30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Miami
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Key Largo
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
8
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Lisbon

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): wander the streets of Lincoln Road. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Collins Avenue, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and then kick back and relax at South Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami driving holiday planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Miami is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in April, things will get a bit warmer in Miami: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Ocean Drive ©
Ocean Drive

1
night
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the gorgeous colors at Grecian Rocks, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then explore and take pictures at USCG Duane.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Key Largo trip planning tool .

Drive from Miami to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Key Largo sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grecian Rocks ©
Grecian Rocks

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Grand Teton and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Back Mountain, get answers to all your questions at Old Faithful Visitor Education Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, and take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Key Largo to Yellowstone National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Key Largo to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Key Largo in April, things will get colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 6°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mono Lake County Park and Yosemite Falls. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Spend the 13th (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, snap pictures at Pohono Bridge, and trek along Panorama Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April, things will get a bit warmer in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 17°C and lows about -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Mono Lake County Park
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Fishing Charters & Tours
Mono Lake County Park ©
Mono Lake County Park

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, identify plant and animal life at Sulphur Creek Nature Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Sulphur Creek Nature Center, Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park ©
Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park

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 17th (Wed), get your game on at Dig This and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. On your second day here, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip website .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in April: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 31°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

6
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 off the beaten path and head to Hermit Trail and Pipe Creek Vista. When in Grand Canyon National Park, make a side trip to see Dinosaur Tracks in Tuba City, approximately 1h 15 min away. On the 19th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, contemplate the long history of Navajo Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 19°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Dinosaur Tracks, Hermit Trail
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Angry Orchard. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Wired Gallery (in High Falls), The Original Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Store (in Lavallette) and Sam's Point Preserve (in Cragsmoor). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Times Square, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, look for all kinds of wild species at Black Creek Preserve, and take in the exciting artwork at The Shawnee Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New York City road trip tool .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 8°C in New York City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Wired Gallery, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Black Creek Preserve, Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, Sam's Point Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Times Square ©
Times Square

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