40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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New Orleans
— 1 night
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Key West
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Visit Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary builder tool.

Doha, Qatar to Honolulu is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -13 hour difference. Traveling from Doha in May, expect nights in Honolulu to be a bit cooler, around 25°C, while days are colder, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and SoMa. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to St. Helena to see Modus Operandi Cellars about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to San Francisco takes 8 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Honolulu in June, with highs in San Francisco at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nevada Falls Loop and Panorama Trail. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, hike along North Dome, and get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip maker site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, don't miss a visit to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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 16th (Sun), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Neon Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas attractions planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 46°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Get in touch with nature at Bright Angel Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Rim Trail, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip tool.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Hayden Valley. Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Butte Overlook, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Osprey Falls Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 12 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 22°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Royal Street.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to New Orleans takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, you will find days in New Orleans are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are warmer (33°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Key West

— 1 night

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, then admire the landmark architecture of Oldest House & Garden Museum, then look for gifts at Uva Wine Shop & Bar, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Key West driving holiday planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Key West in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In June in Key West, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Adventure

Washington DC

— 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Washington National Cathedral. National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Triangle to see National Museum of the Marine Corps about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Key West to Washington DC in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Key West in July since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New York City

— 4 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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, and look for gifts at Kee's Chocolates.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New York City route planning website.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.