37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Santa Fe
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Santa Fe
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 1 night
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Dana Point
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Lahaina, Maui
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Honolulu driving holiday planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Honolulu, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Honolulu, with lows around 25°C. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Honolulu

Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife · 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 24th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum and then make a trip to The Strip.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to Las Vegas, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Las Vegas, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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.
Shop till you drop at Hopi House and Canyon Village Marketplace. Step out of the city life by going to Bright Angel Trail and Rim Trail. There's more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary app.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Santa Fe

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe journey builder.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 1°C. You'll set off for Carlsbad Caverns National Park on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

— 1 night
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): Head underground at Big Room and then identify plant and animal life at Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In April, Carlsbad Caverns National Park is somewhat warmer than Santa Fe - with highs of 31°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 29th (Mon), steep yourself in history at The Alamo, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose and then don't miss a visit to La Villita Historic Arts Village.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Antonio trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to San Antonio takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to San Antonio is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in April since evenings lows in San Antonio dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
For shopping fun, head to Royal Street or Faulkner House Books. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The National WWII Museum and French Quarter. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from San Antonio to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in May, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Orlando

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Disney Springs and World of Chocolate Museum and Cafe. Have a day of magic on the 5th (Sun) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Have a day of magic on the 4th (Sat) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's more to do: discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Orlando due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in May: highs in Orlando hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Washington DC itinerary planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in May; daily highs in Washington DC reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

New York City

— 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Times Square, tour the water at your own pace with Narwhal Yacht Charters, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Central Park Zoo, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip tool.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Transportation

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then stroll around Millennium Park. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chicago travel planner.

You can fly from New York City to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Chicago are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

Rapid City

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Adams House, and then take an in-depth tour of Adams Museum. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens and then take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Rapid City attractions app.

You can fly from Chicago to Rapid City in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Rapid City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, things will get slightly colder in Rapid City: highs are around 21°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Lamar Valley and Yellowstone Lake. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary app.

Fly from Rapid City to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Rapid City in May, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Union Square and then explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dana Point.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Dana Point

— 1 night
Dana Point is a city located in southern Orange County, California. To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dana Point itinerary maker app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Dana Point in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Francisco in May since evenings lows in Dana Point dip to 18°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Dana Point

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Tours

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

On the 22nd (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the striking features of Little Church of the West, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, look for gifts at Barneys New York, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guardian Angel Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

You can drive from Dana Point to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from Dana Point in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Head to Glass Mango Designs and Pakaloha Bikinisfor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Ka'anapali Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church, stroll around Lahaina Banyan Court, and take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Lahaina takes 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Lahaina. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for little chillier days in Lahaina, with highs around 32°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.