34 days in United States & Puerto Rico Itinerary

34 days in United States & Puerto Rico Itinerary

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34 days in United States & Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Milan, Italy
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Rincon, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Washington DC, United States
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
6
Yellowstone National Park, United States
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Honolulu, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Milan, Italy

5
nights
New York City, United States

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City tour builder tool .

Milan, Italy to New York City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Milan in September, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
Culebra, Puerto Rico

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then stroll through Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de Culebra, then kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, and then head off the coast to Culebrita Island.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Culebra takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Culebra at 37°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

2
nights
El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico

El Yunque National Forest ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) and then look for all kinds of wild species at El Yunque Rain Forest. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Luquillo Beach, and then stop by Monkey Threads.

Plan trip to El Yunque National Forest with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In September in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rincon.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Luquillo, Zipline
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach
Zipline

2
nights
Rincon, Puerto Rico

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
On the 25th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Beach and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Rincon online visit planner .

You can drive from El Yunque National Forest to Rincon in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and car. In September in Rincon, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Tres Palmas Marine Reserve ©
Tres Palmas Marine Reserve

4
nights
Washington DC, United States

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.
Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Gettysburg to see Gettysburg National Military Park about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Washington DC trip app .

Traveling by flight from Rincon to Washington DC takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rincon to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rincon in September, things will get a bit cooler in Washington DC: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gettysburg National Military Park
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

5
nights
Yellowstone National Park, United States

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 with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, tour the pleasant surroundings at Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, and trek along Artist Point.

For reviews and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

4
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, San Francisco is much hotter than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Neighborhoods
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

3
nights
Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Kailua to see Kailua Beach Park about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, and contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu planner .

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. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in October; daily highs in Honolulu reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
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Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

4
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Honolulu in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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