32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
2
Boulder
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
7
Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
9
Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
10
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
12
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
13
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Boston

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 2nd (Wed), see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Denver online visit planner .

Boston to Denver is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Denver is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Boston in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Denver, with highs around 44°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Boulder.

Things to do in Denver

Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©

1
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Boulder

Boulder ©
Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is a busy college town known for its progressive values and natural resource conservation.
On the 3rd (Thu), take a stroll around Dairy Arts Center, then look for gifts at Boulder Book Store, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Boulder day trip planning app .

Getting from Denver to Boulder by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Boulder

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Pearl Street Mall ©
Pearl Street Mall
Boulder Book Store ©
Boulder Book Store
Dairy Arts Center ©
Dairy Arts Center

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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 Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Sapphire Pool. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lamar Valley and Old Faithful. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Elephant Back Mountain.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Boulder to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Boulder in January: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 23°F and lows are around 1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Narrows and Angel's Landing. Visiting Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and Zion National Park will get you outdoors. Explore Zion National Park's surroundings by going to Springdale (Worthington Gallery & Joy Craft & Design).

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park attractions planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Zion National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January, expect Zion National Park to be much warmer, temps between 52°F and 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Springdale
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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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.
Shop till you drop at The Strip and Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Step off the beaten path and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Las Vegas Downtown. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and try to win big at Paris Las Vegas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip planner .

Getting from Zion National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In January, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Zion National Park - with highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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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 Grand Canyon National Park will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. It doesn't end there: stop by Canyon Village Marketplace.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in January, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 44°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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night
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. On the 16th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail and then Head underground at Spider Cave. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Hall of The White Giant and then get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Carlsbad takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January; daily highs in Carlsbad reach 57°F and lows reach 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Highlights from your plan
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 18th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Phoenix Zoo, and then stop by Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, then stop by Cosanti Originals, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Town Scottsdale.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix road trip site .

Explore your travel options from Carlsbad to Phoenix with the Route module. Traveling from Carlsbad in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 68°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop, Old Town Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Camelback Mountain ©
Camelback Mountain
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale

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Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): stop by The Koa Store, then admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Shipwreck Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Kauai Coffee Company, enjoy the sand and surf at Poipu Beach Park, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lihue trip app .

Fly from Phoenix to Lihue in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in January, things will get a bit warmer in Lihue: highs are around 79°F and lows about 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lihue

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu, Scuba & Snorkeling, Kauai Coffee Company
Highlights from your plan
Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls
Scuba & Snorkeling
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Take a break from the city and head to Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Saddle Road. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mauna Kea, experience rural life at Greenwell Farms, and stop by Captain Cook Trading Co..

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona vacation planner .

Fly from Lihue to Kailua-Kona in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kailua-Kona can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Wailea Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Kihei) and Helicopter Tours (in Kahului). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Baby Beach, and admire nature's extreme beauty at Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co.

To see maps and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina route planner.

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In January in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ho'okipa Beach Park, Wailea Beach, Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

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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.
Get outdoors at Kailua Beach Park and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Lanikai Beach and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, admire all the interesting features of Makapu'u Point, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and appreciate the views at Nuuanu Pali Lookout.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In January, daytime highs in Honolulu are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oahu, Kailua
Highlights from your plan
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, then make a trip to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip tool .

Getting from Honolulu to Los Angeles by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles. In February, Los Angeles is little chillier than Honolulu - with highs of 71°F and lows of 51°F. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard

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