36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Chicago
— 1 night
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 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.
On the 18th (Wed), go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument and then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu trip maker website.

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) is minus 20 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

Seattle

— 1 night

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip maker website.

You can fly from Honolulu to Seattle in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in May, expect Seattle to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Dragon's Mouth Springs, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park. While traveling from Seattle, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, make a trip to Millennium Park, then admire the striking features of Reliance Building, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chicago itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks

New York City

— 5 nights

Big Apple

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, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Chicago to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to New York City is 1 hour. May in New York City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 4 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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Orlando

— 3 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Have a day of magic on the 6th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 5th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. It doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Orlando journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 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 8th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online attractions planner.

Getting from Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (34°C), and nights are colder (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
On the 12th (Sun), examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): shop like a local with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 46°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, you will find days in Los Angeles are colder (30°C), and nights are slightly colder (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, and walk around Mariposa Grove.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online vacation planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.