42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Newark, Bus to New York City
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Detroit
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Long Beach
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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Kekaha, Kauai
— 2 nights
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Hanalei, Kauai
— 1 night
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New York City

— 3 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.
You've now added Kinky Boots on Broadway to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner.

Cardiff, UK to New York City is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cardiff in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Detroit.

Things to do in New York City

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Detroit

— 2 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Detroit Zoo and then buy something for everyone on your list at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Belle Isle Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Detroit trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Detroit takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in July, Detroit is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Shopping

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Orlando

— 3 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Go for a jaunt from Orlando to DeLand to see Stetson Mansion about 50 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 3rd (Sat) at Discovery Cove. Have a day of magic on the 4th (Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's more to do: browse the different shops at The Mall at Millenia.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planner.

You can fly from Detroit to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Detroit in August; daily highs in Orlando reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Estes Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Estes Park

— 1 night
More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Stanley Hotel Tour. On the 7th (Wed), catch all the local highlights with Stanley Hotel Tour. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Pearl Street Mall.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Estes Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Estes Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Estes Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Orlando in August, Estes Park is cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Estes Park

Nightlife · Tours · Shopping

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Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. There's more to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful and appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online travel route planner.

Fly from Estes Park to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Estes Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 3°C. On the 11th (Sun), you're off to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 12th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle and then stroll through Mercer Slough Nature Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Our Hope Catholic Church and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seattle travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are warmer (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Rim Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Seattle to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seattle in August since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): browse the different shops at The Forum Shops at Caesars, then browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. On your second day here, push the limits with an extreme tour.

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Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Las Vegas to be much warmer, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Head to Third Street Promenade and Universal CityWalk Hollywoodfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and shop like a local with The Grove.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip app.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Long Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Beaches

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Long Beach

— 1 night

Aquatic Capital of America

Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Queen Mary. On the 21st (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Queen Mary.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Long Beach road trip planning app.

Long Beach is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In August, daily temperatures in Long Beach can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Long Beach

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Nevada Falls Loop will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and stroll through Mariposa Grove.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Long Beach to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Long Beach in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, and then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with City Lights Booksellers, stroll through Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, and finally wander the streets of Union Square.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online day trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona online itinerary planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: high temperatures in Kailua-Kona hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

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Honolulu, Oahu

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls and then stroll through Waikiki Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. August in Honolulu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Kekaha.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Kekaha, Kauai

— 2 nights
Kekaha is a census-designated place in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in breathtaking views at Waimea Canyon State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Polihale State Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kekaha route planner.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Kekaha takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Hanalei.

Things to do in Kekaha

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Hanalei, Kauai

— 1 night
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stroll through Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hanalei Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hanalei trip planner.

You can drive from Kekaha to Hanalei in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Hanalei are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

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United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.