36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Santa Monica
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Wailea, Maui
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  9​h
8
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Big Cork Vineyards (in Rohrersville) and Breezy Point Beach and Campground (in Chesapeake Beach). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, hunt for treasures at Takoma Park Farmers Market, and ponder the world of politics at The White House.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Washington DC vacation builder.

New York City to Washington DC is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Breezy Point Beach, Big Cork Vineyards, Old Town, Takoma Park Farmers Market
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Big Cork Vineyards ©
Big Cork Vineyards

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ormond Beach and Beach at Daytona Beach. Do your shopping at The Mall at Millenia and Disney Springs. Pack the 26th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 29th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando and try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Orlando trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Orlando sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 73°F at night. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Ormond Beach, Beach at Daytona Beach
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld

4
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Third Street Promenade and Two Rodeo. We've included these beaches for you: Santa Monica Beach and Manhattan Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Monica: Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita) and Santa Barbara (Old Mission Santa Barbara & State Street). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Bergamot Station, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and take a stroll through Rodeo Drive.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Orlando to Santa Monica takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Orlando to Santa Monica, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in June, with highs in Santa Monica at 71°F and lows at 60°F. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Beverly Hills, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by The Cheese Shop, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos State Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel City Beach/Carmel River Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Santa Monica to Carmel in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of tram, train, and bus. In July, Carmel is a bit cooler than Santa Monica - with highs of 68°F and lows of 55°F. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

4
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.
Relax by the water at Kailua Beach Park and Waikiki Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial, hike along Manoa Falls, browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park.

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

Getting from Carmel to Honolulu by combination of taxi and flight takes about 9.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Carmel in July, things will get a bit warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 88°F and lows about 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Wailea.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

4
nights
Wailea, Maui

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. You'll get in some beach time at Wailea Beach and Ulua Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kapalua Beach (in Kapalua), Maui Arts & Cultural Center (in Kahului) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, get some jogging in at Wailea Beach Path, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Wailea itinerary planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Wailea by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. In July in Wailea, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 71°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Wailea

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kahului, Maui Ocean Center, Scuba & Snorkeling, Haleakala Crater, Kapalua Beach
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach

4
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, and tee off at Wawona Golf Course.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Wailea to Yosemite National Park in 14 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Wailea in July, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Pack the 22nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and stroll through Mission Beach Park.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Diego custom trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Diego in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Diego to be much hotter, around 67°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Funston National Park and China Beach. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Embarcadero, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and shop like a local with Union Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from San Diego in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Francisco, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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