28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 1 day
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 2 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Kids will appreciate attractions like Kailua Beach Park and Diamond Head State Monument. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and pause for some photo ops at King Kamehameha Statue.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Honolulu to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seattle

— 1 day

Emerald City

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 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

Before you visit Seattle, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Seattle takes 8 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to Seattle, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Honolulu in September, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kids will enjoy Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Mammoth Hot Springs. Step out of the city life by going to Old Faithful and Hayden Valley. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring and identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park holiday maker.

You can fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

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 historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. The adventure continues: stroll through Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and take in panoramic vistas at One World Observatory.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary site.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to New York City by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 3 nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and The National Archives Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip builder.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

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 Golden Gate Bridge. Get a sense of the local culture at Exploratorium and Grace Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Santa Rosa to see Safari West about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, stroll around Golden Gate Park, steep yourself in history at Fort Point, and stop by The Embarcadero.

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Fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Kids will enjoy Mariposa Grove and Vernal Fall. Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip builder tool.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and see the interesting displays at GRAMMY Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are much warmer (19°C). On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.