36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
train + Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Orlando
— 4 nights
train:  6​h 15​min
5
Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Hollywood
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Natchez
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
11
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
12
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  12​h 30​min
13
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
14
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  16​h
End: Cardiff

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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. Attractions like Central Park and Bronx Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, browse the exhibits of Ellis Island, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary builder site .

Cardiff, UK to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to New York City is minus 5 hours. In July, New York City is a bit warmer than Cardiff - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

2
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.
On the 14th (Sun), learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC planning site .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 16th (Tue), Head underground at Cave of the Winds, then contemplate the long history of Old Fort Niagara, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, and then meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Niagara Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get little chillier in Niagara Falls: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Buffalo, Old Fort Niagara
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

4
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Disney's Animal Kingdom and Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens. Relax by the water at Andy Romano Beachfront Park and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. Go for a jaunt from Orlando to Titusville to see NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex about 1h 10 min away. Pack the 19th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando and make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and train from Niagara Falls to Orlando takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in July, expect Orlando to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Andy Romano Beachfront Park
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld

2
nights
Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park ©
A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Coral Castle and then identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Everglades Alligator Farm, look for gifts at Robert Is Here, and then stroll through Anhinga Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Everglades National Park trip planner .

Getting from Orlando to Everglades National Park by bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Everglades National Park sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Hollywood.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trip

Homestead
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Coral Castle ©
Coral Castle

2
nights
Hollywood

Hollywood ©
The city of Hollywood is a classic Florida beach town and popular vacation spot, attracting visitors with its picturesque beaches, lively nightlife, and laid-back vibe.
On the 25th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Fort Lauderdale Beach, then don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace, and then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hollywood online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Everglades National Park to Hollywood in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Hollywood, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Hollywood

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Miami, Fort Lauderdale Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
South Beach ©
South Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter and then examine the collection at The National WWII Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): meet the residents at Audubon Zoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and then don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hollywood to New Orleans in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hollywood to New Orleans. When traveling from Hollywood in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 31°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Natchez.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Longwood, take an in-depth tour of Rosalie Mansion, and then contemplate the long history of Stanton Hall.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Natchez trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from New Orleans to Natchez in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in July: highs in Natchez hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rosalie Mansion ©
Rosalie Mansion
Longwood ©
Longwood
Stanton Hall ©
Stanton Hall

1
night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Natchez to San Antonio by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Natchez in July: highs in San Antonio hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 28°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and then contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour planner .

Getting from San Antonio to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from San Antonio, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

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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.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach for some beach relaxation. Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, have fun and explore at Travel Town, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kailua Beach Park and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Get a sense of the local culture at USS Arizona Memorial and Bishop Museum. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, take an in-depth tour of Iolani Palace, don't miss a visit to Battleship Missouri Memorial, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Honolulu, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua Beach Park, Nu’uanu Pali
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): trek along Artist Point and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Honolulu to Yellowstone National Park in 12.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in August, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (25°C), and nights are colder (3°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit China Beach and Baker Beach for some beach relaxation. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, and browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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