30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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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
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
— 5 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 New York Public Library. Museum-lovers will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New York City journey planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City due to the time zone difference. In August, New York City is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Arlington National Cemetery and Library of Congress. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at International Spy Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip maker website.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to 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.
Get some historical perspective at Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Black Sand Basin, trek along Monument Geyser Basin, contemplate the waterfront views at Firehole River, and look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Washington DC in August, plan for little chillier 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

Parks · Nature · 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Point and Half Dome. Take a break from the city and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and Tuolumne Meadows. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, trek along Panorama Trail, and explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary website.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time 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.
Start 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 head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): stop by Chinatown, get curious at Exploratorium, and then make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Shark Diving and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lanikai Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Change things up with a short trip to Ko Olina Lagoons in Kapolei (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Iolani Palace, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu day trip planning app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Haleakala Crater and Zipline. Visiting Napili Beach and Makena Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Lahaina side-trips: Helicopter Tours (in Kahului), Kamaole Beach Park II (in Kihei) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Beach, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach, and walk around Lahaina Banyan Court.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina trip planning site.

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

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.