34 days in United States & Puerto Rico Itinerary

34 days in United States & Puerto Rico Itinerary

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New York City, United States
— 5 nights
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Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 1 night
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El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
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Rincon, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
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Washington DC, United States
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 5 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, United States
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Los Angeles, United States
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New York City, United States

— 5 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City journey planner.

Milan, Italy to New York City is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to New York City is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Milan in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Culebra, Puerto Rico

— 1 night

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then stroll through Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Museo Historico de Culebra, then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach, and then head off the coast to Culebrita Island.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Culebra trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Culebra in 9 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Culebra reach 37°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) and then delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, enjoy the sand and surf at Luquillo Beach, and then look for gifts at Monkey Threads.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. September in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rincon.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Rincon, Puerto Rico

— 2 nights

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro Punta Higueras, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Beach and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rincon trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from El Yunque National Forest to Rincon in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of shuttle and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Washington DC, United States

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg (about 1h 40 min away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and browse the collection at Library of Congress.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC itinerary builder app.

Getting from Rincon to Washington DC by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rincon to Washington DC. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rincon in September; daily highs in Washington DC reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park, United States

— 5 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.
Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, admire all the interesting features of Lamar Valley, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Francisco, United States

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, wander the streets of SoMa, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Honolulu, United States

— 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.
Step out of Honolulu with an excursion to Kailua Beach Park in Kailua--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, steep yourself in history at Battleship Missouri Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 8 hours. Traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get a bit warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Angeles, United States

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in October, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.