27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly + bus:  17​h 15​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Manama

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.
Family-friendly places like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument will thrill your kids. Appreciate the collections at American Museum of Natural History and New York Public Library. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Chapel, take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City online travel planner .

Manama, Bahrain to New York City is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Manama in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

2
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 6th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Glasshouse-Studio and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then kick back and relax at Alki Beach, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Seattle in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Do your shopping at Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards). There's lots more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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You can fly from Seattle to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping

Side Trip

St. Helena
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's lots more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through May Lake Trailhead, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along North Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Yaki Point.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

4
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 Waikiki Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Honolulu in 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Honolulu. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, Honolulu is much hotter at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

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