38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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New York City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to San Diego
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San Diego
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kapaa, Kauai
— 3 nights
Drive to Lihue Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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New York City

— 2 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.
For shopping fun, head to Chelsea Market or Li-lac Chocolates. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like American Museum of Natural History and New York Public Library. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Coney Island (in Brooklyn) and Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of American Finance, admire the striking features of Chrysler Building, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Chinese in America.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New York City travel route planning tool.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Fairy Falls and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Mystic Falls Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, and trek along Lone Star Geyser.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around -14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. There's lots more to do: trek along South Kaibab Trail, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, and make a trip to Powell Point.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in March, plan for much hotter days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 16°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

San Diego

— 1 night

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 21st (Sat), see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabrillo Tide Pools, and finally steep yourself in history at Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ocean Beach and then trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, you will find days in San Diego are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are warmer (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Bay. Head to The Grove and Hollywood & Highlandfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, wander the streets of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In March in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
Visiting Yosemite Museum Gallery and Sentinel Dome will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Yosemite National Park using our trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in March; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 13°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Musee Mecanique. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or City Lights Booksellers. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through North Beach, and see a show at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco travel planning app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Seattle

— 3 nights

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Pike Place Market and Chihuly Garden and Glass. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Alki Beach and Golden Gardens Park. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Shoreline to see Richmond Beach Saltwater Park about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, get engrossed in the history at Museum of History & Industry, and see the interesting displays at Henry Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle online route planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in April, with highs in Seattle at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Kihei, Maui

— 2 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Haleakala Crater and Ulua Beach. Visit Wailea Beach and Ho'okipa Beach Park for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: stroll through Kamaole Beach Park III, stroll around Kanaha Beach Park, get outside with Maui Scooter Shack Snack Shack, and examine the collection at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kihei trip planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Kihei in 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Kihei. Traveling from Seattle in April, expect Kihei to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Lahaina, Maui

— 3 nights

Crown Jewel of Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Escape the urban bustle at Kapalua Beach and D.T. Fleming Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Whalers Village Museum and Wo Hing Temple Museum. Go for a jaunt from Lahaina to Molokai to see Palaau State Park about 3h 15 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Honokeana Bay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Napili Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahaina planner.

Getting from Kihei to Lahaina by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Kihei, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lahaina, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Waikiki Beach and Kapiolani Regional Park. Escape the urban bustle at Diamond Head State Monument and Ala Moana Beach Park. Step out of Honolulu with an excursion to Lanikai Beach in Kailua--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, appreciate the views at Nu’uanu Pali, and identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Honolulu day trip app.

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 4 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kapaa.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Kapaa, Kauai

— 3 nights
Noted for its low-key beaches, Kapaa is a small town with a high concentration of tourist-oriented hotels, shops, bars, and restaurants.
Visit Poipu Beach Park and Salt Pond Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Visiting Polihale State Park and Opaekaa Falls will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Kapaa side-trips: Hanalei Valley Lookout (in Hanalei) and Na Pali Makai (in Kekaha). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Tunnels Beach, take some stellar pictures from Sleeping Giant Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Ship Store Galleries, and admire the majestic nature at Hāʻena State Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kapaa online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Kapaa takes 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kapaa are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kapaa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.