44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

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44 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Lahaina, Maui
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
9
Denver
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
10
New York City
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
11
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
12
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
13
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
14
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
15
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
End: New York City

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then revel in the low prices at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Walden Galleria Mall and then try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino.

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Pittsburgh to Niagara Falls is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Fun & Games Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Walden Galleria Mall
Highlights from your plan
Seneca Niagara Casino ©
Seneca Niagara Casino
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the activities along Tidal Basin, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Niagara Falls in December, with highs in Washington DC at 51°F and lows at 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Appreciate the collections at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Wynwood Walls. Head to Lincoln Road and Bayside Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and take an in-depth tour of Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami day trip app .

You can fly from Washington DC to Miami in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect Miami to be much hotter, temps between 81°F and 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

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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. In December, Las Vegas is much colder than Miami - with highs of 57°F and lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, explore the galleries of USS Pampanito, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Las Vegas in December since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach and then walk around Kapiolani Regional Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu visit planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in Honolulu at 82°F and lows at 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kapiolani Regional Park ©
Kapiolani Regional Park

1
night
Lahaina, Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
On the 29th (Sun), kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

1
night
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Kona Historical Society, then experience rural life at Kona Coffee Living History Farm, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kailua-Kona trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daytime highs in Kailua-Kona are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Kona Historical Society
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kona Coffee Living History Farm ©
Kona Coffee Living History Farm

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nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Do your shopping at Denver Botanic Gardens and Dardano's Shoes. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and Golden History Museum & Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Georgetown Firefighting Museum (in Georgetown), Summit Lake Park (in Idaho Springs) and Estes Park (Spas & Off-Road Tours). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company, sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, and get a new perspective on nature at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

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You can fly from Kailua-Kona to Denver in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Kailua-Kona to Denver, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kailua-Kona in December: high temperatures in Denver hover around 43°F and lows are around 19°F. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Vail Mountain Resort, Flatirons, Summit Lake Park
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take a stroll through Times Square.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip planning website .

Getting from Denver to New York City by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
Times Square ©
Times Square
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

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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.
Visiting Grand Teton and Fishing Bridge General Store will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Star Geyser, and take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park travel tool .

Getting from New York City to Yellowstone National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in January, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (23°F), and nights are cooler (1°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bright Angel History Room and Kolb Studio. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. The adventure continues: hike along Rim Trail, get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, flight, and bus. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 44°F by day to 15°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at The Getty Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Tours, then admire the masterpieces at Hammer Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 70°F and lows are around 49°F. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Montana Avenue, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Do your shopping at Gaslamp Quarter and Liberty Public Market. Take a break from the city and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Children's Pool. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: Art Beat on Main Street (in Vista) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA), and shop like a local with Spanish Village Art Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Diego road trip planning website .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Art Beat on Main Street
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Yosemite Museum Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Yosemite National Park is colder than San Diego - with highs of 44°F and lows of 13°F. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall