32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Erbil
Fly:  34​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
8
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
9
Key West
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
10
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Erbil

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night
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip planner .

Erbil, Iraq to Honolulu is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Erbil to Honolulu is minus 13 hours. Traveling from Erbil in May, you will find days in Honolulu are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco planner .

Getting from Honolulu to San Francisco by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in May, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
On the 6th (Mon), stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 30 minutes away. Pack the 10th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles route planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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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.
On the 13th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and hike along Rim Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas holiday builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and take in the awesome beauty at Elephant Back Mountain.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. In May, Yellowstone National Park is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 13°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser
Palette Spring ©
Palette Spring

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night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take a stroll through Garden District, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Jackson Square. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then make a trip to French Quarter, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to New Orleans in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New Orleans, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, you will find days in New Orleans are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are much hotter (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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day
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planning site .

Getting from New Orleans to Key West by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Key West due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New Orleans in May; daily highs in Key West reach 34°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip tool .

You can fly from Key West to Washington DC in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Key West in May; daily highs in Washington DC reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and admire all the interesting features of The High Line.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City holiday planner .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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