38 days in Continental USA Itinerary

38 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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38 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
2
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
9
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
11
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

3
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Popular historic sites such as Lincoln Road and Art Deco Tours are in your itinerary. Head to Aventura Mall and Village of Merrick Parkfor some retail therapy. Explore Miami Beach's surroundings by going to Everglades National Park (Shark Valley & Anhinga Trail). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at South Beach, shop like a local with Collins Avenue, and wander the streets of Art Deco Historic District.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Miami Beach trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Miami Beach is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight, tram, and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Miami Beach due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Village of Merrick Park, Aventura Mall
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:
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Shark Valley ©
Shark Valley
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

4
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
For shopping fun, head to Alan S. Maltz Gallery or Peppers of Key West. You'll explore and learn at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Key West Firehouse Museum. Step out of Key West to go to Big Pine Key and see National Key Deer Refuge, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, take a tour by water with Fun In The Sun Key West, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip builder .

You can do a combination of bus, tram, and flight from Miami Beach to Key West in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

National Key Deer Refuge
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 3:
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Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then take a stroll through Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Ursuline Convent Museum, then take a stroll through Royal Street, and finally don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Key West to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Key West to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Key West in December, you will find days in New Orleans are cooler (16°C), and nights are slightly colder (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
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Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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.
Popular historic sites such as Tusayan Museum and Grand Canyon Railway Depot are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Rim Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, and explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around -11°C, while days are little chillier, around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 16°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

3
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.
Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Valley Chapel will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, look for all kinds of wild species at McGurk Meadow, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and hike along North Dome.

To see maps and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park route builder site .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 9 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (9°C), and nights are colder (-11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps. Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellers. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Napa to see Wine Tours & Tastings about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planning site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kailua Beach Park and Sunset Beach Park. USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Honolulu to go to Pupukea and see Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach and stroll through Kapiolani Regional Park.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Honolulu day trip planning app .

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu. In December, Honolulu is much hotter than San Francisco - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Sunset Beach Park
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally stop by Elliott Bay Book Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and then wander the streets of Pioneer Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle travel route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Seattle takes 8 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to Seattle, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Honolulu in December, with highs in Seattle at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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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.
Spend the 25th (Wed) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. On the 28th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hayden Valley, explore and take pictures at Lamar Valley, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Back Mountain.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park holiday tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park. In December, Yellowstone National Park is much colder than Seattle - with highs of -5°C and lows of -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Times Square, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Fifth Avenue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December, with highs in New York City at 10°C and lows at 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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