36 days in Continental USA Itinerary

36 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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36 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
4
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Washington DC
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  5​h
6
Miami Beach
— 1 night
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
West Memphis
— 1 day
Fly:  10​h
9
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, then take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Honolulu tour website .

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. In March in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

3
nights
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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas online road trip planner .

Getting from Honolulu to Las Vegas by flight takes about 9 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in March, things will get a bit cooler in Las Vegas: highs are around 27°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Shopping, #Nature

Side Trip

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

5
nights
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 28th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Cape Final Trail, take some stellar pictures from Pima Point, and get outside with Shoshone Point.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

4
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, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the New York City vacation planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City is 2 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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

4
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, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Washington DC day trip planning website .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

1
night
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 9th (Tue), take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then do sightseeing your way with Art Deco Tours, then take a stroll through Art Deco Historic District, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read our Miami Beach trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight, tram, and bus from Washington DC to Miami Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in April, expect nights in Miami Beach to be much hotter, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami Beach

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Art Deco Tours ©
Art Deco Tours
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach

4
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, and tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans holiday maker website .

You can do a combination of bus, tram, and flight from Miami Beach to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami Beach to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Miami Beach in April: highs in New Orleans hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to West Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
New Orleans City Park ©
New Orleans City Park

1
day
West Memphis

West Memphis
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the West Memphis trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to West Memphis takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in April, West Memphis is cooler at night with lows of 12°C. On the 14th (Sun), you're off toYosemite National Park.

Things to do in West Memphis

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

3
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.
Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. On the 17th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from West Memphis to Yosemite National Park. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from West Memphis to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from West Memphis in April: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 17°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cloud's Rest ©
Cloud's Rest
May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 22nd (Mon) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Tours, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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