32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  5​h
2
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  7​h 45​min
3
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  13​h 15​min
5
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h
8
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: London

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 The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New York City travel route planner .

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in August, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get outdoors at Cades Cove and Clingmans Dome. Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Tennessee Homemade Wines. Venture out of the city with trips to Zipline (in Hartford) and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and catch some excitement at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gatlinburg route planning app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from New York City to Gatlinburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. August in Gatlinburg sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Hartford
Highlights from your plan
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. Visiting Bell Rock and Wupatki National Monument will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Sedona to Flagstaff to see Walnut Canyon National Monument about 1h 05 min away. There's more to do: cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sedona trip builder site .

Getting from Gatlinburg to Sedona by combination of taxi and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Gatlinburg to Sedona. In August in Sedona, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flagstaff
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

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.
Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bright Angel Trail and Inner Canyon. There's still lots to do: trek along North Kaibab Trail and get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sedona in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Mauna Kea. Visiting Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) and Saddle Road will get you outdoors. Step out of Kailua-Kona with an excursion to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park in Honaunau--about 44 minutes away. It doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Kailua-Kona takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Kailua-Kona, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kailua-Kona, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zipline and Parasailing & Paragliding. Get in touch with nature at Wailea Beach and Kapalua Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Makena Beach (in Wailea) and Kamaole Beach Park II (in Kihei). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, and wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lahaina vacation planner .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Kamaole Beach Park II, Parasailing & Paragliding, Kapalua Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kamaole Beach Park II ©
Kamaole Beach Park II
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lanikai Beach and Swim with Dolphins. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shark Diving and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Kailua to see Kailua Beach Park about 32 minutes away. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daytime highs in Honolulu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kailua, Shark Diving, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. Bodie State Historic Park and Yosemite Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, trek along Panorama Trail, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and get great views at Washburn Point.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Yosemite National Park is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park

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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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Old Faithful and Lamar Valley. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point, and explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park holiday builder app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 18°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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