43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Key West
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Washington DC
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + taxi:  15​h
10
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
11
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
12
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Crocker Art Museum and Marin Headlands. Step out of the city life by going to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Lands End. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Santa Cruz (West Cliff Drive & Natural Bridges State Beach), VJB Cellars (in Kenwood) and California State Railroad Museum (in Sacramento). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Sacramento, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Marin Headlands, VJB Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Koko Crater Railway Trail. USS Arizona Memorial and Queen Emma Summer Palace will appeal to history buffs. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park), Haleiwa (Scuba & Snorkeling, Skydiving, & more) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, get great views at Puu Ualakaa State Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect Honolulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

5
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.
Let the collections at Mission San Juan Capistrano and Petersen Automotive Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel (in Rancho Palos Verdes) and Newport Beach (in Newport Beach). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles route site .

You can fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in May; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Newport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get some historical perspective at Tuzigoot National Monument and Douglas Mansion. Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and Cathedral Rock. Get out of town with these interesting Sedona side-trips: Arizona Copper Art Museum (in Clarkdale) and Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum (in Jerome). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, learn about winemaking at Page Springs Cellars, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, and contemplate the long history of Honanki Heritage Site.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sedona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Sedona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Sedona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sedona, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jerome, Clarkdale, Page Springs Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): examine the collection at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, make a trip to Lacuna Galleries, admire the masterpieces at New Mexico Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Atalaya Mountain Hiking Trail, examine the collection at Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, then look for gifts at El Nicho, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Keshi.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe day trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Sedona to Santa Fe in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sedona in May, things will get a bit cooler in Santa Fe: highs are around 26°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel

4
nights
Key West

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get some historical perspective at Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire all the interesting features of Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and explore the gorgeous colors at Vandenberg Wreck.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Key West takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Fe to Key West is 2 hours. When traveling from Santa Fe in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Key West, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get your bearings at Pigeon Key Foundation, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Marathon vacation maker app .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation

2
nights
Orlando

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.
On the 22nd (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, then contemplate the long history of Stetson Mansion, and then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Orlando. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Marathon to Orlando in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Marathon in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Orlando, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, explore the world behind art at Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, step into the grandiose world of Smithsonian Institution Building, then admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Renwick Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, Washington DC is little chillier than Orlando - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, then take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): make a trip to Olmsted Point, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, then snap pictures at Pohono Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

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You can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Washington DC to Yosemite National Park in 15 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Washington DC in May, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 21°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Cooke City Montana Museum, contemplate the long history of Fort Yellowstone Historic District, and then identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Yellowstone Historic Center, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Steamboat Geyser, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gibbon Falls, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Beryl Spring.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 13°C and lows at -3°C. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cooke City Montana Museum, Yellowstone Historic Center
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Geyser ©
Steamboat Geyser
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road
Gibbon Falls ©
Gibbon Falls

3
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.
On the 1st (Mon), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Times Square, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial, then take a stroll through Greenwich Village, then wander the streets of Washington Square Park, and finally wander the streets of SoHo.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ground Zero Museum Workshop ©
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

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