45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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45 days in United States Itinerary

Petra - Wadi Musa
Fly:  28​h
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Wailea, Maui
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  29​h
Petra - Wadi Musa

5
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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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Fifth Avenue and American Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: make a trip to Central Park, explore the world behind art at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Tenement Museum.

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan to New York City is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Petra - Wadi Musa to New York City is minus 8 hours. In April, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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9/11 Memorial

4
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.
Walker Sisters' Cabin and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Roaring Fork and Alum Cave Trail. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, hike along Charlies Bunion, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Great Smoky Mountains National Park: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

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

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.
Get some historical perspective at Garden District and French Quarter. Museum-lovers will appreciate The National WWII Museum and New Orleans Museum of Art. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, wander the streets of Royal Street, look for gifts at Louisiana Music Factory, and make a trip to Jackson Square.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans travel planner.

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in April, with lows around 25°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

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

4
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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Let the collections at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with The Strip, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains, and browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes.

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You can fly from New Orleans to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas. When traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 31°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Valley of Fire State Park
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

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.
For shopping fun, head to Canyon Village Marketplace or Lookout Studio. Museum-lovers will get to explore Tusayan Museum and Kolb Studio. On the 25th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: hike along Rim Trail, head outdoors with Shoshone Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

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Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kailua Beach Park and Waikiki Beach. Get some historical perspective at USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park.

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Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Honolulu by combination of bus and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Honolulu. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April; daily highs in Honolulu reach 33°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Wailea.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
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Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

4
days
Wailea, Maui

Wailea ©
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Wailea Beach and Ka'anapali Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Kapalua Beach and Ulua Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Wailea: Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia), Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court & Napili Beach) and Haleakala Crater (in Haleakala National Park).

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Wailea vacation site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Wailea takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. May in Wailea sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), you're off toSan Francisco.

Things to do in Wailea

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Lahaina, Kapalua Beach, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Haleakala Crater
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Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach

5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Shop till you drop at Union Square and City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. Change things up with a short trip to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of SoMa, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach, and take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Wailea to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Traveling from Wailea to San Francisco, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Wailea in May; daily highs in San Francisco reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

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Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

5
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.
Let the collections at Getty Center The Publications and Los Angeles County Museum of Art capture your imagination. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach) and Santa Monica (Montana Avenue & Bergamot Station). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Will Rogers State Beach, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, wander the streets of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier

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