31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + bus:  18​h 15​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly + subway:  6​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
New Delhi

5
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.
9/11 Memorial and The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine will appeal to history buffs. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island.

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New Delhi, India to New York City is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 10 hours. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in New York City: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

3
days
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.
Get some cultural insight at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at Newseum, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and get a sense of history and politics at The White House.

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You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

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Tomb of the Unknowns
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

3
days
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
French Quarter and Jackson Square will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate The National WWII Museum and New Orleans Museum of Art. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, steep yourself in history at Beauregard-Keyes House, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral.

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You can fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in December, New Orleans is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

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Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

4
days
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.
Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Get some cultural insight at Getty Center The Publications and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

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Getting from New Orleans to Los Angeles by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for Yellowstone National Park.

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Santa Monica Pier
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Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
La Brea Tar Pits & Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits & Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

3
days
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.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, contemplate the long history of Fort Yellowstone Historic District, take a memorable drive along Grand Loop Road, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around -6°C and lows are around -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

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Wildlife Nature Parks

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Grand Teton
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at de Young Museum, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, and visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point.

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Getting from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco by combination of taxi, flight, and subway takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

4
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.
Visit USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific for their historical value. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kailua Beach Park and Sunset Beach Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa), Banzai Pipeline (in Pupukea) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

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You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Another option is to 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 warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in January, with highs in Honolulu at 31°C and lows at 22°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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Kailua, Haleiwa, Banzai Pipeline
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Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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