39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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39 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Ithaca
bus + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  9​h 15​min
7
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Ithaca

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument. Visiting Sunset Beach Park and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve will get you outdoors. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, appreciate the history behind Queen Liliuokalani Statue, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Honolulu online driving holiday planner .

Ithaca to Honolulu is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Ithaca to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. In June, Honolulu is a bit warmer than Ithaca - with highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Sunset Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor some retail therapy. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, get curious at Exploratorium, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Honolulu to San Francisco by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco. Traveling from Honolulu in June, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Vernal Fall will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are a bit cooler (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park holiday website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. 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 July, Grand Canyon National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint James Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pioneer Square, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mercer Slough Nature Park, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Seattle takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Seattle are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are a bit warmer (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Washburn and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, stroll through Artist Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, and get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Seattle, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

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
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Bring the kids along to River Rafting & Tubing and Dollywood. Escape the urban bustle at Roaring Fork and Zipline. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Distillery - Barrelhouse, steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin, and shop like a local with Fowler's Clay Works.

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Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Gatlinburg by combination of car, flight, and taxi takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Gatlinburg: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Discovery Cove and Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 21st (Sun) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Pack the 20th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Orlando trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gatlinburg in July, Orlando is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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.
Attractions like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art make great kid-friendly stops. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Bronx to see Bronx Zoo about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Times Square, browse the exhibits of Ellis Island, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and get engrossed in the history at Seaport District NYC.

To find out how to plan a trip to New York City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Orlando in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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