37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Charleston
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 2 nights
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Tombstone
— 2 nights
Fly to Austin, Bus to San Antonio
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San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly to Page, Drive to Monument Valley
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive to Page, Fly to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, then admire the striking features of Shangri La, and then trek along Diamond Head State Monument. On the next day, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, then explore the galleries of USS Arizona Memorial, then get great views at Puu Ualakaa State Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Honolulu, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Honolulu at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Washington DC

— 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and George Washington's Mount Vernon. Let the collections at National Gallery of Art and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Washington DC itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Honolulu to Washington DC in 13 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Honolulu in May: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Charleston

— 2 nights
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Patriots Point, steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, and then appreciate the history behind Fort Moultrie.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Charleston trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Charleston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Charleston when traveling from Washington DC in May, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Charleston

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): examine the collection at Cabildo, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and finally visit Garden District.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip website.

Getting from Charleston to New Orleans by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Charleston to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Charleston in May, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Memphis

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 12th (Thu), browse the exhibits of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, examine the collection at Metal Museum, then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and finally take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Sun Studio and then steep yourself in history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Memphis trip planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Memphis takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you will find days in Memphis are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are little chillier (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

Dallas

— 2 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Dallas Museum of Art, then admire the masterpieces at Nasher Sculpture Center, and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dallas tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Austin

— 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally steep yourself in history at The Driskill.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Austin visit app.

Drive from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tombstone.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Tombstone

— 2 nights

Town Too Tough to Die

Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Tombstone Epitaph, then explore the galleries of Rose Tree Museum, then see the interesting displays at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Bird Cage Theatre.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tombstone trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Austin to Tombstone by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Austin in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Tombstone. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Tombstone

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 1 night

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 20th (Fri), examine the collection at Spanish Governor's Palace, steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, then trek along San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Alamo.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Antonio trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tombstone to San Antonio in 10 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tombstone to San Antonio. Traveling from Tombstone in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Antonio, with lows around 22°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Monument Valley

— 2 nights
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 22nd (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and then take some stellar pictures from Navajo National Monument.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from San Antonio to Monument Valley in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from San Antonio to Monument Valley, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in May: highs in Monument Valley hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 24th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Monument Valley in May: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 23°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip planning app.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
On the 29th (Sun), see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego. On the next day, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, then contemplate the long history of Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, and then appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego online trip maker.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Los Angeles

— 2 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.
On the 31st (Tue), examine the collection at The Getty Center, then get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and finally don't miss a visit to Union Station. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip planning website.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Transportation

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Mecanique and California Academy of Sciences. There's lots more to do: stroll around Golden Gate Park, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Point, and catch a live performance at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary site.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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.