29 days in Continental USA Itinerary

29 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA route planner

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 3 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at New York Public Library and 9/11 Memorial. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your New York City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Portrait Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Arlington National Cemetery and The National Archives Museum. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, see the interesting displays at International Spy Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. August in Washington DC sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Loop Road. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, and contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Washington DC in August, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Yosemite National Park

— 5 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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Vernal Fall will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Yosemite Falls. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take a stroll through Chinatown, get curious at Exploratorium, and then shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Neighborhoods

Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 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.
You'll explore and learn at Iolani Palace and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. We've included these beaches for you: Lanikai Beach and Ko Olina Lagoons. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Shark Diving (in Haleiwa). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Koko Crater Railway Trail, make a trip to Battleship Missouri Memorial, stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu trip builder site.

Fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 4 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Haleakala Crater and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Get in touch with nature at Zipline and Kapalua Beach. Take a break from Lahaina with a short trip to Wailea Beach in Wailea, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, kick back and relax at Napili Beach, wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, and stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lahaina vacation planning app.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 4 hours. September in Lahaina sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips