35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  13​h 30​min
6
Charleston
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu tour planner .

London, UK to Honolulu is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. In August, Honolulu is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 27th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker tool .

Getting from Honolulu to San Francisco by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

5
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, parks, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, stroll through Panorama Trail, get great views at Tunnel View, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
nights
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): hike along Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are colder with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Charleston is known for parks, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Charleston trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Charleston takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Charleston, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ©
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

5
nights
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Charleston in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Washington DC, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trips

Arlington, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

5
nights
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, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, take a stroll through Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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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