39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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39 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 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
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
New York City
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls and then kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Head State Monument, and then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu travel route builder .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Honolulu is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Honolulu, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. In August in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) 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

2
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Olympic National Park (Hood Canal & Murhut Falls). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, get to know the fascinating history of Pioneer Square, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Seattle trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Seattle takes 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in August, things will get a bit cooler in Seattle: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of SoMa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Seattle to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) 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

5
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: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop, hike along Panorama Trail, and explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park attractions planning website .

You can 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. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are a bit cooler (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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 18th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along North Kaibab Trail, get great views at Powell Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) 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. The adventure continues: make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

Find out how to plan Las Vegas trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping 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 26th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and explore the activities along Lewis Falls.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) 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, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip maker website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: highs in Chicago hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can 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: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, ponder the world of politics at The Pentagon, and examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to 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

5
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: don't miss a visit to Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read New York City tour builder app .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. September in New York City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can 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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