33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Honolulu
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Train
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New York City
— 7 nights
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Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 7 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Honolulu

— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace and then stroll through Waikiki Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and then browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu attractions planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Honolulu is minus 20 hours. December in Honolulu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
On the 26th (Thu), stroll through Alki Beach, wander the streets of Pioneer Square, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of West Point Lighthouse, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Seattle in 8.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Seattle due to the time zone difference. In December, Seattle is cooler than Honolulu - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then contemplate the long history of Fort Yellowstone Historic District. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Observation Point Trail and then stop by Fishing Bridge General Store.

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

You can fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in December, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between -5°C and -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile, then walk around Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chicago tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago is 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, expect nights in Chicago to be much warmer, around -3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Parks

Washington DC

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): hunt for treasures at Eastern Market, appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Washington DC vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in January, with highs in Washington DC at 7°C and lows at -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

New York City

— 7 nights

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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.for some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get great views at Top of the Rock, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the New York City travel planner.

Take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, New York City is slightly colder at night with lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Miami Beach

— 3 nights

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue. Visit South Beach and 12th Street Beach for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Art Deco Historic District, take in the waterfront at South Pointe Park, appreciate the history behind Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ocean Drive.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Miami Beach trip maker site.

You can fly from New York City to Miami Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in January, things will get much hotter in Miami Beach: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Beaches

Las Vegas

— 7 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
For shopping fun, head to The Strip or The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Overton (Valley of Fire State Park & Atlatl Rock) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Miami Beach to Las Vegas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami Beach to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Miami Beach in January, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, then don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, and then cruise along Tioga Pass. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then stop by Yosemite Museum Gallery, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park vacation app.

Drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -12°C, while days are little chillier, around 7°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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.