34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Jackson
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Laie
— 1 night
Drive
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Honolulu
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Annenberg Space for Photography. Take a break from the city and head to Santa Monica Mountains and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Venture out of the city with trips to Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Montana Avenue, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and admire the masterpieces at Hammer Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planning website.

Cairo, Egypt to Los Angeles is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Cairo to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Escape Adventures. The Strip and The Mob Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, things will get slightly colder in Las Vegas: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bright Angel History Room and Tusayan Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 20th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: hike along South Kaibab Trail, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, listen to music at Hopi House, and examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 14°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Tours

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Visiting Hayden Valley and Lehardy's Rapids will get you outdoors. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately Grand Teton National Park away. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park itinerary maker website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 12 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

New York City

— 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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Speed Boats Tours. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and go for a walk through Central Park.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City journey builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November: high temperatures in New York City hover around 16°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Laie.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Laie

— 1 night
Laie is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the Koolauloa District on the island of Oahu in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then appreciate the history behind Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, and then make a trip to Polynesian Cultural Center. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Opana Radar Site, then kick back and relax at Turtle Bay Beach, then kick back and relax at Sunset Beach Park, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Waimea Bay.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Laie day trip planning tool.

You can fly from New York City to Laie in 16.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from New York City to Laie. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Laie reach 28°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Honolulu.

Things to do in Laie

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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 7th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and then take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, then explore the galleries of USS Arizona Memorial, and then stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu online holiday builder.

You can drive from Laie to Honolulu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Laie in December, you will find days in Honolulu are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get some cultural insight at The Art Institute of Chicago and Field Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Science and Industry and Chicago Cultural Center. Go for a jaunt from Chicago to Willow Springs to see Little Red Schoolhouse about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Magnificent Mile, stroll around Millennium Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip maker site.

You can fly from Honolulu to Chicago in 12 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Honolulu in December, with highs in Chicago at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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.

Oahu travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Cemeteries · Scuba & Snorkeling
The Gathering Place
A top cultural and vacation destination within the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is home to over 85 percent of the state's population. Aptly nicknamed the "Gathering Place," the island is truly at the heart of Hawaii, featuring the busy city of Honolulu and its surrounding districts. Visitors to Oahu can enjoy all the modern conveniences of a large city, while remaining within walking distance of secluded beaches, picturesque parks, high mountain peaks, and quaint little towns. To experience the laid-back side of Hawaii, take a trip away from the tourist hotspot of Waikiki, the island's most crowded neighborhood.

Illinois travel guide

4.4
Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.