37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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37 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12​h 15​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
New York City
— 6 nights
Bus + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Hanoi

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, then take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu trip planning site .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Honolulu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -17 hour difference. In August in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip planner .

You can fly from Honolulu to Seattle in 8 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to Seattle, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, explore and take pictures at AT&T Park, and contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Seattle to San Francisco by combination of flight and subway takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Seattle in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, get great views at Tunnel View, and stroll through Lembert Dome.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
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.
On the 20th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, stroll through North Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Yaki Point.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: listen to music at Bellagio Fountains, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to The Strip, and try your luck at Casino at the Venetian.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. In August, Las Vegas is much hotter than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
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.
On the 28th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

For ratings and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, and make a trip to Millennium Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago route maker app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago is 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Chicago to be much warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC vacation builder app .

Fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read New York City holiday planning site .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September in New York City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks 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

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