51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

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51 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
7
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
New York City
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
11
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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nights
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.
Honolulu is known for historic sites, wildlife, beaches, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Honolulu vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Honolulu is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

6
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

4
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip app .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
nights
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, head outdoors with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, trek along North Kaibab Trail, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are colder with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Chicago is 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chicago, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

4
nights
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.
Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg--about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

Fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gettysburg National Military Park
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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nights
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in New York City sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip 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, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, explore the striking landscape of Yellowstone National Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park visit website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 9°C and lows about -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Woodland Park and Rose Garden.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Seattle road trip app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: highs in Seattle hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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