33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Edinburgh
Fly:  14​h
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Wailea, Maui
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Edinburgh

3
days
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Mount LeConte and Chimney Tops. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, stroll through Grotto Falls Trail, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company.

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Edinburgh, UK to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in June, expect nights in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are much warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

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Sugarlands Distilling Company
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Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
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Chimney Tops
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Roaring Fork

4
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.
Visiting Bright Angel Trail and North Kaibab Trail will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Yaki Point.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in June, Grand Canyon National Park is colder at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

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

5
days
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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. The adventure continues: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, cruise along Tioga Pass, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

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You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 8°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Fort Funston National Park and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and stroll through China Beach.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Baker Beach ©
Baker Beach
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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 Sunset Beach Park. You'll get in some beach time at Waikiki Beach and Waimea Bay. There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get a bit warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Wailea.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
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Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

2
days
Wailea, Maui

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ulua Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Napili Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Beach.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Wailea in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Wailea

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Kapalua Beach, Napili Beach
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Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

4
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.
Get outdoors at Mount Washburn and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, take in panoramic vistas at Observation Point Trail, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and hike along Artist Point.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park travel planner .

Getting from Wailea to Yellowstone National Park by combination of taxi, flight, and car takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. While traveling from Wailea, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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Grand Teton
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.

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Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or 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 July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir ©
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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