29 days in Continental USA Itinerary

29 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA travel route planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Kona
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
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Kihei, Maui
— 5 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 20th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island and then stop by Fisherman's Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Lincoln Park, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then sample the tasty concoctions at Anchor Brewing Company, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker app.

Hobart, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and McGurk Meadow. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, play a few rounds at Big Trees Golf Course, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park sightseeing site.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 14°C, while nights are colder with lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November: highs in Las Vegas hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Lipan Point will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: stroll through Rim Trail, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 14°C by day to -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 3 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
We've included these beaches for you: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Mauna Kea Beach. Get outdoors at Swim with Dolphins and Anaehoomalu. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Kona Cloud Forest, enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, and tee off at Mauna Lani Resort .

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Kailua-Kona takes 13.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December: high temperatures in Kailua-Kona hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kihei, Maui

— 5 nights
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Haleakala Crater. We've included these beaches for you: Wailea Beach and Maluaka Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kihei side-trips: Kapalua (Kapalua Resort, D.T. Fleming Park, &more) and Lahaina (Napili Beach & Lahaina Banyan Court). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Ulua Beach, stroll through Makena Beach, and get some jogging in at Wailea Beach Path.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kihei road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Kihei takes 5.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 5 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.
Get outdoors at Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument. Visit Kailua Beach Park and Ehukai Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Pupukea Beach Park). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, see the vivid underwater world at Pele's Chair, kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park, and steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Honolulu trip maker website.

You can fly from Kihei to Honolulu in 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Honolulu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips