57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
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Kihei, Maui
— 5 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to San Diego
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Miami Beach
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Key West
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 4 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Waikiki Beach and Kapiolani Regional Park. Visiting Sunset Beach Park and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Pupukea Beach Park (in Haleiwa), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Pupukea (Banzai Pipeline & Ehukai Beach Park). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at Kualoa Regional Park, work some fitness into your day at Ala Moana Beach Park, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Honolulu road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Honolulu at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Kihei, Maui

— 5 nights
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Escape the urban bustle at Haleakala Crater and Kapalua Beach. Relax by the water at Wailea Beach and Ka'anapali Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to D.T. Fleming Park (in Kapalua) and Lahaina (Zipline, Napili Beach, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maluaka Beach, work some fitness into your day at Wailea Beach Path, kick back and relax at Oneloa Beach, and stroll around Kanaha Beach Park.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kihei travel planner.

Getting from Honolulu to Kihei by flight takes about 2.5 hours. November in Kihei sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can fly to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 5 nights

Heart of the Kona Coast

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Swim with Dolphins. Relax by the water at Mauna Kea Beach and Kahaluu Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kailua-Kona side-trips: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau), Puukohola National Historic Park (in Kawaihae) and Papakōlea Green Sand Beach (in Naalehu). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Laupahoehoe Beach Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anaehoomalu, admire the majestic nature at Akaka Falls State Park, and play a few rounds at Mauna Lani Resort .

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kailua-Kona online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. November in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Boat Tours & Water Sports. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, sample the tasty concoctions at Anchor Brewing Company, walk around Golden Gate Park, and shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip planning tool.

Fly from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kailua-Kona to San Francisco is 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kailua-Kona in November; daily highs in San Francisco reach 20°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Tours · Museums · Childrens Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 5 nights
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 Sentinel Dome. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Range, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, and hike along Mariposa Grove.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 14°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

San Diego

— 3 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mission Beach Park and Pacific Beach. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, kick back and relax at Black's Beach, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read San Diego travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to San Diego. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, things will get much hotter in San Diego: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Green Valley Range (in Henderson). The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, see Off-Road Tours, and examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Diego in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. On the 14th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: trek along Rim Trail, get great views at Hopi Point, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, and take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker website.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 4 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Take a break from the city and head to Newfound Gap Road and Gatlinburg Trail. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Little River Road, hike along Chimney Tops Trail, stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip maker site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with highs around 13°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Washington DC

— 3 nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Tidal Basin and Capital Crescent Trail. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner.

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails

Side Trip

New York City

— 5 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Gantry Plaza State Park. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New York City journey planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Miami Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miami Beach

— 4 nights

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
You'll get in some beach time at South Beach and Hollywood Beach. Get outdoors at Shark Valley Visitor Center and Haulover Beach Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale), Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Key Largo (John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park & Scuba & Snorkeling). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at 12th Street Beach, browse the exhibits of The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lincoln Road, and explore the activities along Slough Slog.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach day trip site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Miami Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Miami Beach reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Key West

— 5 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bahia Honda State Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Relax by the water at Sunset Park Beach and Sombrero Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Marathon (Crane Point Museum & Nature Center & The Turtle Hospital), Big Pine Key (National Key Deer Refuge & Calusa Beach) and SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort (in Little Torch Key). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, explore the galleries of Truman Little White House, make a trip to Duval Street, and take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Key West trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Miami Beach to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Key West sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.