40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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40 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Seattle
— 3 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Olympic National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Central Park and 9/11 Memorial. Head to Empire State Building and The Metropolitan Museum of Artfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and wander the streets of Fifth Avenue.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online holiday planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to New York City is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Kuwait City in July, plan for much colder days in New York City, with highs around 35°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

5
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 Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Lamar Valley and Yellowstone Lake will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone--about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, admire all the interesting features of Artist Point, and cruise along Grand Loop Road.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Space Needle. Popular historic sites such as Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Point Defiance Park in Tacoma (about 58 minutes away). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, explore and take pictures at Safeco Field, and stroll around Kerry Park.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle travel route builder .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Point Defiance Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

3
nights
Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park ©
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Escape the urban bustle at Ruby Beach and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Relax by the water at Rialto Beach and Hurricane Ridge. There's more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park and contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

Plan a Olympic National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Seattle to Olympic National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Olympic National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ruby Beach ©
Ruby Beach
Hurricane Ridge ©
Hurricane Ridge
Rialto Beach ©
Rialto Beach

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.
For shopping fun, head to The Strip or Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Visiting Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Hoover Dam Bypass will get you outdoors. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, and have fun at Battlefield Vegas.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel planner.

You can fly from Olympic National Park to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Olympic National Park in July, things will get much hotter in Las Vegas: highs are around 47°C and lows about 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tuolumne Meadows and Glacier Point. Get outdoors at Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and Sentinel Dome. Spend the 31st (Wed) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, cruise along Tioga Pass, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Bay. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, walk around Golden Gate Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planning site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kailua Beach Park and USS Arizona Memorial. Get in touch with nature at Waikiki Beach and Swim with Dolphins. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, appreciate the history behind King Kamehameha Statue, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu travel planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Honolulu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Swim with Dolphins
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

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