26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 day
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 1 day
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly
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Miami
— 2 nights
Fly
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New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Brisbane to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Honolulu, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Las Vegas

— 1 day

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip maker app.

You can fly from Honolulu to Las Vegas in 8 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in April, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in Las Vegas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Visiting Bright Angel Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: hike along Rim Trail, get great views at Powell Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planning site.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around -3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Elephant Back Mountain and Fairy Falls. There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Monument Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser, hike along Lone Star Geyser, and take in the dramatic natural features at Beryl Spring.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip maker app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 13°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

New York City

— 2 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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: stroll through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 much hotter nights in New York City: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Washington DC

— 2 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.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip site.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Washington DC hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Miami

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see Art Deco Tours, then stop by Art Deco Historic District, and then explore the activities along Slough Slog. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and then take a tour by water with Florida Everglades Bass Fishing Charters.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Miami online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Miami takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in May, with highs in Miami at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 1 night

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and then visit Garden District.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Miami in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs for their historical value. Golden Gate Bridge and City Lights Booksellers are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: visit Fisherman's Wharf, get great views at Twin Peaks, wander the streets of SoMa, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from New Orleans to San Francisco in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to San Francisco. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in San Francisco, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · 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.
Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Valley Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Nevada Falls Loop and Vernal Fall. Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, make a trip to Pothole Dome, hike along May Lake Trailhead, and explore the activities along Gaylor Lake.

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

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.