22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Durham
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Richland
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
Durham

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. Get in touch with nature at Baker Beach and Fort Funston National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach), Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek) and Miramar Beach (in Half Moon Bay). The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, kick back and relax at China Beach, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation planner.

Durham to San Francisco is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Durham in December, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Richland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Miramar Beach, Big Basin Redwoods State Park
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Baker Beach ©
Baker Beach
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

2
days
Richland

Richland ©
Richland is a city in Benton County in the southeastern part of the State of Washington, at the confluence of the Yakima and the Columbia Rivers. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Hanford Nuclear Reservation, tour the pleasant surroundings at Howard Amon Park, and then do a tasting at Bookwalter Winery. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Barnard Griffin Winery, identify plant and animal life at Columbia Park, and then see the interesting displays at Hanford Reach Interpretive Center.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Richland sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Francisco to Richland. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in Richland at 40°F and lows at 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Richland

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trip

Columbia Park
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Howard Amon Park ©
Howard Amon Park
Bookwalter Winery ©
Bookwalter Winery
Barnard Griffin Winery
Barnard Griffin Winery

5
days
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.
Get some cultural insight at Tusayan Museum and Hermit's Rest. Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. On the 24th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Richland to Grand Canyon National Park takes 17.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Richland in December, with lows around 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

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Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kailua Beach Park and Waikiki Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial. There's much more to do: stroll through Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and cruise along Makapu'u Point.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Honolulu online itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Honolulu takes 12.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 82°F and lows are around 69°F. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to New York City.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Makapu'u Point, Kailua Beach Park
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Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

4
days
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Patrick's Cathedral and Hamilton Grange National Memorial. We've included these beaches for you: Gateway National Recreation and Long Beach. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, make a trip to Central Park, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to New York City in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Honolulu in January: high temperatures in New York City hover around 41°F and lows are around 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Long Beach
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Gateway National Recreation ©
Gateway National Recreation
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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