32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Merced, Fly to Honolulu
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Train
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New York City
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and wander the streets of SoMa.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker site.

Kavala, Greece to San Francisco is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Kavala to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Tioga Pass will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: hike along Panorama Trail, stroll through Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, take a memorable tour with YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

5
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Honolulu, Oahu

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Let the collections at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and Iolani Palace capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Haleiwa Beach Park, Sunset Beach Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Honolulu in 13.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Yosemite National Park to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October; daily highs in Honolulu reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Las Vegas.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): look for gifts at Barneys New York, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In October, Las Vegas is little chillier than Honolulu - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

5
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. On the 2nd (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, get great views at Hopi Point, and trot along with Canyon Trail Rides.

Plan trip to Grand Canyon National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Step out of the city life by going to Roaring Fork and Newfound Gap Road. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove, admire the sheer force of Meigs Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and hike along Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, expect Great Smoky Mountains National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 18°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

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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.
National Air and Space Museum and The National Archives Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery of Art and National Museum of American History. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

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Traveling by flight from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

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New York City

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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.