40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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40 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Nassau, New Providence Island
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Miami, Florida
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h
3
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h
6
Anaheim
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  9 h
9
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
10
Orlando, Florida
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Nassau, New Providence Island

2
nights
Miami, Florida

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Lock & Load Museum. Get outdoors at Shark Valley and Gumbo Limbo Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Everglades National Park (Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail, Anhinga Trail, & more).

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Miami trip itinerary planning tool .

Nassau, Bahamas to Miami is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Everglades National Park
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then take a stroll through The Strip.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online travel planner .

Fly from Miami to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Miami in November, plan for slightly colder days in Las Vegas, with highs around 23°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Family-friendly places like USS Arizona Memorial and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Honolulu by flight takes about 9 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Honolulu, with highs around 34°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Take a break from the city and head to Twin Peaks and Seward Street Slides. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in November, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 20°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and North Dome. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Spend the 18th (Mon) on the water with a fishing tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip planning app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 21st (Thu), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. On your second day here, discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Anaheim road trip website .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Anaheim in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, things will get warmer in Anaheim: highs are around 29°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

1
night
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, then take in the awesome beauty at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, and then trek along Cascade Canyon Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Anaheim to Grand Teton National Park by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Anaheim to Grand Teton National Park. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Anaheim in November: high temperatures in Grand Teton National Park hover around 4°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail

6
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 Mount Washburn and Lower Geyser Basin. Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park journey planner.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in November; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 0°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

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

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and Ellis Island. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in the pleasant sights at The High Line, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, with highs in New York City at 10°C and lows at 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

4
nights
Orlando, Florida

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.
Kids will enjoy Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 7th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 10th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. The adventure continues: discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, Orlando is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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