is much hotter than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 80°F and lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Canyon Village Marketplace. Appreciate the collections at Kolb Studio and Yavapai Geology Museum. On the 12th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: trek along Rim Trail, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park attractions planning tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 62°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Key West.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery. On your second day here, cast your line with a fishing tour and then explore the gorgeous colors at Western Dry Rocks.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Key West trip planning site .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Key West by combination of bus and flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Key West, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April; daily highs in Key West reach 83°F and lows reach 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

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

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Key West in April, expect New York City to be much colder, temps between 61°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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

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.
Bring the kids along to Elephant Back Mountain and Beryl Spring. Get in touch with nature at Monument Geyser Basin and Fishing Bridge General Store. Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Aurum Geyser, trek along Osprey Falls Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yellowstone National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 42°F by day to 17°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April: highs in Seattle hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Honolulu takes 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in April, with highs in Honolulu at 83°F and lows at 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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