35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Coral Gables
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
5
Gatlinburg
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
New York City
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
11
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
13
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  5​h
14
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
15
Santa Barbara
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
16
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Brisbane

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Honolulu online road trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Brisbane to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in April, Honolulu is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and then stroll through San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip builder site .

Getting from Honolulu to San Diego by flight takes about 7.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in April, things will get little chillier in San Diego: highs are around 25°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Coral Gables.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

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Coral Gables

Coral Gables ©
Coral Gables, officially the City of Coral Gables, is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, located southwest of Downtown Miami. On the 17th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and then admire the verdant scenery at Shark Valley. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Coral Castle, then identify plant and animal life at Everglades Alligator Farm, and then identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, read Coral Gables day trip app .

You can do a combination of flight, tram, and train from San Diego to Coral Gables in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to Coral Gables. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in April: high temperatures in Coral Gables hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Coral Gables

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Homestead
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 19th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Orlando using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coral Gables to Orlando takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Coral Gables in April since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, then take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chimneys Picnic Area.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Orlando to Gatlinburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in April: high temperatures in Gatlinburg hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area

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Washington DC

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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New York City

New York City ©
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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City tour planner.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in April, you will find days in New York City are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, witness a stunning natural landmark at Sapphire Pool, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

Before you visit Yellowstone National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from New York City to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Sapphire Pool ©
Sapphire Pool

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then admire the engineering at Hoover Dam.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 31°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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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.
On the 3rd (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, make a trip to Powell Point, trek along Rim Trail, and get great views at Mather Point.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip website .

You can 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. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden, don't miss a visit to Arch Rock, and then admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park trip planning tool .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Joshua Tree National Park to be much warmer, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Joshua Tree National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in May; daily highs in San Francisco reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Yosemite National Park

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.
Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moro Rock, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 13th (Mon), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Santa Barbara in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

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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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 16th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the history behind Guitar Center, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Los Angeles using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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