40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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St. Helena
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 1 day
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 1 night
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Miami
— 1 night
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights

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Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©

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.
Get some historical perspective at USS Arizona Memorial and Kawaiahao Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu online travel planner.

Perth, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Honolulu, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Honolulu, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Honolulu

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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St. Helena

St. Helena ©

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Change things up with these side-trips from St. Helena: Healdsburg (Gracianna Winery, Jordan Vineyard & Winery, &more). Dedicate the 2nd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and stop by Oxbow Public Market.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to St. Helena fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to St. Helena takes 9.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to St. Helena due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in December, expect St. Helena to be colder, temps between 18°C and 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of The Castro, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip app.

You can drive from St. Helena to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from St. Helena in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and trek along Four Mile Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 9°C, while nights are colder with lows around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Nashville.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail

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Nashville

Nashville ©

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and then take in the history at Lotz House Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nashville day trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Nashville takes 66 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Nashville, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Nashville

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery ©
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades, view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works, then contemplate the long history of Walker Sisters' Cabin, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, and finally learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg road trip planning site.

Getting from Nashville to Gatlinburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Nashville to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines
Walker Sisters' Cabin ©
Walker Sisters' Cabin

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and ponder the world of politics at White House.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC tour site.

Traveling by flight from Gatlinburg to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In December in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

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New York City

New York City ©

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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. There's still lots to do: stroll through Central Park, make a trip to Empire State Building, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, and visit Times Square.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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Orlando

Orlando ©

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Discovery Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando tour planner.

You can fly from New York City to Orlando in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Orlando reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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Miami

Miami ©

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 22nd (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, kick back and relax at South Beach, then walk around Lincoln Road, and finally browse the different shops at Dolphin Mall.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Miami trip maker app.

You can fly from Orlando to Miami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Miami, with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Mall ©
Dolphin Mall
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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Key West

Key West ©

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and KEPart Studio-Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Audubon House & Tropical Gardens and Truman Little White House are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and make a trip to Duval Street.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Key West driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Key West

Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Rim Trail, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, get great views at Powell Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Key West to Grand Canyon National Park takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Key West to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. In December, Grand Canyon National Park is colder than Key West - with highs of 8°C and lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon Village ©
Grand Canyon Village

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Shop till you drop at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Overton and see Valley of Fire State Park, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online trip maker.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 16°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Diego tour planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in December, with highs in San Diego at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and El Pueblo de Los Angeles for their historical value. Head to Amoeba Music and Abbot Kinney Boulevardfor some retail therapy. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, visit Angelino Heights Historic Area, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles visit planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Amoeba Music ©
Amoeba Music

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