39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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39 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Durban
taxi + Fly:  26​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
8
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
9
Eastham
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  19​h 15​min
End: Durban

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and try to win big at Casino at the Venetian.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip planning tool .

Durban, South Africa to Las Vegas is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Durban to Las Vegas, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Durban in June, plan for warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 46°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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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 South Kaibab Trail. On the 14th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get a taste of the local shopping with Lookout Studio, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park journey builder app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Get outdoors at Hayden Valley and Yellowstone Lake. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Artist Point, explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook, and take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park attractions tool .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 22°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

4
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Twin Peaks and Lincoln Park. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Union Square, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect much warmer with lows of 15°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Vernal Fall will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, stroll through Wawona Meadow, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visit Will Rogers State Beach and Santa Monica State Beach for some beach relaxation. Head to The Grove and Amoeba Musicfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kailua Beach Park and Sunset Beach Park. Step out of the city life by going to Waikiki Beach and Waimea Bay. Step out of Honolulu to go to Kahuku and see Turtle Bay Beach, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, kick back and relax at Kapiolani Regional Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

Plan trip to Honolulu with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of tram and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Los Angeles in July since evenings lows in Honolulu dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Turtle Bay Beach, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Murhut Falls and Alki Beach. Pike Place Market and Chihuly Garden and Glass are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Seattle with an excursion to Hood Canal in Olympic National Park--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Pioneer Square, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Seattle vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Seattle takes 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Seattle is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in July; daily highs in Seattle reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Eastham.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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nights
Eastham

Eastham ©
Eastham is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. Get outdoors at Cape Cod National Seashore and Nauset Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marconi Beach and Long Point. Change things up with these side-trips from Eastham: Corn Hill Beach (in Truro), Provincetown (Herring Cove Beach, Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, & more) and Cape Cod Canal (in Buzzards Bay). There's still lots to do: stroll through Coast Guard Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Eastham day trip website .

Getting from Seattle to Eastham by combination of flight and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Eastham due to the time zone difference. July in Eastham sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Eastham

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Provincetown, Cape Cod National Seashore, Marconi Beach, Cape Cod Canal, Corn Hill Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cape Cod National Seashore ©
Cape Cod National Seashore
Nauset Beach ©
Nauset Beach
Marconi Beach ©
Marconi Beach

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New York City route maker website .

You can drive from Eastham to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Eastham in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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