32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
1
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Auckland

2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Nature Center at Happy Isles. On the 12th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, stroll through Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip maker tool .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland Central to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland Central in December, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. City Lights Booksellers and Twin Peaks will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, look for gifts at Rainbow Grocery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planning site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

3
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.
Get outdoors at Hayden Valley and Lamar Valley. Spend the 20th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Back Mountain, look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and trek along Monument Geyser Basin.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at -5°C and lows at -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fifth Avenue and American Museum of Natural History. Head to Tiffany & Co. and Shopping Girlfriend NYCfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, go for a walk through Central Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with SoHo.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City vacation planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. In December, New York City is much hotter than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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.
Shop till you drop at Aventura Mall and Lincoln Road. Step out of the city life by going to Shark Valley and Anhinga Trail. Go for a jaunt from Miami to Everglades National Park to see Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Haulover Beach Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Miami day trip website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and tram from New York City to Miami in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get much warmer in Miami: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Haulover Beach Park, Lincoln Road, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail ©
Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, stop by Verkamp's Curios, and explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of tram, flight, and bus from Miami to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Miami to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Miami in December, things will get much colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 8°C and lows about -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough 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
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, look for gifts at Rick's Restorations, browse the different shops at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

Make your Las Vegas itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, then look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then get to know the fascinating history of Pioneer Square, then stop by Chukar Cherries, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Nordstrom.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Seattle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
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.
Visiting Kailua Beach Park and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Waimea Bay in Haleiwa, approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial and enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Honolulu takes 8 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in January, with highs in Honolulu at 32°C and lows at 22°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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