36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  10​h
2
Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Kihei, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Poipu, Kauai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: London

6
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: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to New York City is minus 5 hours. In July, New York City is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums 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

5
nights
Glacier National Park

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Going-to-the-Sun Road. Go for a jaunt from Glacier National Park to Hungry Horse to see Willow's HuckleberryLand about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Logan Pass, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hidden Lake.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from New York City to Glacier National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, Glacier National Park is cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

West Glacier, Willow's HuckleberryLand
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Logan Pass ©
Logan Pass
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road

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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 1st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Cemetery, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Mokupapapa Discovery Center, admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilo trip planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Hilo in 8 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Hilo due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Hilo are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

4
nights
Kihei, Maui

Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Zipline. Explore Kihei's surroundings by going to Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court, Napili Beach, & more). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stop by Sweet Paradise Chocolatier, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kihei trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hilo to Kihei in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Hilo in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Kihei, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Poipu.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lahaina, Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery, Maui Ocean Center, Sweet Paradise Chocolatier, Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Helicopter Tours
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street

3
nights
Poipu, Kauai

Poipu ©
Poipū is a census-designated place in Kauai County on the southern side of the island of Kauai in the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Zipline. Change things up with a short trip to Waimea Canyon State Park in Waimea (about 1 hour away). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Spouting Horn, and stop by The Wine Shop.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Poipu tour planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Poipu in 2 hours. Traveling from Kihei in August, you will find days in Poipu are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Poipu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Waimea Canyon State Park, The Wine Shop
Highlights from your plan
Waimea Canyon State Park ©
Waimea Canyon State Park
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Battleship Missouri Memorial and Iolani Palace. Change things up with a short trip to Shark Diving in Haleiwa (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial, appreciate the extensive heritage of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu tour planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Poipu to Honolulu takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Shark Diving
Highlights from your plan
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Shark Diving
Food Tours

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Francisco Bay and Wine Tours & Tastings. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation builder.

Fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Honolulu in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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