48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

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48 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  28​h
1
Des Moines
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Buffalo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Miami
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
12
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
13
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
nights
Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. You've now added Peace Tree Brewing Company - Des Moines Branch to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, walk around Pappajohn Sculpture Park, and hunt for treasures at Downtown Farmers Market.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Des Moines online vacation planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Des Moines is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 14 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Des Moines due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Des Moines: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 13°C at night. You'll set off for Chicago on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Des Moines

Shopping Breweries & Distilleries Parks
Find places to stay May 7 — 11:
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Downtown Farmers Market ©
Downtown Farmers Market
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and Marquette Building. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Magnificent Mile. Go for a jaunt from Chicago to Chesterton to see Cowles Bog about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and stroll through Millennium Park.

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Fly from Des Moines to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Oak Park, Cowles Bog, Horseshoe Hammond
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio ©

1
night
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 14th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Forest Lawn, steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, then browse the exhibits of Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, and finally admire the striking features of Richardson Olmsted Campus. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, then revel in the low prices at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, then get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Buffalo trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Buffalo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Buffalo. In May in Buffalo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Buffalo

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Niagara Jet Adventures
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
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Niagara Jet Adventures ©
Niagara Jet Adventures
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

5
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.
Free Tours by Foot has been added to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Speed Boats Tours and Hamilton Grange National Memorial. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, take a stroll through Times Square, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Buffalo to New York City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay May 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Lincoln Road and Lock & Load Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bayside Marketplace and Dolphin Mall. Go for a jaunt from Miami to Key Largo to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Art Deco Historic District, explore the world behind art at Wynwood Walls, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami trip maker app .

Getting from New York City to Miami by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in May, with highs in Miami at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

3
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Get some cultural insight at Temple Square and Park City Main Street Historic District. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of the Madeleine and The Tabernacle. Change things up with a short trip to Deer Valley Resort in Park City (about 44 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, view the masterpieces at Art at the Main Gallery, ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, and contemplate the long history of McCune Mansion.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City tour planning tool .

Getting from Miami to Salt Lake City by combination of train and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Miami to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in May, you will find days in Salt Lake City are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are cooler (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Park City
Find places to stay May 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Temple Square ©
Temple Square

3
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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. On the 30th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, get great views at Mather Point, stop by Hopi House, and steep yourself in history at Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park tour website .

Drive from Salt Lake City to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Salt Lake City in May, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, admire the masterpieces at The Neon Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 3rd (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Spanish Village Art Center, and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for much colder days in San Diego, with highs around 26°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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.
Do your shopping at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Annenberg Community Beach House. Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, view the masterpieces at Hammer Museum, and browse the different shops at The Grove.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online trip builder .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive, Disneyland Park
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Yosemite Village.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

5
nights
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. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellers. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Modus Operandi Cellars) and Mumm Napa (in Rutherford). The adventure continues: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, stop by The Castro, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Helena, Mumm Napa
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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.
Get outdoors at Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument. Do your shopping at Ala Moana Center and Ko Hana Distillers. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu road trip planning site .

Fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 35°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua Beach Park, Sunset Beach Park, Ko Hana Distillers
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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